Don Keith White
June 8, 1921 – March 10, 2018
Beloved husband, father, grand-father and great-grandfather Don Keith White passed away peacefully on March 10, 2018 in the home he built himself on his grandfather’s original homestead property in Millcreek, Utah. Don was born June 8, 1921 as the youngest child of Henry Howick White and Rosella Stokes Eldredge. At the time of his death, he was the last surviving grandchild of pioneer grandparents Edward White and Eliza Howick. Don was preceded in death by his brothers H. Lamar, Stephen L., Dale E., and Warren L. and by his sisters Xenia, Thelma, Merle, Lorraine, Eleithe, and Maurine. In his senior year at Granite High School, he met the love of his life, Alice Stevenson White. They were married on April 18, 1941 in the Salt Lake LDS temple. Just two weeks later, Don left for a 2 year mission to the Southern States for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This mission would begin a pattern of service and sacrifice that he and his sweet wife would continue together throughout their lives. Don and Alice have a large and grateful posterity. They are the parents of 8 children; Linda (Dale) Rasmuson, Ronald S. (Marilyn) White, Dona White, Lurena (Alex) Mead, Marie White, Mary Alice White, Keith S. (Cherilyn) White and Lyle E. (Marie) White. They have 27 grandchildren and a growing posterity of great-grandchildren. Don is preceded in death by his wife Alice, daughters Marie and Mary Alice, and great grandsons Dakota Rasmuson and Hudson White. Summers were spent working in his garden, and fishing and camping at nearby lakes. He loved Yellowstone Park and took his family there for summer vacations every year. He liked his food warm (not hot) and his water cold (not cool). Don was a WW2 veteran, serving in the occupation forces in Korea. After his return, he attended the University of Utah and LDS Business College. He worked for many years as an office manager for Intermountain Traffic Service. He dedicated his life to service in the LDS church serving as Bishop, Stake President and Patriarch in the Wilford Stake. He and Alice served a mission to New York City where they supervised the visitor’s center in Manhattan. They loved temple service and worked as ordinance workers and as a counselor and assistant matron in the temple presidency of the Salt Lake Temple. The impact of Don’s service is immense, he directly touched the lives of thousands, one by one. In February of 2002, Don’s dear wife Alice was taken from him in death. He married Nelda Robinson Wall on September 12, 2002. Their marriage extended their happiness and vigor for over 15 years. They became beloved grandparents to each other’s grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 am Saturday, March 17th at the Wilford Stake Center (3080 S. 1765 E.). Viewing and visitation with family will also be at Wilford Stake Center from 6-8 pm on Friday, March 16th and from 10-10:45 am the day of the funeral. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.
- Linda (Dale) Rasmuson, Daughter
- Ronald S (Marilyn) White, Son
- Dona White, Daughter
- Lurena (Alex) Mead, Daughter
- Marie White, Daughter
- Mary Alice White, Daughter
- Keith S. (Cherilyn) White, Son
- Lyle E. (Marie) White, Son
- Don also leaves 27 grandchildren and a growing posterity of great-grandchildren who will cherish his memory.
- Viewing Friday, March 16, 2018
- Viewing Saturday, March 17, 2018
- Celebration of Don's Life Saturday, March 17, 2018
Don Keith White
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March 15, 2018
To the White family,
I am so sorry to hear the passing of your father, grandfather. The father of any family is the greatest example of love, leadership and honesty.
I pray that you will all feel the spirit of the Holy Ghost enfold you in his love.
March 13, 2018
I send my condolence to the family of Don Keith White. May happy memories of Don bring you comfort as we await the fulfillment of Acts 24:15, which gives us hope to be reunited with our dead loved ones.