|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1974|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 2010|
Pine Mountain Club
Timothy White was 5 years old when he was kidnapped in Ukiah by child molester Kenneth Parnell. Two weeks later, fellow kidnap victim Steven Stayner, 14, fled with the boy, known as "Timmy," and hitchhiked to safety.
The dramatic story was told in the 1989 television movie, "I Know My First Name is Steven."
White died April 1 of an apparent pulmonary embolism. He was buried Thursday in the town of Newhall, where he had worked as a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy.
Parnell died in prison in 2008. Stayner, who was held captive by Parnell for seven years, died in a 1989 motorcycle crash.
The kidnappings exacted a heavy toll on the Stayner family. Stayner's brother, Cary, is in San Quentin State Prison awaiting execution for killing four women in Yosemite National Park in 1999. His parents testified at his trial that they felt they neglected him, preoccupied with searching for Steven.
White lived in Pine Mountain, Calif., with his wife, Dena, and two children. He also is survived by his mother, father and sister.
Tim testified against parnell about 6 years back. he faced his abuser/kidnapper. that caused parnell to spend his life where it belonged: behind bars. Tim just like Steven was a hero.
Eternal Valley Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
Created by: Josey
Record added: Apr 09, 2010
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