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1926 - 2013
Shirley White, a long-time Whittier resident, died on 19 August 2013. She was born in Los Angeles and attended Whittier College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1947, and then an MSc in biology at Ohio State University. She and her husband, Harry G. White Jr., settled in Whittier in 1950. Shirley taught biology for ten years at Bellflower and Norwalk High Schools and also served as Dean of Girls at Norwalk. After time off to raise her son, she went on to work for over 30 years as an adjunct professor at Whittier College in the Education Department, training student teachers. She was very active in the community, especially at First Christian Church in Whittier. She is survived by her son Paul, and grandson Oliver, with whom she lived during the last year of her life in Cambridge, England. A memorial service will be held at 11am on October 5, 2013 at First Christian Church, 6355 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier.
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sept. 11, 2013