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Wendell R. Whitener 5/13/1927 - 1/24/2018

Wendell R. Whitener passed away in Rolling Hills Estates on January 24, 2018. He was born in Olathe, Colo. but moved with his family to Long Beach at an early age. He attended Long Beach schools and graduated from Jordan H. S. in Long Beach. He is a World War II veteran serving in the South Pacific in the Navy. Following his return from service, he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Math from Western New Mexico University and a Master degree from Cal State Long Beach University. He taught math at Gardena High school and Harbor College for 35 years. He met and married his wife, Lois, 62 years ago when both were teaching at Gardena H. S. He is survived by his wife, a son Mark, and 2 grandsons Nolan and Garrett. He volunteered his time at the Peninsula-San Pedro YMCA and was a member of the San Pedro Elk's club. Wendell is an original member of Rolling Hills Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf with his many friends throughout his years. Private funeral services for the family will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign guest book at www.dailybreeze.com
Published in Daily Breeze from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2018
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