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Jerry N. White

July 27, 1925 — September 17, 2018

Jerry N. White

Jerry N. White (aka Aaron Aa. Aardvark) told his last joke and sang his last tune on September 17, 2018. He was 93. Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary; his children Rod (Pilar), Dianna White, and Sally Weigel, and half-sister, Jill Davenport. He is also survived by five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Judson N. and Beulah P. White, birth mother Lela Sutton, his first wife Pat, as well as his daughter Stacy, his half brothers Charles Palmer White, Jack Sutton and great granddaughter Phyllicia.

Jerry joined the Navy when he was 17 to serve in World War II. He was stationed at New Caledonia in the South Pacific and enjoyed telling stories of his time there. After the service, it was back to high school to graduate and then on to earning a living. At a friend’s request, he traveled to Raton to be a witness for his buddy’s elopement. The JP asked Jerry and Pat (the maid of honor), “Do you want to get married also?”, and the marriage lasted 60 years. And they say kids these days are cuckoo.  Jerry looked for a better job and landed one at CF&I Steel where he worked for the next 39 years.

The Masons, particularly the Shriners, brought him the greatest joy over his 60+ year membership. The many different plays, events, and activities with fellow brothers were dear to his heart. Until the last few years, his involvement was extensive and continuous. He assumed the nickname Aaron Aa. Aardvark in the Masons because he got tired of waiting in line until “Ws” were called!

Jerry loved singing and perhaps his favorite song was, “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning” and he really did. He enjoyed traveling and had been to Europe, Asia, and many parts of the United States. Often the U.S. travel was for Masonic occasions and events. He had met many, many people over his lifetime and they always responded to him, usually positively!

After Pat passed away, Jerry began his new regimen at the YMCA where his met a young lady named Mary. Finding a new singing partner, it didn’t take long for them to say “I do” ….and they did. They were married almost 10 years, and while their time together was brief they shared many wonderful experiences, along with lots of laughter and music.

A big heartfelt thank you to the staff at Rock Canyon Rehabilitation Center and Suncrest Hospice for the care given Jerry the last year of his life. He became Grandpa, and a favorite, to many.

A memorial celebration will be held at Davis Mortuary on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (4104 Outlook Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81008) or to Al Kaly Shriners (635 W. Corona Suite 120, Pueblo, CO 81004).

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Memorial Service

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Davis Memorial Chapel

, Pueblo, CO 81004

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