|Clarence A. White|
Born in Robinson, Ill., on June 9, 1912, Clarence was a schoolteacher in a one-room schoolhouse, teaching grades 1-8.
After eight years teaching he changed careers, becoming a meteorologist with the U.S. Weather Bureau.In 1944, during World War II, the military asked the Weather Bureau for volunteers to take weather observations on Coast Guard cutters in the Atlantic Ocean.
Clarence spent some time assigned to the Coast Guard cutter Manhasset, making weather observations which were used by aircraft flying across the Atlantic.
Returning to the Weather Bureau from the Coast Guard, he was stationed at Madison, Wis., for a couple of years before transferring to Evansville, from where he retired with 33 years of service.
Clarence graduated from Robinson High School, Ill., attended Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Ill.; and took summer classes at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. He truly believed in living life to the fullest and in learning something new every day.
The greatest joy in Clarence’s life was his lovely wife and family. He loved fishing, crossword puzzles and, in his younger years, writing Letters to the Editor.
Clarence is survived by his wife of 78 years, Velma; a daughter, Joan Evans; three sons, Bob (Sharon), Phil (Anne), David (Sandi); eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Annie L. (Adams) and Alonzo F. White; a sister, Ruth Holmes; brothers, William A. and Carrol G. White; and his son-in-law, James A. Evans.
Funeral services were held Nov. 11, 2013, at Browning Funeral Home, Evansville, Ind., with the Rev. David Schwambach officiating. Burial followed at Locust Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests any memorial gifts be sent to your favorite church or charity.
Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.
|Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:58 AM|