Parents Mike & Christy Raymond
Richard & Jeanie
Announce the Memorial Ceremony
A joint service will be held Wednesday August
9, 2017, at 4:00 P.M.,
Barstow Community College Performing Arts Center
2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, California 92311.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy Rebecca
and fiancé United States Army UH-60 Maintenance
Test Pilot Brian White, 30,
were both killed when the aircraft they were
crashed Saturday July 29, 2017 near Big Bear
Joann Raymond was born in a U.S. Army hospital in Germany. She was the daughter of Michael and
Christy Raymond. She graduated from Barstow High School and went on to Victor
Valley College for her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. In 2011, Rebecca graduated with honors from
CSU Dominguez Hills with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Rebecca Raymond was a 2012 inductee to the Alpha
Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society. She received her Police
Officers Standards and Training in 2014 from the Allen Hancock Law Enforcement
Rebecca’s passion was being of help to others, and
to make a positive influence on the world. She loved being a Deputy and loved
and bragged about her department’s leadership and co-workers.
Rebecca loved volleyball and had played on the
varsity teams for Barstow Middle School, Barstow High School, VVC and CSUDH. As
a teen, between school seasons, she played for the White Lightening Volleyball
Club in Victorville. Prior to becoming a deputy, she also served as Head
Volleyball Coach for Riverview Middle School. She loved helping these young
players learn the sport. That year, she coached the team to an undefeated
Rebecca Joann Raymond is survived by her
proud parents, Mike and Christy Raymond; her siblings, Jennifer, Jesica,
Michael, David and Victoria; Nephews and Nieces who she adored and many Aunts
and Uncles. Rebecca was a wonderful person whose contagious smile would light
up any room and whose caring personality touched everyone’s heart. Her family and
friends will miss her dearly!
Brian Robert White to Richard and Jeanie White, at
the John Muir Medical Center in Concord, California, a lifetime of service to others
began on December 9th, 1986.
Young Brian lived in nearby Rodeo, California until
1991 when, along with his parents and baby sister, Rachel, moved across San
Francisco Bay to Benicia. He attended Matthew Turner Elementary School.
In 1996, the White family relocated to
Chesterfield, Missouri, with Brian continuing his education at Shenandoah
Elementary. Two years later, in 1998, the family moved once again to Brentwood,
Tennessee, with Brian enrolling at Woodland Middle School. At Woodland, he
participated in cross-country running.
He was also an active member of East Brentwood Presbyterian Church’s
Youth Group, played hand bells, and volunteered at Room In The Inn, Habitat for
Humanity, and Luke 14:12, three local service organizations serving the less
In 2005, Brian graduated from Ravenwood High School
and was awarded a Hope Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State
University. At MTSU, he majored in
Aerospace Engineering and minored in Criminology. Weekends were spent at his visiting
his parents Brentwood home and working at a local supermarket.
Brian White graduated from MTSU in 2009, purchased
a home in Harvest, Alabama, worked at Scott Lighting, and began the application
process to become a Chief Warrant Office in the U.S. Army. He was one of two
Tennessee applicants accepted for the Warrant Officer program and began his
military service in late 2010. Brian’s parents drove him to the induction center
as he boarded a bus headed to Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri for basic training.
Brian then entered the Warrant Officer program at
Ft. Rucker in Alabama where he completed his flight training course. Upon
graduation, he received orders to report to the 101st Airborne at Ft. Campbell
in Tennessee. New Year’s Eve 2013, Brian departed for a nine-month deployment
in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He returned in late September to a huge “Welcome
Home” party with family and friends.
Brian continued his military career with a new
assignment in July 2015, as a Maintenance Test Pilot at Ft. Irwin’s National
Training Center in Barstow, CA. It was here he met the love of his life,
Rebecca Joann Raymond. As their relationship grew and deepened, Brian was
accepted as a ‘son’ by Rebecca’s family.
Rebecca served her community as a Deputy Sheriff
with San Bernardino County. Together, they loved hiking, travelling, target
shooting, running, working out, skiing, wake-boarding and spending time on the
lake with Becca’s family and friends.
28th, Brian surprised Becca with a flight to Big Bear Lake that began at the
Big Bear Airport, where he asked for her hand in marriage, kneeling before her
on the tarmac. Becca excitedly accepted. Brian placed the custom-designed
engagement ring on her finger and joined her delighted parents for a
celebratory dinner in the Village of Big Bear Lake. Brian called his parents to
relay the great news and the two mothers immediately began formulating wedding
Brian Robert White walked this earth for 11,191 days; his
parents, family, and friends are deeply grateful to have been a part of his
life for every one of them.