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Sharon Rae
White (Gruben)

March 30, 1940 – January 23, 2021

Sharon White
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Obituary for Sharon Rae White (Gruben)

On Saturday January 23rd 2021 Sharon Rae White 80, of Tracy died peacefully at home with her devoted husband of 61 years by her side.
Sharon was born at home on March 30th 1940 in Portland Iowa to Ray and Alice Gruben
In 1954 her family bought a farm near Rock Falls Iowa, Sharon graduated from Rock Falls high school in 1958. In October of the same year she met her husband
James White from Mitchell Iowa.
Jim and Sharon were married on August 30th 1959
at the Lutheran Church in Mason City.
In 1966 they moved from Garner Iowa to Tracy California after James was hired as a chemistry teacher
at Tracy High School.
In the late seventies Sharon took classes to become a nurses aid and worked for over 15 years in the
OB department at Tracy Hospital.
She loved help caring for the newborn babies.
Sharon and her family traveled extensively through the western half of the United States, trailer traveling and spending many summers visiting family in Iowa.

In 1984 Jim and Sharon went to Hawaii for their 25th anniversary. It was the beginning of their love of visiting the beautiful Aloha state.
In 2001 after James retired from teaching they moved to their dream home in paradise near
Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.
In 2018 after Sharons health declined they moved back to Tracy to be closer to family.
Sharon is survived by her husband James and daughter Brenda (Richard) Ortiz of Tracy and
son Bill (Belinda) White of El Cerrito. Granddaughters Reina (Jordon) Machado and
Benicia (Eddie) Alvarez both of Tracy and Grandson Joaquin (Stephanie) Ortiz of Stockton. Great grandsons Elijah, Emmanuel, Ricky and Salvador and a great granddaughter Maxine.
She is preceded in death by her parents Ray and Alice Gruben and sister Shirley Muth.

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