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Oscar E. White Jr.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, for Oscar "Ed" Edward White Jr., 90, of Boise, Idaho. The former Ceres resident died on September 24, 2007, at Capitol Care Center in Boise.

Born Feb. 10, 1917 in Fort Scott, Kansas to Oscar and Murtie (Wilson) White, Ed grew up in Woodward, Okla., and graduated from local schools there. In 1937 he went to California and worked as a migrant field laborer until he could save enough money to begin college. In 1944, he graduated from Pasadena College with a B.A. in Philosophy. He was a minister in Oregon and California, a machinist, an electronics technician, and in later years he worked as a pastoral counselor and social worker. Mr. White was the program manager of the Sutter County Welfare Department in Yuba City, at the time of his retirement in 1979. He enjoyed reading, gardening, woodworking, and visiting his family.

He was married to Jane Huchingson on Jan. 30, 1943 in Denair. They moved to Modesto in 1953 and then settled in Ceres in 1957. After 41 years of marriage, Jane passed away in 1984. Mr. White moved to Boise to live with his daughter and her family in 1997. Willow Park Assisted Living became his home in 2004.

He leaves behind two daughters, Joanne Jackson of San Diego, and Rebecca Fullerton of Boise, Idaho; three grandchildren Erika Jackson of Oakland, David Fullerton and Paul Fullerton, both of Boise, Idaho; his brother, Francis L. White, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, three sisters, and five brothers.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Luke's Hospice, 190 E. Bannock St., Boise, Idaho 83712, or to a favorite charity.