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BEND, ORE. - Bruce W. White, 59, attorney at law, passed away peacefully March 15, 2015, with his wife, Catharine Tilton White, and family at his side.

Born Jan. 11, 1956, in Ashland, Ky., raised in Camden, Maine and a 1974 graduate of Camden-Rockport High School, Bruce attended Tufts University, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He later traveled west and received his J.D. from the University of Oregon. He spent his entire professional life in Bend, Or., a community and an environment that he loved dearly.

Bruce leaves his beloved Cathy and is survived by his parents, Dr. Henry O. and Marian R. White, of Rockland; and siblings, Stephen and his wife, Maggie, of Stonington, Conn.; Jonathan and his wife, Jen, of Carmel, Calif.; Sarah Waltz and her husband, Ken, of South Thomaston; and nephews Brandon, Parker, Spencer and Nathan; and niece, Baker.

He is also survived by his in-laws, David and Mary Tilton, of Santa Barbara, Calif; his brothers-in-law, Peter and Mike and his wife, Cecy; and his daughter-in-law, Jenny Tansey; and nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be held. A memorial service to celebrate Bruce's life will be held in Bend May 2 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE Ninth St., and a reception for all will follow. Additionally, a memorial service will be held in Maine at a later date.

Memorial contributions, should anyone desire, are to be directed to Deschutes Land Trust, 210 NW Irving, Ste. 102, Bend, Ore. 97701; to Deschutes County Historical Society, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend, Ore. 97701; to Partners in Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Ore. 97701; or to St. Charles Foundation Infusion Center (in memory of Bruce W. White), 2500 NE Neff Rd., Bend, Ore. 97701.

Arrangements are with Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home.

Visit the online registry for the family at niswonger-reynolds.com.
Published on  March 21, 2015
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