Mark E White
1956 - 2020
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Longtime Sterling resident, Mark E. White, 64, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Providence Alaska Medical Center of cardiac arrest.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 28, at 2 PM at Soldotna Bible Chapel.

Mark was born April 8, 1956 in Quincy, Illinois to David L. and Margaret E. White. In August 1973, his family moved to Alaska and settled in the Scout Lake area of Sterling where Mark lived the remainder of his life. He graduated from Kenai Central High School in 1974. Mark knew and loved the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a member of Soldotna Bible Chapel where over the years he served as Sunday School teacher, Missions Chairman, and for many years the church's registered agent.

Mark inherited a strong work ethic and had constantly expanding interests in horticulture, travel, weaving, crocheting, and cooking. He raised rabbits, chickens, and had beautiful gardens and loved his greenhouse. He was known in the horticulture community as an expert on arctic and alpine plants. He traveled to Israel to participate in an archeological dig. His kind heart for others extended to his volunteering at Central Peninsula General Hospital for the "No One Dies Alone" program. He cared deeply for family, friends, and coworkers. He worked for many years at Debenham Electric in Nikiski. Most recently he was a real estate agent at Ron Moore Company. He served as president of the Alaska State Realtors and was Realtor of the Year in Alaska.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents, and his sisters Donna E. White and Diana L. White.

Mark leaves behind his sisters Marsha Lindman (Gary) of Soldotna, Melinda Birky (Gene) of Anchorage and Maria Horwath of Wasilla; nieces Leah Moore (JD), Rachel Odom (Shaq); nephews Nathan Horwath, CJ Horwath (Jennalee) and Matthew Birky; along with two great nieces and three great-nephews; his Uncle Mike and Aunt Sharon Williams of Missouri, Aunt Betty Campbell of Missouri and many cousins.

Mark's life impacted people from all over the world. We can keep Mark's memory alive by passing on his kindness, helpfulness to one another and forever honor his life.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit or sign his online guestbook at

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Published in Peninsula Clarion on Jun. 21, 2020.
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July 4, 2020
With deepest respect we extend our condolences to Marks family. Mark sold a piece of real estate for me and we became friends. Truly a man of decency and integrity who will be missed by many.
June 29, 2020
All of the Burnsides family are truly saddened by Mark's passing. We have shared some special times with the White family that will always be treasured. Mark visited us in Oregon a couple of times and we are thankful for that as well as our visits to Alaska. His smile and upbeat attitude towards life was truly a blessing to all who knew him. He shared his letter writing abilities with us as had his dad - special!!! I picture he and Diana sharing "Jabs" at each other in the most delightful way!! Our loss on earth is truly a blessing in Heaven. Peace be with ALL!!! The Burnsides Family
Cheryl Burnsides
June 28, 2020
Although I only met Mark once, he was a great encouragement to me and my kids. His love for Jesus spilled over into love for others and I look forward to praising the Savior together with him one day.
Jenny Meeker
June 25, 2020
I was introduced to Mark at one of his annual plant sales. His kindness and humble demeanor simply radiated the love of Christ. It was always a pleasure to spend time in his companyeven pulling weeds on occasion. He is greatly missed by many.
Kathryn Zerbe
June 24, 2020
When Id come out to visit it was always great to see Mark. He loved his family they were very dear to his heart. The wonderful gift of being with Our Lord and Savior, what a joy to see family again. Mark will be missed.
My condolences to each of you. May peace be with all of you through this time.

June 24, 2020
Mark was someone that I along with the rest of us that knew him respected. He was the voice of reason in all his dealings. Kind, thoughtful, caring, giving, are just a few words that describe how he carried himself. Im thankful to have known him, worked with him and will miss him like so many others. Rest In Peace Mark.
Ross Baxter
June 21, 2020
Mark was a kind and wonderful person.He shared his interests and new projects with such enthusiasm,his smile was contagious.To the family my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Barb McMahill
June 20, 2020
To all of Mark's family: Losing Mark is an incalculable lasting blow. No one ever loves you like that again. The love you shared once is never lost. It is forever a part of your being. You have it still. The shared memories are whispering galleries. They are clearly heard at the end and for all posterity. That is the legacy Mark leaves with you. With sincerest condolences and love. - Sherry Lambert, friend & neighbor
Sheryl Lambert
June 20, 2020
Dear family please accept our condolence and take courage, throw all your anxiety and pain on the God of peace, he is near to all those calling upon him. He will grant you all the strength the courage you will need as you face the lonely days without your love ones, but always keep there lovely smiles in your thoughts.
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