Christopher Jay White March 16, 1993 – October 6, 2018 FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce that Christopher Jay White, 25 of Minneapolis, MN passed away in an accident on October 6, 2018 while in Austin, TX. Chris was born on March 16, 1993 in Denver, Colorado. He attended Cherry Creek High School and was a 2015 graduate of the University of Colorado – Boulder.
Chris had been living in Minneapolis, MN for the past three years and working at Homegrown Lacrosse as their CFOO and serving as an assistant coach for the Minneapolis Public Schools Boys & Girls High School Lacrosse programs.
Chris is survived by his parents, Rick and Holly White, his brother, Matt, and his grandmother, Patricia Ensign all of Denver as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Olivia Wilson, of Minneapolis who was his soulmate and the love and joy of his life along with their dog, Koda.
Although taken too young, Chris packed more life into 25 years than most people have in a lifetime. From the Mexico family trips to the many European countries he traveled to while studying abroad, Chris was all about the next adventure. Most special were his more recent travels with Olivia to Costa Rica, Thailand, and Vietnam. He loved to hike, snowboard, dirt bike with his brother, Matt, and scuba dive. Chris also loved the game of lacrosse, coaching and mentoring young men and was known as a fierce competitor both on and off the field.
The loss of Chris in our daily lives has broken many hearts but we know that he would want us to look within and find the joy and love we all had with him and carry that forward in our lives in whatever way works for each of us. Chris had a passion for bringing the game of lacrosse to underserved communities particularly Native American youth.
To honor this passion and Chris’s life, the Chris White Scholarship Fund has been created.
A Celebration of Life Open House will be held in Denver on November 4 from 12-3pm at the Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 80204. Dress is casual and Bronco attire is welcome. Pizza and beer will be graciously provided by Mountain Crust Catering and Breckenridge Brewery.
For those who cannot make it to Denver, there will be a Celebration of Life service held in Minneapolis, MN on October 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm at Mount Olivet Church, 5025 Knox Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55419. Dress is casual.