Raymond George White, Jr., was born on May 19, 1938 in Walsenburg, Colorado to Raymond George White, Sr., and
Goldie E. (Wittmer) White. Ray died February 21, 2007, at the Franklin Community Hospital, Franklin, Nebraska, at the age of 68 years, 9 months, and 2 days.
He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1956, and
entered the U.S. Naval Air Corps in the fall of 1956 where he spent seven years. His
rank was E7, and he was discharged in the fall of 1963. He completed the Navy Electrical
Science and Engineering program, and after leaving the navy in 1963 he worked for
Precision Monolithics in Santa Clara, California for two years, then he went to work for
IBM Corporation in San Jose, California. He retired from IBM, after 27 years, in 1992.
Ray leaves his son, Todd Raymond White and his wife and three children who live in Chula
Vista, California, and he leaves his daughter, Kimberly Ann White-Godhino and her husband
and new baby, who live in Folsom, California. He also leaves two sisters, Christine and
Ann, as well as nieces, nephews, and great nephews.
He was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club, the American Legion, the Navy Patron 50
Blue Dragons, the Navy Mariner/Marlin Association, the Valley Gun Club, the North
American Hunting Club, and the NRA. He loved hunting, fishing, and history, he was a
hobby naturalist and archeologist, and he especially loved being a grandfather.
A celebration of Raymond George White, Jr. life were held Saturday, March 3, 2007, at the Hutchins Funeral Home Chapel, Franklin, Nebraska, with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Music was provided by Mrs. Connie Schmidt, organist, and Donnie Moore, soloist, who sang, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Face Me." Casket bearers were: Tommy Jameson, Lyn Kugler, Tom White, Paul Corneluis, Joe Corneluis, and Tom White, Jr. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Franklin, Nebraska. Military Rites by V.F.W. Post No. 5757, Franklin, and United States Navy Reserve. The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church, Franklin, Nebraska. Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, Nebraska, was in charge of arrangements.