Alton “Joe” Paul White


September 29, 1952 – November 16, 2022

TORRINGTON – Joe White passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2022. He was 70 years old. Joe was born on Sept. 29, 1952 in Everett, Washington. His parents were Alton and Margaret Burden.

After leaving Washington at a young age, his family traveled to Wyoming, where the family lived in Sunrise, LaGrange and Hawk Springs before finally settling in Torrington, where he helped care for his mother until her death in 1988.

Joe owned his own business and was known well around Goshen County for his reliable and skillful work on painting houses. He was a hard worker, took pride in his job and was a jack of all trades.

Joe loved animals and his cats and dog, Sammy, were his close companion. He would often be found cuddling and talking to his furry friends.

He was a quiet and private man who nature was known only to his closest family and friends, but his sense of humor was always there to put any person at ease around him and he will be truly missed by many.

Joe is survived by his fiancé, Tanya Matthews, of Torrington, brother, Bill (Connie) White of Torrington, sisters, Adele (Bob) Wells of LaGrange, Roberta Hopkins of Casper, Alberta Gentleman of Alliance, Nebraska and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alton Burden, mother, Margaret Burden, sister, Patty, brothers, Ray and Ted, and brothers in law, Terry Hopkins and Jack Gentleman.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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