In Memoriam: Dr. Paul Anthony White, Founder of Nutri-West
Dr. Paul A. White passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming.
Dr. White was born to Francis (Dickenson) White on April 14, 1939 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, six hours after his twin sister, Paula. Paula said those were the happiest six hours of her life.
While attending Aberdeen Central High School in 1954, Paul met the love of his life, Marcia VonWald. Following graduation and their marriage in Aberdeen in 1957, the couple moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Paul attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic year round, in addition to working the night shift at Golden Valley Hospital. While at Golden Valley he worked in the psychiatric ward, in the pathology lab assisting in autopsy, and as an orderly. Following graduation in 1962 he purchased his cousin’s chiropractic practice in Douglas.
Paul was one of the original 12 founding members of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. He began lecturing worldwide on nutrition and applied kinesiology with the White/Walther Seminars, and continued to do so for the next 15 years.
In 1981, Paul and his family started Nutri-West, a nutrition manufacturing company, to provide supplements to his family and patients. The company rapidly expanded into an international nutritional company with worldwide distribution. In 1997, Nutri-West was purchased by Paul and Marcia’s children and continues to flourish under their management.
Paul was always the center of attention with his quick witted sense of humor. He worked hard, played hard, and enjoyed a fine glass of whiskey and an expensive cigar.
A memorial to the Dr. Paul A. White Memorial Scholastic Fund in care of the First National Bank, P.O. Box 1570, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.