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Notes from the Newsroom
John I. Carney

Marvin Whitaker

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at 1:30 PM
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  • John...agree totally! Though my student/educator time with him was 20+ years before yours (old BBHS), Mr. Whitaker was a man who poured his all into the education process for a few thousand BBHS/Cascade kids, and I feel sure all were made better in many respects by having been a part of that process. I was also blessed to know him through the years as a friend, and they just don't come much better than Marvin Whitaker! My condolences to Paul and Lynn and their families...in my book, your Dad was a gentleman of the highest order. Thanks for sharing him with us!!

    -- Posted by dkd57 on Wed, Oct 27, 2010, at 12:55 AM
  • I attended both Bell Buckle Jr. High School until the fire and then Cascade High School. I recall Mr. Whitaker as being a soft spoken, but resolute man, who as principal just wasn't going to put up with any of my shenanigans. I learned to respect him for that. He was a fine principal and educator who honestly tried to help every student he came into contact with, if he could. He was one of the best.

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Wed, Oct 27, 2010, at 9:45 AM
  • I also have fond memories of Mr Whitaker. I remember the photo in the T-G of him running with two trophys from the burning Bell Buckle school many years ago. I graduated high school with you John and I have the same memories as you do and many more as I knew him as my school principal from of course Bell Buckle before the days of Cascade. He was one of the best!!

    -- Posted by Photographer one on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 11:19 AM
  • Thanks for your kind words about my dad. In the coming weeks, Paul and I plan to set up a scholarship fund at Cascade High School in his and my mom's memory. Anyone who cares to add to it, please look for details later. We felt it was a fitting memorial and one that would please them both.

    -- Posted by lynnhodge on Mon, Nov 15, 2010, at 9:52 PM
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