OBITUARY

David Pup Eugene White

July 11, 1944January 7, 2014
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David “Pup” Eugene White, 69, of Ames, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Israel Family Hospice House. A Celebration of Life Open House will be Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 2-4 PM at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 607 28th St., Ames. Burial with military honors will be held Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2 PM at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery, 34024 Veterans Memorial Drive, Adel. In memory of Pup and in keeping with his wishes, the family asks that you wear blue jeans and your favorite t-shirt or sweatshirt. Pup was born July 11, 1944 in Ames; the son of Walter and Helen Holzer White. He graduated from Ames High School and Iowa State University with a degree in English. He was a thesis away from his Master’s Degree in Foreign Language from the University of Iowa. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and retired from the US Postal Service in 2006 where he served as a letter carrier and postal clerk in Ames. Pup was an avid reader who loved the Hawkeyes and enjoyed growing roses. He was generous to a fault and believed in doing anything for another person when he could. Pup had a reserved seat at Sportsman’s Lounge where people enjoyed his quick wit and humor. Pup is survived by his sisters, Mary Epperly and Elizabeth White, both of Des Moines and a nephew, David White of Madison, WI and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Jack, Francis and Paul White. As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Israel Family Hospice House or the charity of donor’s choice. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.StevensMemorialChapel.com.

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  • Celebration of Life Open House Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Richard Miller

April 10, 2016

I do not know whether anyone will ever read this note. I just now(April 2016) stumbled across Dave's obit. My name is Richard Miller and I served with Dave in Korea(1969-1970). We were stationed on a small island (Kangwha-Do) up on the DMZ. It was a small military intel operations company. Dave was trained as an electronic warfare operator. He was assigned to my shift. It was my job to get him up to speed with all the crazy things related to our job.He wound up as my roommate for the last six months that I was there. We became the best of friends. I learned a lot about Ames, Iowa, the Hawkeyes, English literature, and Dave's view of life in general. We both were in our early twenties, had our lives ahead of us. Both Dave and I were shipped to different parts of the world after Korea and lost touch. Over the years I often would wonder where and how he was. Now I know. I have not cried in years, but when I found this obit I sat here and sobbed. It brought back a lot of memories, like Dave eating a tuna sandwich that was bad, got food poisoning and had to be medi-vacd out on a chopper in the middle of the night, wearing the brightest orange sweater(I think I have some pictures around here somewhere), when off duty he always had a book under his arm. My friend, rest in peace.

Mike Brien

January 29, 2014

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