Lowell Whiteman was born Feb. 7, 1918, in Hayden to Clayton and Olivia Whiteman.
Lowell was a radio announcer and actor for Columbia Broad-
casting Systems in Hollywood. He served with distinction as a deck officer U.S.N.R. for four years during World War II. He was founder and director of Whiteman Camp for Boys in Steamboat Springs. In 1957, he founded and was first headmaster for the Whiteman School, a co-educational college prep boarding school in Steamboat Springs. He was director general of Colegio Americano de Guayaquil and Colegio Americano de Quito in Ecuador, South America. He was awarded the Leckenby Award in 1997, which acknowledged his sustained contribution to education in Routt County. He was on the board of trustees of the Lowell Whiteman School at the time of his death.
He loved camping, fishing and hiking in the backcountry of Routt County. Drama, international travel and adventure were his hobbies. In his later years, he remained dedicated to the success of the Lowell Whiteman School.
He is survived by his wife, Sonia Whiteman of Phoenix, Ariz; two daughters, Ann Hope of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Lissa Claussen of Steamboat Springs; three sons, Cameron Whiteman of Santa Monica, Calif., Jim Whiteman of Las Vegas, Nev., and Luis Felipe Whiteman of Costa Mesa, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Greg Pierce; a brother, Kenneth Whiteman, and a sister, Arlene Martin.
A memorial service is at 5 p.m. May 27, 2001, at the Lowell Whiteman School in Steamboat Springs.
A memorial contribution in Lowell's name may be sent to the Lowell Whiteman School, c/o Lowell Whiteman Award for Excellence in Teaching, 42605 County Road 36, Steamboat Springs, 80487.