She was a Spanish Instructor at Duke University, Associate Professor of Spanish at Mary Baldwin College and Associate Professor of Spanish at UNC-Greensboro for over 25 years.
She was preceded in death by; son, Brian Cameron Whitaker and brother, Julian H. Blue, Jr.
Survivors are: daughter-in-law, Sally Whitaker Bergquist of Centerville MA; sister, Katherine(Kacky) Fountain and her husband, Richard of Rocky Mount; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Raeford Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Kelly officiating.
Memorials made be made to the UNC-G Spanish Dept; UNC-G Advancement Services, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170