Larry Guy White |

Larry Guy White

Larry Guy White of Rifle died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at his home from complications of pneumonia. He was 60.

He was born June 21, 1942, in Colorado Springs to Gladys Edith Hoxie and Guy Jennings White. He attended primary school in Rifle and graduated from Douglas County High School in 1960.

Mr. White served in the Army National Guard from 1964 to 1970.

He served with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Posse from 1967 to 1972, and volunteered with the Douglas County 4-H program.

Mr. White moved in 1972 to Montrose, where he was one of the founders of the Montrose Horse Racing Association.

He became a licensed electrician in 1972 and worked in that trade for the rest of his life.

He was a father figure, a hard-working man and an inspiration to all who knew him. He was admired for his strength, courage, wisdom, and devotion to his family, and will be remembered for his Ford-loving ways.

Mr. White is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mathew Guy and Michele White of Georgetown, Texas; by a daughter and son-in-law, Toby Lynn and Travis Bunkelman of Grand Junction; by granddaughters Grace and Jessica; and by a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jackie White of Guffey.

Cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Mr. White’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Rifle Fire Station, 1801 Railroad Ave. in Rifle.

Callahan Edfast Mortuary of Grand Junction is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rifle Fire Department, 1801 Railroad Ave., Rifle CO 81650.

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