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George White

April 24, 1936 — October 25, 2022

George Edward White, 86

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, George Edward White, 86, of Kingston, Idaho, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on October 25, 2022 at the Shoshone Medical Center of Kellogg.  He was born April 24, 1936 in Kellogg; George was the son of Guy and Laura (Marshall) White.

George has lived in the Silver Valley all of his life; Kellogg was his beloved home.  He attended the Kellogg High School, where he excelled in athletics; George was a member of the first Kellogg High School  Basketball team to win the State Championship.  He graduated in the class of 1955.

George married Joanne Duran on December 30, 1956 at the St. Rita’s Catholic Church of Kellogg.

George had first worked at the Bunker Hill Mining Company in instrumentation for twenty years.  He then was part owner of KWAL Radio for 40 years, until the age of 80.  George and Paul Robinson also had owned and operated Fred’s Restaurant and Bar of Kellogg for several years.

George was a member of the St. Rita’s Catholic Church of Kellogg, an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Kellogg Rotary Club for many years.  He refereed many High School basketball games throughout the Silver Valley, as well as, many district and state tournaments.  George was a member of the North Idaho Officials Association.  He also served as an announcer for many football and basketball games.

George loved and enjoyed his family, wood-working and was an avid sports fan.

George is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Joanne White of the family home of Kingston; three children Mitch White (Kristi) of Vancouver, Washington, Kim White of Washington and Renee Newburn (Ray) of Kingston, Idaho; seven grandchildren Jessica Sager, Jared Nielsen, Holland Lapp, Jake Newburn, Tristan Nielsen, Alex Green and Gabi White; numerous great-grandchildren; and he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  George was preceded in death by his parents and eleven siblings.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Rita’s Catholic Church of Kellogg with Father Jerome Montez serving as Celebrant.  A reception/luncheon will be held at the Church Fellowship Hall following services.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Kellogg High School Athletic Department, 2 Jacobs Gulch Rd. Kellogg, Idaho 83837.

George was such a great supporter of Silver Valley sports and our community.  He was loved by his family and many, many friends; he never met a stranger.  George will be greatly missed.

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Memorial Mass

Friday, November 4, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Rita's Catholic Church

25 Kellogg Ave, Kellogg, ID 83837

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