Virginia Muriel Vaughn White, 98, of Gooding, Idaho, passed away naturally at her home on February 11, 2021 following her brother - George Alton Vaughn death in 1984 and her husband for 47 years - Clarence Ernest White of Lakeland, Florida, in 1993.
Born at her home on January 6, 1923, the daughter of Henry Milton Vaughn and Florence Ella King Vaughn in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. She graduated from the East Greenwich Academy in 1941.
Virginia met her husband - Clarence at the Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island during World War II. Clarence was discharged after the war from the Naval Station in San Diego, California debarking from his ship CV4 USS Ranger where Virginia joined him and married before both returning to Rhode Island in 1945. Both retired from Federal Civil Service, Virginia as a Purchasing Agent for the Davisville Naval Construction Battalion, Quonset Point, Rhode Island and retired in Lakeland, Florida before settling in Gooding, Idaho, where she played Bingo at the Gooding Senior Center and resided at the DeSano Place for a number of years between living with her son, David.
Virginia is survived by her children: son - David E. White and his wife - Laura Heller White of Gooding, Idaho; daughter - Audrey White Pyanowski of Gooding; daughter - Elaine White Williams; son/grandson - Randy Williams White; granddaughter - Stacey A. White Pentilla and her husband - John Pentilla of Meridian, Idaho; grandson - Brian White; granddaughter - Jennifer Lucas; granddaughter - Geneva Pentilla of Boise, Idaho; grandson - Devon McFarland of Meridian, Idaho and grandson - Colt S. B. White of Lakeland, Florida.
A local family service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. Cremation arrangements will follow the service.
Virginia’s inurnment will reunite with her husband at the Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Garden of the Good Shepherd, Lakeland, Florida on a later date.
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