Merlin White


Merlin White BS ’51, MAT ’58, March 4, 2020, age 91. White set several sprint records while at Lewis & Clark and was inducted into the college’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1978. Survivors include children Alan and Marlynn; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many other family members and friends.


Merlin “Bud” White MAT ’58 was inducted into Tigard High School’s first-ever Hall of Fame class for athletic achievement. At Tigard High, White was a track and field state champion in the 100- and 220-meter dashes. At Lewis & Clark, White continued competing and was a Northwest Conference champion several times, setting records that stood for decades.