Violet (Vi) White was born in Oakland, California, February 9, 1918 and passed away at 92 years old, Saturday, April 17, 2010. Her Mother, Walburga Popp, was a German immigrant and her father, Harry Hanson, emigrated from Sweden. Vi graduated from Oakland High School. Vi was one of the original members of the Oakland Ski Club (OSC) where she met and married Carson White and helped build the ski lodge on Donner Summit, near Sugar Bowl. Vi worked as a Beautician in Oakland. After Carson returned from WWII, they moved to Walnut Creek. Vi was an excellent skier and participated in some local races while members of OSC. Vi worked at McDonalds Nursery and occasionally at the Contra Costa TIMES. They moved to Donner Lake, Truckee, California in 1960. Vi and Carson attended the 1960 Winter Olympics, as well as Olympics and FIS Races in Europe. Vi was a charter member of the Sierra Tinker Belles Garden Club and member of the Truckee-Donner Historical Society. Like her Mother, she helped support the US Forest Service "Pennies for Pines" program. Carson and Vi were Truckee Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshalls twice. They moved to Auburn for several years and Vi moved to Reno after Carson passed away. Son, Charles, and Grandson, Chris, live in Truckee and continue to run Donner-Lake Realty which Carson had started in 1973. A "Celebration of Violet's Life" was held May 29 in Truckee. Donations to the US Forest Service "Pennies for Pines program, or the Reno, Auburn, or Truckee Hospice would be appreciated. For more information, call Charlie at 530-587-4811, or email: Vi@Donner-Lake.com.