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David White

A private celebration of life will be scheduled later for nature lover, lifelong jokester, and clever inventor David Michael White, 53, who passed away on Oct. 8, 2021, returning to the vast and mysterious unknown he loved to ponder.

He was born Jan. 9, 1968, in Hillsboro and lived in a few towns throughout the state before moving to Laramie, Wyoming, to complete his degree in 1997.

His technology career with Hewlett Packard took him to Colorado in 2000. Moving out west fulfilled his lifelong dream of living near the Rocky Mountains.

David loved music and animals and had the most beautiful blue eyes that sparkled when he smiled, especially if he was joking around.

An enthusiastic vegetarian with a diverse palate, his cooking was never boring, and discovering Indian food was such a delight. Standing at nearly six feet tall, Uncle D was funny and charming and gave the best hugs.

David was extremely bright with an insatiable desire to learn about the world around him. He often had a unique perspective that left you with more questions than answers. He’ll always be adored by his family. The sound of his laugh will always be remembered.

He loved to explore nature with his canine companions. Spending time with his family and enjoying the mountains fed his soul. He’s still out there roaming the back country and taking the road less traveled.

David is survived by his mother, Jane White, of Greeley, Colorado; his sister, Christine Marshall; his nieces, Alexa Marshall and Anna Marshall; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Dorothy Foth.

David was taken from us too soon. Our hearts are broken with an unbearable longing. The pain of losing him is far too great to convey in words, but we are sustained by our family, friends and faith.

We will forever miss his fun-loving nature; his dry, dark sense of humor; and his keen intelligence and sense of curiosity.

To quote a scientist David admired since he was a kid watching “Cosmos” back in the ’80s, Carl Sagan once said, “We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it’s forever.”

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Last modified Dec. 23, 2021