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John L. White

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It is with a heavy heart we report John Louis White passed away suddenly near his home in Coupeville, WA on October 12, 2016.
John was born in Eastport, Maine on November 2nd, 1953. His early years were spent in New England, his family relocating to Goleta, California in 1969. John graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 1970. Shortly after graduation, John chose to leave California for the Pacific Northwest, settling initially in Longview, WA. While in Longview, John met his future wife, Katherine Carr. Together, they relocated to Coupeville, WA in 1988.

It is with a heavy heart we report John Louis White passed away suddenly near his home in Coupeville, WA on October 12, 2016.
John was born in Eastport, Maine on November 2nd, 1953. His early years were spent in New England, his family relocating to Goleta, California in 1969. John graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 1970. Shortly after graduation, John chose to leave California for the Pacific Northwest, settling initially in Longview, WA. While in Longview, John met his future wife, Katherine Carr. Together, they relocated to Coupeville, WA in 1988.
His profession as a journey man carpenter led to very creative projects over his lifetime.
Fishing, boating and camping in the Northwest have been his passion for many years. John loved music and became proficient playing guitar, mandolin and ukulele. He was a gifted songwriter, his songs often reflecting life's challenges in a clever and amusing fashion. John was also a generous entertainer who lit up many a party and small gathering with his music and unique humor.
John is survived by his wife, Katherine "Katie" Carr-White, of Coupeville, his step-son, Shane Mendiola and grandsons, Ian, Wyatt and Dreyke Mendiola, of Longview, WA, his brother Allen R. White and sister, Anne V. White, both of Goleta, CA. He is also survived by his nieces Rhonda and Corrine White, nephews Russell and Daniel Samler, Michael, Jack and Zach White and Michael Andrews.
John's family wish to extend their deepest gratitude to paramedics, nurses and ER physician at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center who assisted in his care.
John shared his love of life, through his music with many wonderful friends over the years. He will be greatly missed by many.