|Birth: ||Nov. 13, 1908|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 2004|
Helen Lauriat Lyman PACIFIC GROVE -
Mrs. Helen Lauriat Lyman, age 96, a resident of Canterbury Woods in Pacific Grove, CA, died Sunday, November 14, 2004.
Born November 13, 1908 in Somerville, Mrs. Lyman received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in music and languages from Smith College. She had a teaching fellowship for two years at Smith, and was a voice teacher and choral director at the Northfield School for Girls prior to her marriage in 1934 to Joseph Martin Lyman, editor-in-chief of the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Their daughter, Helen Lyman Robinson of Pleasanton, California, was born just eight months before her father's untimely death in 1937.
Mrs. Lyman then obtained a position as Women's Educational Broadcaster for the National Broadcasting Company in Springfield and Boston, and later served for 12 years at Harvard University as administrative assistant to the Comptroller. From 1955 until her retirement in 1972, she was employed in national branch offices of the Girls Scouts of the USA, serving in various capacities in the New England Region, the Pacific Northwest, and finally the 10-state West Coast region.
Mrs. Lyman was an avid bridge player and golfed well into her 90's at the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course.
She was vitally interested in current events, and often wrote letters to her Congressional representatives and local newspapers, expressing her opinion with knowledge, articulation and humor.
In addition to her devoted daughter, Mrs. Lyman is survived by four beloved grandchildren and their families: Lisa (and Troy) Fuller of Las Vegas, Jeffrey (and Corinne) Robinson of Hercules, CA, Steven Robinson of San Jose, CA, , and Karen Robinson of San Francisco; as well as 5 dearly loved great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren, No services will be held.
Cremation will be under the auspices of the Paul Mortuary, with inurnment at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, CA. Gifts in Mrs, Lyman's memory may be sent to Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10018, to Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, to the Episcopal Homes Foundation for the exclusive use of Canterbury Woods, or to the donor's favorite charity.
Joseph M. Lyman (1896 - 1937)
Alta Mesa Memorial Park
Santa Clara County
Created by: a. dot of ca.
Record added: Nov 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12387662
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