Roger  White
Roger  White
Roger  White
Roger  White
Roger  White

Obituary of Roger P. White

Roger P. White, 87, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2023 at home.

Roger was born September 16, 1936 in Oakdale, California to Ralph and Richaline White. He was the seventh of nine children. After graduating from Oakdale High School in 1956, he joined the US Navy and was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge.

While the ship was in port in Bremerton, Washington he was set up on a blind date and met the love of his life, Sydney Joyce Partin. They were married, May 12, 1957 in South Prairie, Washington.

After leaving the Navy, Roger and Joyce settled in Enumclaw, Washington where they raised two children, Kelli and Troy.

Roger worked at Weyerhaeuser’s White River Mill for thirty years as a saw filer. After his retirement in 1998, he had more time to pursue his love for the outdoors. He and Joyce cruised to Alaska many times and also made the trip by car. In addition, they visited Hawaii, all of the Western, and most of the Southern states. Some of their best times were spent with their grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter Kelli (Rob Mellish) and son Troy (Melissa Gage); six grandchildren, Hillary (Chris Thurman), Will (Roni Cothard), Killian, Evan (Melissa Ward), Damon, and Drew, and great granddaughter Wiley.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 21 at 1pm at Enumclaw Church of the Nazarene, 2501Warner Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Enumclaw Church of the Nazarene.


Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Sunday, January 21, 2024
Enumclaw Nazarene Church
2501 Warner Ave
Enumclaw , Washington, United States
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