In Memory of James Elbert WHITE

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Date of Birth:   October 16, 1944

Date of Death:   July 24, 2013

Life Legacy:
James Elbert White, age 68, of Yelm, Washington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. James was born in Crossett, Arkansas on October 16, 1944, a son of the late Ray and Kathleen White. James was married to Gerlinde “his Schatzi” on May 09, 1965 in Rossfeld, Germany ; they were married 48 years. James joined the Army right out of high school and he retired as Sergeant First Class after 24 years of service. He is a highly decorated combat veteran who served 2 tours of duty in Viet Nam. James’ favorite pastimes included rodeos, hunting, fishing and country music. James is survived by his wife, Gerlinde White of Yelm, Washington; daughter Carmen Cory of Simi Valley, California; son Richard White of Silverdale, Washington; son Jim White of Ariel, Washington, daughter Sonya Aalmo of Puyallup, Washington; sister Shirley Knox of Crossett, Arkansas; sister Dorothy Farmer of Hamburg, Arkansas; brother Regie White of Bastrop, Louisiana and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends. James is preceded in death by his brother Kirby White and his brother Ricky White. “See you again upstairs Schatzi.”

Messages of Condolence:

"Rest in peace.."
- Ed and Evy Wright

"Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. "
- George Sieretzki

"Our heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss! Please let us know if there is anything we can do! Love you! ~Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal~"
- Jim & Caroline Clark

"Rest in peace James, you've earned it."
- Kerrigan Cory

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