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Lynn Ripley Willmarth

1936 - 2015

Lynn Ripley Willmarth, 79, of Marina Del Rey died on April 5, 2015. She was born on March 4, 1936 in Winnetka, Illinois. In her early years moved with her parents, Janet Kirk and Hampton Ripley, sister Polly and two brothers, Peter and Bobby to La Jolla, California and finally to Montecito, California in 1949.

She attended Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, Bishop School in La Jolla California, then studied Italian and art in Florence, Italy. She married and had three children: Hampton, Laura and Peter. After her divorce, she remarried the love of her life, Bob Willmarth who predeceased her.

Her passions were her children, her cats, her brothers and sisters, her good friends, genealogy, archeology, psychology, and remembering her trip to Africa. She was an avid reader, gardener and a docent at Lotusland. She is known for her generosity and her love of her family.

She is survived by her three children: Hampton Flanagan, Laura Flanagan Cooper and Peter Flanagan and their spouses, her sister Polly Wadsworth and her daughter and grandson, Courtney Williams of Minneapolis, Minnesota and her step-sister Sara Fargo, of Santa Barbara plus many cousins who all loved her dearly.

Private Services were held on April 25 in Marina Del Rey. If you are so moved, please make a contribution to Lotusland (http://www.lotusland.org/ )in Santa Barbara or adopt a shelter animal.

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