In Memory

Lynda Tamblyn

Lynda Tamblyn


Lynda Leitha Tamblyn, 74, of Greensboro, died suddenly Saturday, November 8, 2014. 

A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church, 1900 West Market Street, Greensboro at 3:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2015. 

Lynda was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 21, 1940 to the late Herbert and Laura Chaffin Tamblyn. Her passions for teaching, coaching, and her students was evidenced by her 30 years of perfect attendance; primarily at Grimsley High School. She was selected eight times as Conference Girl's Tennis Coach of the Year. She was the first woman to be granted lifetime membership in the North Carolina Coaches Association and for the past twenty-four years had used her extraordinary intelligence and attention to detail serving as the Office Manager, Treasurer, newsletter editor, and "Jill of all trades" for the North Carolina Coaches Association.

A skilled writer and editor, Lynda co-authored a book entitled See Jane Not Run: Teachers are Leaders. Lynda was a passionately active member at the local, state, and international levels of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an organization of key women educators, and was frequently consulted on parliamentary and financial issues. Delta Kappa Gamma recognized her contributions with a North Carolina International Star of the Southeast Award in July, 2014. She attended the First Christian Church of Greensboro, where, at various times, she served as elder, trustee, treasurer.

Lynda's friends will remember the glint in her eye when exchanging greetings and her keen sense of humor. Fiercely loyal, any slight Lynda perceived directed at one of her friends, her family, her alma mater (the University of Oklahoma), or Grimsley High School would provoke a noticeable, negative reaction. Most of all Lynda is remembered for her talents and her unselfishness as a team player who excelled behind the scenes; never seeming to care for public acclaim for her group's accomplishments.

Tamblyn is survived by a brother, Ken Tamblyn of Folsom, LA, his wife Charlene, and a niece Laura. Lynda was honored to be considered as part of her "adopted" Montagnard refugee family: Mel Rlayang and wife Huong H and their children Phan Y, Theov Y, Noc Y, Tra H, Sla Y, and most especially 
Ra H. 

Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel is assisting the Tamblyn family. Online condolences may be made


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01/12/15 10:25 PM #1    

Janet Lynn Wagoner (Inmon)

I was privileged to have "Miss Tamblyn" as a PE teacher at Grimsley, and later in life to have Linda as a friend.  She was a great lady, and will be missed by many!

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