Obituary: Violet (Vi) H. White |

Obituary: Violet (Vi) H. White

Violet White

Violet was born in Oakland, Calif., Feb. 9, 1918, and passed away at 92 years old on Saturday, April 17, 2010.

Her mother, Walburga Popp, was a German immigrant, and her father, Harry Hanson, emigrated from Sweden. Vi graduated from Oakland High School. Vi was one of the original members of the Oakland Ski Club (OSC) where she met and married Carson White and helped build the ski lodge on Donner Summit, near Sugar Bowl. Vi worked as a Beautician in Oakland.

After Carson returned from WWII, they moved to Walnut Creek. Vi was an excellent skier and participated in some local races while members of OSC. Vi worked at McDonald’s Nursery and occasionally at the Contra Costa TIMES. They moved to Donner Lake, Truckee, California, in 1960. Vi and Carson attended the 1960 Winter Olympics, as well as Olympics and FIS Races in Europe. Vi was a charter member of the Sierra Tinker Belles Garden Club and member of the Truckee Donner Historical Society. Like her mother, she helped support the US Forest Service Pennies for Pines program. Carson and Vi were Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshalls twice. Son, Charles, and grandson, Chris, live in Truckee and continue to run Donner Lake Realty which Carson had started in 1973.

A and#8220;Celebration of Violet’s Lifeand#8221; will be held at a future date. Donations to the US Forest Service Pennies for Pines program, or the Reno, Auburn, or Truckee Hospice would be appreciated. For more information, call Charlie at (530) 587-4811, or email: