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George McWhorter
18 Jun 1924 - 12 Dec 2005
© The Bakersfield Californian
Saturday 24 Dec 2005
Submitted by: Sandi Carter

A Celebration of Life will be held in Arroyo Grande, California at the Recreation Center at Sunrise Terrance on January 7, 2006,from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

George was born on June 18, 1924 in Yale, Oklahoma and passed away December 12, 2005 in Arroyo Grande, CA.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic.

He returned to Bakersfield and enrolled at Bakersfield Junior College where he played football and lettered in track and basketball. He continued his education at Brigham Young University where he graduated with a teaching credential. He first started teaching in Lamont and the second year he went to Greenfield Union School District. He received his Masters Degree at USC and went on to become principal at Greenfield School and eventually moved on to Assistant Superintendent of Greenfield.

He retired in 1979 and moved to Arroyo Grande.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Janet McWhorter and is survived by his children, daughter, Belinda Jones and son-in-law, Bob Jones from Monterey; daughter, Karen Madsen of Bakersfield; grandchildren, Pilar Paulsen of Monterey and Ben Jones of New York, Alexis Kaz and Chelsea Madsen of Bakersfield; his brother, Ed and sister-in-law, Carlyn McWhorter, their three daughters; and brother, Jim McWhorter; a special friend, Oleeta Gregory and his many golfing and fishing buddies from Bakersfield and Arroyo Grande.

George will be greatly missed.

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