STUVE, LYNN J. Lynn J. Stuve, age 77, passed away on February 9th in her home in Vista. She is survived by her husband Gilbert "Gib" and her family, Laura, Todd, Serena, Brenton, Anaya, and her extended family Jim Ward, Connie Truong, Raymond Goda, Debbie Goda, Thien, Dai-Trang, and Vinh-Thai. She grew up in Chicago, graduated from Michigan State University (BA) and California American University (MA). She also completed graduate work at the University of Chicago, Fielding Institute, San Diego State, USC, and UCSD. Following graduation from MSU she taught foreign language at high schools in Royal Oak, Michigan. During her life in San Diego, Lynn was active in the community in a variety of ways. She taught English as a Second Language and created the "Built Environment," an educational program for the Construction Industry Federation. She also became an entrepreneur, starting several consulting firms and non-profit corporations to customize a variety of computer applications relating to courseware and instructional media for both business and educational groups. Lynn was especially interested in furthering the causes of women. She initiated and directed a federal project to develop materials to help schools comply with provisions of Title IX.. She also served as a member and in leadership roles in the local National Organization for Women, San Diego League of Woman Voters, ACLU and the California Association of Women in Education. She received recognition for her work by the San Diego City Schools Citizen's Advisory Commission on Racial Integration and her "outstanding contributions to education" by the San Diego Human Relations Commission. She also was included in the 1980's edition of "Who's Who Among San Diego Women." A celebration of her life will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the Cholangio-carcinoma Foundation or a charity dedicated to the support of women.

Published in U-T San Diego on Feb. 17, 2013