Gail GREENFIELD

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GREENFIELD, Gail Goodman Age 72 of Nashville. Passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel J. and Irma Ray Goodman of New Orleans, LA. Survived by two children, Jill Ethridge and Jeff Greenfield (Carolyn); sister, Jane Bell (Vereen); niece, Julie Marx (Jeff Thompson); nephew, Jonathan Marx (Lesley); nine beautiful grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many loving friends. Gail grew up in New Orleans, LA, where she graduated valedictorian of Isidore Newman School. She attended Newcomb College before marrying Ronald N. Greenfield and graduating from Vanderbilt University magna cum laude, where she was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Gail worked for Project Opportunity in Nashville before spending several years in fundraising at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. After rearing her two children, she attended Vanderbilt Law School, graduating Order of the Coif in 1984, and practiced law at Boult, Cummings, Conners, and Berry, and later Sherrard and Roe. She served as general counsel for The Foster Foundation until the time of her death. Gail was honored as one of the Women of the Year by the Davidson County Business and Professional Women's Club in 1988. She was active in the National Council of Jewish Women, the Nashville Symphony Guild, the League of Women Voters, Senior Citizens, Family and Children Service, and the Nashville Adult Literacy Council. Gail was an independent-minded woman who deeply valued education. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, always grateful to be living close to her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to University School of Nashville, 2000 Edgehill Ave., 37212; Nashville Adult Literacy Council, 4805 Park Ave., 37209; or the charity of your choice. Service 2 p.m. Friday, October 22nd, The Temple. MARSHALL-DONNELLY-COMBS, (615) 327-1111.
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Published in The Tennessean on Oct. 21, 2010
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