MERCER ISLAND, WA (March 10, 2014) — Al White, who served Covenant High School in Alaska for more than two decades as a missionary, died Sunday. He was 92.
White was born February 10, 1922, in Deming, New Mexico. He graduated from Arizona State University, where he earned a master of arts degree.
He married Gladys Dickson on June 18, 1944.
Initially making a two-year commitment to teach at the high school, White wound up serving 30 years, from 1956 to 1986. He taught several subjects, primarily industrial arts and English, and became the school’s principal in 1963.
“He made a very deep and significant contribution to the people here,” said Curtis Ivanoff, field director for the Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska.
Services will be at 2 p.m. March 22 at Evergreen Covenant Church (formerly Mercer Island Covenant Church). Memorial gifts can be sent to Unalakleet Covenant Church Youth Group C/O Pastor Joel Oyoumick, Unalakleet Alaska.