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 Berkley Leroy White

Berkley Leroy White

Birth
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Death 9 Aug 1998 (aged 87)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Burial Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Plot B_44_3_8
Memorial ID 143844 · View Source
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MT. PLEASANT--Berkley LeRoy White, 87, passed away peacefully in the Sanpete Valley Hospital.

He was born September 26, 1910 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, a son of John Leroy and Gabrilla Seely White. He married Dortha Romero, later divorced. Survived by his loving wife, Rillis Nelson, that he married on June 26, 1979.

Berkley worked the early years in his life herding sheep for his family in the west hills of Sanpete County. Entered in the field of electrical work as a construction lineman, promoted up to line crew supervisor for the cities of Mt. Pleasant, Springville and Murray power companies. While working for Murray City Power he became line crew supervisor for 20 years and retired there. Berkley loved and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his immediate family. In his later years he traveled around the country participating in horse pulling matches with Clydesdale horses, with his best friend/cousin, Que Seely. Berkley enjoyed traveling different parts of the country with his wife, Rillis. He will always be remembered by his great sense of humor.

Berkley was was devoted son, father and husband, always helping and taking care of his daughters, sons and family members ahead of himself. Berkley's life was his family.

Survived by his wife, Rillis White, of Mt. Pleasant; children, Dorthella Drake, Thorton, ID; Carol (Nile) Mitchell, Kearns, UT; Aliene (Ali) White, Salt Lake City, UT; Verl (Ruthann) White, Kearns, UT; Kenneth (Debbie) White, Sandy, UT; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Merzella Curtis; and brother, Richard White. Preceded in death by his parents; brother and sisters, Fontella, Lola, Owen, and Zola.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 14, 1998 at Ursenbach Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friends and family may call one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank IHC Home Health Care and Sanpete Valley Hospital Nursing Staff for all their professional care and love they gave to Berkley and his family.

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: August 12, 1998


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  • Maintained by: Love My Ancestors
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 143844
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Berkley Leroy White (26 Sep 1910–9 Aug 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 143844, citing Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Love My Ancestors (contributor 47233390) .