- July 12, 1932 - November 29, 2016
of Lester's Passing
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Lester (Les) B. White, 84, of Spokane Valley, Washington, passed away November 29, 2016 at Hospice House Spokane. Les was born July 12, 1932 in Wallace, Idaho; the son of Lester and Catherine (Goggin) White Sr. Les grew up in Gem, Idaho, attending schools in Burke and Wallace, Idaho. He also proudly served in the US Air Force from 1952 to 1956. Les was a mechanic for many years in Wallace at the Chevrolet Garage, Keller Buick, Hecla-Star Mine, and Rick's Auto Repair in Osburn until his retirement in 1994. Les was a member of the Wallace Elks, Spokane Valley Eagles, VFW, American Legion, Star Shooters and Thunderbirds Square Dance Clubs, River City Cloggers, Project Joy and Bonnie's Line Dancers. Les is survived by his beloved companion Marge Austin of Spokane Valley, Washington; daughters Julie Dire (John Posnick) and Barbara Gust (Randy); Grandchildren Brad Harris, Dominic Dire, Mackenzie Dire and Hunter Gust. Marge's children, Shirley Darby & family, Bill Austin, Jr & family, Marge's special niece Terrie Austin; Sisters, Janet Scuichetti, Myrna Flood (Jim); nieces, nephews & cousins. Les was also fortunate to have many, many Square and Line Dance Friends that were very special to him. Les was preceded in death by his parents Lester & Catherine White Sr, sister Shirley Achord, Marge's daughters Sheryl Figueroa & Delores Kula. A Memorial Service will be held December 10, 2016 at 12:00P.M. at the Western Dance Center 1901 Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley, Washington. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to Hospice House Spokane, 367 E 7th Spokane, WA 99202 or Cancer Care Northwest 1204 N Vercler Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99216.