CLAREMONT, CA - Lynn Tobin Jackson died on March 7, 2013. She was 77 years old. Born to Ruth Ashmore Tobin and J. Willard Tobin on February 19, 1936, Lynn grew up in Springfield, Illinois, where she attended Butler Grade School and Springfield High School. She held a BA from the University of Illinois, a PHD from the Claremont Graduate University and Law Degree from Loyola University.
She was an active and long-standing champion of the League of Women Voters and practiced law at Legal Aid in Compton for 20 years. As a member of Claremont United Methodist Church, Lynn served as the Chair of the Status of the Role of Women, was active in the Sanctuary movement and was an advocate for CUMC becoming a Reconciling church. She was a member and President of the Claremont school board. Lynn was passionate and determined in her beliefs, living a life of service and protest -- some of which led to her arrest.
Lynn is survived by her husband of 41 years, Steve Franklin Jackson; their five children and six grandchildren; her sister, Ann Tobin Hart, and her family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Claremont United Methodist Church Homeless/Hunger Committee, 211 W. Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA, 91711.