Chad Byrl White, 89
SIERRA VISTA — Chad Byrl White, 89, passed away on July 10, 2020, from complications of COVID-19.
Chad was born on November 26, 1930 to Mildred C. and Thomas Alan White in Twin Falls, Idaho. He and his family moved to Boise, Idaho in 1938. After graduating from Boise High School in 1949, Chad went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University in 1953. At Idaho State University, Chad was an active member of the Intercollegiate Knights, a national service fraternity, and served as its National President. Chad was also active in the Reserve Officers Training program, and served as Commander of Cadets in his senior year.
After completing his studies, Chad married Anne “Georgie” Lucille Apperson, his college sweetheart, and began a very successful career as a US Army Officer. Chad’s service was primarily in the field of military intelligence which took him to posts in Europe, Vietnam, and Korea, as well as the United States. He was also a graduate of the FBI Academy and The US Naval War College.
Chad retired, in 1984 as a Colonel, from a 33-year career with the Army. He and Georgie settled in Sierra Vista, Arizona over 30 years ago. Chad stayed active in the community with his involvement with the Fort Huachuca Army Intelligence Museum and the Huachuca Museum Society. He was instrumental in commissioning the statue, “Mourning Hearts,” that is located in the Fort Huachuca cemetery. Chad was predeceased by his wife. He is survived by his brother, Jack White; daughter Leslie Caplan (David); and sons, John White and Peter White (Marcie). He is also survived by his three granddaughters, Alexandra Caplan, Haley White, and Jada White. The family also thanks his girlfriend of many years, Linde, for her love and companionship.
Due to COVID-19, services will be held at a later date. Colonel White’s family asks that you please wear a mask and be vigilant. Stay safe.