White, Clifton Edwin

Clifton Edwin White
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Clifton Edwin White, 62, of Silver City, died Feb. 28, 2005, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Silver City.

He was born on Aug. 23, 1942, in Artesia to Alvin Clifton and Doris Lucille (Hinrichsen) White.

He married Janice Ruth Wright Schwegman on Nov. 24, 1962, in Alamogordo.

He graduated from Roswell High School in 1960. He attended Eastern New Mexico University and Oklahoma City University. He did post-graduate work at Southwestern Oklahoma State University from 1967 through 1977 receiving his master of arts degree. He was inducted into the New Mexico Music Educators Association Music Hall of Fame in 2003. He performed professionally with many different bands.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Robert White and a sister, Kathlyn White.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter Aletha (and husband, Steve); a son Benjamin (Nora); three grandchildren Kelsey, Jonathan and Zachary; a sister, Elizabeth Thayer; two aunts, Eleanor Hill (Shorty) and Maurine Gibbs; and an uncle, J.C. White.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cobre Schools Band Program, P.O.Box 749, Bayard, NM 88023.

Arrangements are by Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.