Parents Mike & Christy Raymond

Richard & Jeanie White

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 Raymond, 28,

and fiancé United States Army UH-60 Maintenance Test Pilot Brian White, 30,

were both killed when the aircraft they were in,

crashed Saturday July 29, 2017 near Big Bear City, California.



Rebecca 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 Academy.


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 season!  

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!   


Born 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 fortunate.

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. 


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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.


Friday  July 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 plans.   

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.