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Morgan Branch White "Pogo Poge" Morgan Branch White (Pogo Poge), 86, passed away September 2, 2010 of heart complications. Morgan was internationally known for his work on TV, stage, radio and film. He was born July 25, 1924 in Monroe, Utah to C.A. and Olive Branch White. He attended SUSC and graduated from Utah State University. He spent 59 wonderful years with his wife, Mildred Tanner, whom he married on June 5, 1951, in the Logan Temple. Morgan was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving a mission in Sweden and attending the temple weekly. Morgan gave extensively to the community by donating his time to the March of Dimes Marathon, Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Boy Scouts of America, who honored him with the Silver Beaver Award. He had a unique ability to make all he came in contact with feel they were important and of great worth. His kindness, gentleness and deep love touched teens as a #1 disc jockey in Denver and children as Pogo Poge on the Checkers and Pogo TV Show in Hawaii. He retired to the family farm in Sevier, Utah. He touched thousands of lives and will be greatly missed. Morgan is survived by his dear wife, Mildred, five children: Tonya (Ken) Riches, Morgan (Sue) White, Steven White, Kimo (Stephanie) White and Keoni (Emily) White; sister Beth Nordgren ;18 grandchildren; 17 great-grand children; one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held in Elsinore, Utah September 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the LDS Chapel. A viewing will be held at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield Monday, September 6 from 6-8 p.m. and an hour before the service on Tuesday. Interment at the Joseph Cemetery.

Published in Deseret News on Sept. 5, 2010
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