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Scott Douglas White

Anchorage resident Scott Douglas White, 41, was found deceased on July 10, 2000, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wasilla, with Pastor Duane Hanson officiating. His ashes will be placed at the family homestead in Wasilla.

Mr. White was born Oct. 1, 1958, at the Old Providence Hospital in Anchorage, to Betty and Ellis White. He was baptized at Lutheran Church of Hope by Pastor Glenn Groth. He attended confirmation at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Anchorage under Pastor Rick Halvorson. He went to grade school and high school in the Sand Lake area.

During his early working years, he lived in Bethel, where he became purchasing agent for the Lower Kuskokwin School District. In later years he worked for wholesale food suppliers in Anchorage. At the time of his death he was employed at Costco in Anchorage.

His family wrote: For most of his life Scott struggled with addiction to alcohol and drugs. Having been in treatment several times, his addiction continued to return until his death. Scott was an intelligent, resourceful person who had the ability to perform well almost any task. Scott was a caring person who maintained a close relationship to his family. He will be remembered for his good sense of humor and his friendly manner. Scott was deeply loved by his family and friends.

Mr. White is survived by his mother and father; sisters, Sally Johnson and Kathryn Broady; and brother, James White, all of Wasilla; brother, Richard White, of Healy; and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family requests that memorials be given to the Wasilla Food Pantry, 501 East Bogard Road, Wasilla AK 99654.

Arrangements were made by Valley Funeral Home & Crematory.

Source: Frontiersman, 18 July 2000



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