Lynn Beckwith Spillane

Profile Updated: May 14, 2017
Residing In: Winter Springs, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Tom
Occupation: Dental Hygienist
Children: Lee Ann 1966, John, 1968
Education after graduating from Mumford:

U. of D. Dental Hygiene
University of Central Florida

Work History:

Worked as a dental hygienist for 45 years, retired in 2001


Quilting, Reading, Photography,Travel


Collin Thomas Larke
Charlotte Elizabeth Spillane


Tom and I moved to Florida in 1966 after briefly living in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Our son, John, is a research engineer and graduated in December, 1998 with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. My daughter, Lee Ann, graduated from Florida State with a degree in English and minor in education. She went on for a masters n education and another masters in curriculum development. She is an English teacher at Cypress Creek High School in Orlando. She just published Her first textbook.....Reading Amplified: Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books, and Ideas (Lee Ann Spillane). It is on line pu blushed by Stenhouse Publishing. Her husband, Richard Larke, manages restaurants for Disney World.

School Story:

I have many fond memories of my years at Mumford and there were so many talented students in our class.....and smart! After many years Alice Blandino Tomkins got in touch with me. We were great friends back then and we have enjoyed seeing her on our visits to Michigan as well as Tootsie Sommers Panayotou...and my friend Joni Beckman Bussell (she graduated with my brother in 1955 and was in my hygiene class at UofD) Great friends still.
Sorry I don't have a "school story" but the memories are all revisited from time to time. Do you remember Mary Cole? My how she could sing...and she used to as we rode the bus coming home from our field hockey games. I hope she is still singing somewhere....and Felton Applewhite...on the bongo drums and the trumpet player??
Those were the days.

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Lynn Beckwith Spillane has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Nov 01, 2015 at 8:33 PM

Sixty one years ago...I went to our Junior prom with Carl....we cheered him on the football field....studied together, enjoyed lots of fun times.   I am sorry he has passed, with such a wonderful heart he should have lived to be a hundred.

My sympathy to his wife and children. Lynn Spillane

Oct 31, 2015 at 6:41 PM

Below is a picture of me with Tom's car taken last year... it's a guy thing with cars, but he has certainly enjoyed it. Below a picture of myself with my daughter on her birthday and also a picture of Tom and I and our son John. We have been living in Florida since 1966...
such a beautiful state, even though it is so hot during the summers...and then we visit our son John who lives in New Hampshire. He is an electrical engineer and works out of Boston. My daughter teaches high school English. Life has been good to us. I visited Mumford's site just before it was torn was sad for me as I had so many fond memories of the years I spent there. I am saddened whenever I hear of another classmate who has passed .....even though I don't see or keep in touch, I do remember so many of you and totally enjoyed our times together.

Apr 06, 2015 at 4:33 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:24 AM
Tom and I during a vacation in Petoskey,MI
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:24 AM
Granddaughter Charlotte photo taken 2012
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:24 AM
Grandson Collin photo taken 2012