Lynn Gilman Pamplin


Lynn Gilman Pamplin Long time Mill Valley teacher and Greenbrae resident, Lynn Gilman Pamplin, 67, passed away January 11th, 2006. Lynn was a dedicated first grade teacher at Tamalpais Valley Elementary School in Mill Valley for 33 years. After her retirement in 1995, Lynn volunteered faithfully in the school's library, mostly with kindergartners, instilling in them a love of reading. She was recalled by a former principal at Tam Valley, Bob DeVilbiss of Larkspur, as an extremely strong reading teacher who chose to remain in the classroom with "her kids," rather than pursue an administrative position for which she was highly qualified. Lynn was proud of the strong foundation in reading she gave her first graders and many would keep in touch -- as would their parents -- over the years. Legions of loving friends mourn Lynn's passing. They enriched her life as she enriched theirs. She leaves behind her husband, John Pamplin, her brother, Michael Gilman of Port Townsend, Washington, her nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Scott Chalk of Atlanta, Georgia, Gregory and Linda Friedman and grand-nephew, Jacob Friedman of Palo Alto, and an aunt, Eraine Neuman of San Francisco. Donations may be made to the Tamalpais Valley Elementary School Library, for a memorial in Lynn's name.

Published in Marin Independent Journal on Feb. 5, 2006