– Jeanne, 78, passed away peacefully with her husband,
David, by her side in Salem from Alzheimer’s. She was born
in Eugene to Noel and Elsie Dann on February 28, 1942.
Jeanne graduated from South Eugene High School. She entered
the United States Air Force on January 1, 1962 as a flight
attendant, flying all over the world, and received an
honorable discharge as an E-4 January 1, 1966. On December
19, 1964 she married David White at McGuire AFB in New
Jersey. In 1968 Jeanne had their son, Kenneth at Tachikawa
Air Base in Japan.
In 1979 Jeanne moved with her family from
Andrews AFB in Maryland to their farm home in Gates. She
worked as a bus driver for the Santiam Canyon School
District and retired after 27 years. Jeanne was a member of
the American Legion where she was a past Commander, Gates
Fire Department where she achieved the rank of Captain and
taught first aide and CPR as well as a member of the Mill
City Christian Church. She loved to go sailing on Detroit
Lake in their sailboat, liked quilting, and enjoyed all the
animals on the farm.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her
parents: Noel J. Dann and Elise Moffitt-Dann. She is
survived by her husband: David White of Gates; her son:
Kenneth (Sharon) White of Newnan, GA; and sister: Jan
(Jerry) Moe of Roseburg.
The family would like to express a
special thank you to the caregivers at The Woods of Willow
Creek for her excellent care. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton. Services to be announced
at a later date.