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ROBERT NELSON WHITE

December 18, 1928 - July 9, 2017


Robert Bob White, a resident of Sublimity, Oregon since 1991, died peacefully in his sleep July 9, in hospice care in Stayton, Oregon.
 
Born in Portland, Oregon on December 18, 1928, he attended Grant High School.  He graduated from the University of Oregon, where he played basketball and ran track. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and graduated with a BA in Psychology and Sociology, and an M.A. in Social Work. As a lifelong alumnus, he was an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks. After college, Bob joined the Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War, and rising to the rank of Major before resigning his commission.
 
Bob then joined the Oregon State Department of Human Services where he focused his concern on child welfare. In 1991, after a long professional life, he married a former college classmate, Marjorie Tate, of Sublimity. He joined the Union Hill Grange #728 and the Oregon Small Woodlands Association OSWA, spending much of his time on forest management and water and soil conservation. He was a member also of Silverton Elks Lodge #2210, B.P.O.E. He is survived by his wife Marjorie, seven children and stepchildren, and many grandchildren. A private burial is planned at the Union Hill Cemetery. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in his memory to: Union Hill Grange, c/o Mary Ann Scott, Grange Director, 17253 Silver Falls Hwy, SE, Sublimity, OR 97385.
Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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