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Colleen Lynn Wallace

1931 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Colleen Lynn Wallace Obituary
Colleen Lynn Wallace Colleen Lynn Wallace, age 87, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2018. Born in Tampa, Florida in 1931 and a one-time resident of New Orleans, Colleen carried a lifelong tradition of southern hospitality, including a passion for Elvis and his music, wherever she travelled. As a military wife in the U.S.A.F., Colleen saw the Berlin Wall in 1969 when stationed at Bitburg A.F.B. in Germany; watched from her back yard with family in 1971 as President Nixon departed Air Force One at the Offutt A.F.B. airstrip in Nebraska; saw the Chesapeake Bay freeze over in 1977 when stationed at Dover A.F.B.; and joined family and friends on many late-night missile and rocket launches at Vandenberg A.F.B. first in the early sixties and then in the late seventies, before returning to civilian life in Marin County in 1978. Colleen's commitment to volunteerism and public service began with the U.S.A.F. Family Services, where she received numerous awards in recognition of her dedication. In 1975, she helped coordinate the first Vandenberg A.F.B. chapter of the Special Olympics and, in civilian life, she was recognized by the Marin County Board of Supervisors for her contributions and dedication in the Civic Center Volunteer Program. Colleen married her beloved husband John Wallace in 1988. Together they worked on behalf of many progressive causes and Democratic candidates throughout Northern California. When they retired to Marin Valley Mobile Country Club park, Lynn and John became involved in many of the park's initiatives and activities. Colleen is survived by her son Charles Williams and her daughter Lora Templeton. A Celebration of Life service and reception in Colleen's memory will be held on Monday, August 13th at 11:00 AM, at the Chapel at Nazareth House in San Rafael.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, 2018
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