Tyler Clayton White passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 22, due to a motorcycle accident on Friday, September 14th, 2012, in Burlington. Tyler was born on July 3rd, 1990 to Richard and Terry White in Mount Vernon.
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He attended Little Mountain Elementary and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2008. He was currently working at Alf Christianson Seed Company as a Seed Technician.
Tyler lived life to the fullest in everything he did. He dreamed about the feeling of riding a motorcycle and the power and thrill that speed gave him. He loved riding his quad in Walker Valley and the dunes in Moses Lake. He also enjoyed golfing, and at the age of 16 got a hole-in-one on the original 4th hole at Eaglemont Golf Course with his Dad. In the winters, he enjoyed riding his snowboard at Mt. Baker or Stevens Pass.
When Tyler was 18, he was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis Type 2. Though this proved challenging through the many surgeries he had, over time he became positive about his future and what life had to offer.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Herbert Clayton Harriman, "Papa".
He is survived by his two loving parents; twin brother, Derek White; sister and her fiancé, Christie White and Craig Thompson; sister and brother-in-law, Jenny and John Trivett; grandmother, Betty Harriman; grandparents, Chuck and Barbara Amstutz; grandparents, Dr. Ken and Judy White; great-uncle, Randy Fultz; great-uncle and aunt, Bill and Billie Harriman; great-uncle and aunt, Robert and Colleen Sordahl; great-aunt and uncle, Char and Ray Moon; aunt and uncle, Diana and Mark Henderson; uncle and aunt, Dean and Pam Harriman; uncle and aunt, Jeff and Chris White; aunt and uncle, Carolyn and Dan Swan; and many special cousins, Emily, Travis, Hailey, Brycen, Brian, Rebecca, Bradley, Andrew, Brett and Brandon.
Tyler was working and saving his money to fulfill his dream to be a motorcycle mechanic. He was preparing to attend MMI after the first of the year. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the "Tyler C. White Scholarship Trust", through any Chase Bank in WA state. The family would like to fulfill his dream by helping others like him.
The family would like to invite anyone who was touched by Tyler to help celebrate his life on Sunday, September 23rd at 2pm at St. Joseph Center with a reception immediately following. Address: 215 N. 15th Street, Mt. Vernon.
Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home and a public viewing for those to say good-bye will be available Friday 10-5pm and Saturday from 2-6pm.
Please share your thoughts of Tyler and sign the online guest register www.hawthornefh.com.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Sept. 20, 2012