Obituary: John Whittum
November 27, 1931 — December 7, 2019
On Saturday, December 7th, 2019, John Overbey Whittum passed away at the age of 88. John was born on November 27th, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia to Charles Harold and Margaret Overbey Whittum. He grew up in Wayne, Pennsylvania, graduated with a B.A. from Harvard, and chose teaching as his profession. He moved to Steamboat Springs in 1963, taking a job as an English teacher at the Lowell Whiteman School (now Steamboat Mountain School). John spent 25 years working there as both teacher and headmaster. John enjoyed writing short stories and poems and published a book in 2016 titled Reflections from Northwest Colorado. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Leigh and his two daughters, Maggie and Lynn. A celebration of John’s life will be held in the spring of 2020.
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