Winifred "Wynn" (Gibson) Strickland

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Winifred "Wynn" Gibson Strickland

Age 95, of Landenberg, PA passed away October 24, 2012, after a sudden illness.

Born in Rhode Island on November 9, 1916, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gibson. She was predeceased by her sisters Dorothy Gibson Gordon and Marjory Gibson Manigold.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald G. Strickland and Christine W. Hartmann, of Bedford, MA; daughter Susan Winifred Strickland of Landenberg, PA; and niece Vicki Manigold McGrew of Leawood, KS.

Ever since 1948, Wynn Strickland was a nationally-known dog trainer and German shepherd breeder. An instrument-qualified pilot, she used to fly around the country to compete at obedience trials and conduct dog training clinics. Her books include Expert Obedience Training For Dogs, Obedience Class Instruction For Dogs, and The German Shepherd Today. Over the course of her long lifetime she earned 215 obedience titles.

http://canineprofessionals.com/HallofFame/WinifredGibsonStrickland

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Diamond State German Shepherd Dog Club (which was founded by Wynn in 1959). http://www.dsgsdc.org/

Published in The News Journal on Nov. 2, 2012
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