Ashley Wayne White passed away peacefully on December 8, 2021 at Ingleside in Atascadero, California. He was 80 years old. Ashley was born to Harry Bruce White and Winona Sarah (Robinson) White on May 16, 1941 in Riverside, California. He lived in Paso Robles, California for 20 years with his wife, Marcella “Marcie” White. Ashley and Marcie had been married for 61 years.
Ashley loved community service. He was an active member of the American Legion, Elks, Boy Scouts of America, and VFW. He was a former commander of District 16 and Post 50 of the American Legion. Ashley has also served as BSA Del Norte District Chairperson, District Commissioner, and Board Member for the Santa Lucia and Los Padres Councils. He received one of scouting’s highest honors, the Silver Beaver Award, for his distinguished service.
In 1958, he joined the California Air National Guard. He then spent a long military career in the Guard, DoD and USAF as a communications specialist. He retired with the rank of chief master sergeant.
As a child, he traveled extensively as a military “kid” in a career USAF family with postings in Britain, the Philippines, Texas and California. His own military career in communications also saw him serving missions throughout California as well as Korea, Germany, Turkey, and numerous bases in the United States.
Ashley enjoyed traveling, camping, the outdoors, music festivals, and cribbage.
Ashley is survived by his wife Marcella White, his children Vicki Shively (Bill Shively) and Jeffry White, sisters Karen White Toole (Raymond Toole) and Valerie White James, five grandchildren Asa, Zachary, John, Winona and Joshua, and a great-grandson, Gabriel. He was predeceased by his two parents, Harry Bruce White and Winona Sarah (Robinson) White, his sister Cynthia Farley and his granddaughter Hannah.