Junior Herald White
1926 - 2014
Our dad, Junior Herald White, was born in Buckhart, MO on February 4, 1926 to Herold R. White and Bulah C. Herron White. He passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Valley View on May 9, 2014 with his family at his side. Dad left home at a young age and enlisted in the U.S. Navy just one day shy of his 18th birthday on February 3, 1944. He served his country proudly until he was honorably discharged on January 30, 1947, receiving a letter of recognition and appreciation from President Harry S. Truman. Dad followed his younger brother, Howard C. White, to the western states area and became quite smitten with his brother's wife's little sister, Betty Rose Foreman. They were married on November 18, 1955 and were blessed with five children. They were married for 54 years until mom's passing in 2009. The two brothers and the two sisters were an amazing foursome and blended their families almost as one. Dad taught us how to work hard and play hard. Camping, hunting and fishing were his favorite types of play. Horsethief Reservoir above Cascade was a favorite camping and fishing spot where he even became a camp host for a couple of seasons in his later years. After many, many years as manager for Pullman Brick, and Northwest Stone and Tile, dad retired but couldn't stay away from the business and went to work part time at Boise Stone and Tile just a few blocks from his home. His work as a mason, stone and tile setter was comparable to none. His beautiful work can still be seen around the Treasure Valley and at the family home. Dad never met a stranger. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a grin on his face. He was often caught making faces and sticking his tongue out at his grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents, his lovely wife Betty, and his brother Howard. He is survived by his children, Martye J. White, Steven H. White (Kathy), Rocky V. White, DeVonna R. Parrie, and Tawnya J. White (Tim); grandchildren Cody J. White, Denver G. White, Tyson V. White, and McKenzie R. White; great-granddaughters Jordan R. White and Bailey J. White. He is also survived by special nephews Larry White and Dennis White, and niece Donna Voight, the children of his brother. A Family Committal Service will be held at Cloverdale Memorial Park in Boise on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:00am. An Open House Celebration of Dad's life will be held at the Family home at 1715 North Amber St. in Boise starting at 1:00pm. You may call 861-6422 or 870-5731 for more information. The family would like to give a very special thanks to the staff at Life Care Center of Valley View and United Hospice, with a special thanks to Tammy Kuhl.
Cloverdale Funeral Home
1200 North Cloverdale Road Boise, ID 83713
Published in Idaho Statesman on May 13, 2014