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Shirley White
passed July 14, 2020
Sherry White obit pic
Shirley White passed away on the morning of July 14,  with her loving daughter by her side. Shirley was the daughter and only child of Frank and Theresa Mellelo. She was born at St. Joseph Hospital, Stockton, CA in March of 1935.
   She was the most loving, caring person, her friends and family loved her very much.  She attended Central and West Park Elementary Schools in Tracy, graduating from Tracy High in 1953.  While in high school she studied business, sang in the choir, was active in sports and worked for The Little Flower Shop on Holly Drive.  Two months after graduation she began working for Pacific Bell Telephone Co. in Tracy, as a telephone operator until the office closed February 4, 1956.  She married the love of her life, Warren White of Manteca, on August 25, 1953.  Warren was a member of the U.S. Navy at that time receiving his discharge in April of 1956.  Shirley and Warren then made their home in Tracy where she worked for Bank of America until 1960.
   Warren asked Shirley to be his hunting and fishing partner and for several years they traveled to mountains and lakes hunting and fishing.  In 1968, Shirley and Warren adopted a baby, Kathy, one week before her first birthday.  Kathy also became a fisherman at an early age and usually caught the "first fish", "the largest fish" and the "most fish".
During these years Shirley belonged to Joaquin Chapter Order of Eastern Star for 25 years.  She enjoyed singing in church choir, taught Sunday school and was secretary of the administrative board of her church.  In August of 1990, Shirley and Warren moved to Manteca where Warren had grown up and attended school.  They became active members of the Manteca Historical Society where Shirley became a docent and secretary of the Board of Directors.
   In lieu of flowers, please give to the American Cancer Society in Shirley’s memory.
Services will be held at
11 a.m. on Tuesday, at Cherokee Cemetery in Lodi.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Saturday, July 18, 2020