Longtime Tahoe resident, educator Maxine Atherton dies | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Longtime Tahoe resident, educator Maxine Atherton dies

Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily TribuneGeorge Whittell High School students, from left; Taylor Shepack, Ali Dauscher and Cody Williams share their feelings about Maxine Atherton on Friday at the school.

Maxine Atherton, longtime Tahoe resident and educator, died Friday at her home in Zephyr Cove, following a lengthy illness.

She had been a teacher for 43 years and taught English and history at George Whittell High School from 1978 until she retired in June 2007.

Among her survivors is her husband, Patrick Atherton of Zephyr Cove.

Services will begin at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at Whittell High School, 240 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove.

Blank paper has been put up at the school for students to sign and write messages. Anyone who would like to add their message is invited to stop by the school Monday through Friday.

A scholarship is being established in Maxine’s memory. More information will be available later.

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