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Sonora, CA — Funeral services are set for 11am today for 59 year old Vicki White, well known for her outstanding teaching skills at Ted Bird High School.

The wife of Union Democrat Publisher Geoff White died of a heart attack Monday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. White taught in both Iowa and California for over 30 years. According to those close to her, she had a unique ability to connect with her students.

Three years ago she was honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award from the past principal at Ted Bird, Dave Crocker. Vicki White spent the final seven years of her teaching career at the Sonora alternative high school.

She becomes the third teacher in the Sonora High School program to lose her life within the past year. Physical Education instructor Darla Mayhew lost her battle with leukemia a year ago this month and ceramics arts teacher Jim Albini succumed to his injuries from a propane tank explosion September 6th.

Services are planned for Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

Written by Bill Johnson