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Steven Reynolds "White Cat" Vine
Birth: Nov. 13, 1944
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 2007
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA

Steven was born in the capital of make-believe and dreams otherwise known as Hollywood, California. His parents were Richard and Virginia Vine who had migrated from the mid-west to sunny southern California in the 1930's. Steven and his sister Valarie were born in the 1940's just as the baby boom generation was getting underway. Steven's father wanted to be a singer and his mother needed to go to work, so both he and his sister were boarded out during the week, coming home on weekends to their little house near the L.A. River in Sherman Oaks, California. It was a strange childhood with an absentee father and weekend visits to their mother. Richard got a show on Broadway (Kismet), and the whole family came together for one brief shining moment in Manhattan in 1954. Once the show ended, so did the marriage, and Steven, his sister and mother found themselves on the island of Manhattan, "learning the ropes" of life in a metropolis. Steven was accepted at the prestigious St. Thomas Choir School where he was both boarded and schooled for the next few years. He had a beautiful boy soprano voice. He looked angelic in his choir robes. Years passed. Steven sang in the choir every Sunday on Fifth Avenue in the gorgeous and gothic St. Thomas Church, and in 1959 when he graduated, was awarded the Headmaster's trophy which was a great honor. Steven briefly attended Trinity Pawling prep school, but like Holden Caulfield, couldn't obey the rules. He came back to California in 1960 and for the next 47 years of his life tried to figure out what life was all about. He was a poster boy for the 60's. He loved rock and roll. He loved the lyrics and genius of Bob Dylan. He loved women. He was an extraordinary photographer. He grew to be a tall, graceful, good-looking fellow who was gifted in so many ways. He was gentle with animals and loved his cat "Phantom" who like himself loved the night. He was blessed with a son, Morgan in 1968, and later with two fantastic grandchildren, Tanner and Taylor, who got to know shortly before his death from prostate cancer in 2007. He liked to sign his notes with the name "White Cat". Wherever you may roam White Cat, your sister hopes you are finally at peace. 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Spain Vine (1913 - 1999)
  Virginia Marie Vine (1919 - 1993)
 
 Children:
   Phantom (1990 - 1992)*
 
 Sibling:
  Steven Reynolds Vine (1944 - 2007)
  Kevin Vine (1958 - 1958)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Palm Desert Memorial
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA
Plot: sec 2671 lot 721
 
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Jul 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55375688
Steven Reynolds White Cat Vine
Added by: Valarie Vine
 
Steven Reynolds White Cat Vine
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Steven Reynolds White Cat Vine
Added by: Valarie Vine
 
 
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
Is Phantom with you? It will be seven years tomorrow. Just discovered that your teacher at St. Thomas , Gordon Clem, passed away a few months ago. You are remembered.
- V
 Added: Mar. 5, 2014

- Paddington
 Added: Sep. 8, 2013
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