Marilyn Redfield
Lake Forest
Redfield, Marilyn "Lyn" (nee Sims) passed away on Sunday, April 6th, 2014. Lyn was born July 17, 1933 to Lucy and Bryan Sims in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Grand Haven, Michigan. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in Education from Michigan State University in 1957. Lyn began her teaching career in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She was married to Bill Redfield in 1959 and moved to Lake Forest, IL. Lyn then began teaching at Walden Elementary School in Deerfield, Illinois where she taught for forty one years. Lyn and Bill have enjoyed restoring the house and gardens of the "House of the Four Winds" in Lake Forest, Illinois which culminated in receiving the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award in 2012. Lyn was active in the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She enjoyed the opera and traveling with her husband, Bill, throughout the world visiting over 65 countries in her life. Lyn is survived by her husband Bill and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Published by Highland Park News from Apr. 24 to Apr. 30, 2014.
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Best teacher I ever had.
Matthew Goldin
September 1, 2014
What a tremendous loss we all have suffered. Lyn's joy, love and spirit will live on, but we will miss the beauty of her presence. She was a true delight and a source of rejuvenation and inspiration. I will miss her dearly.
My best to you and your family,
Randy Bryant
Ten Chimneys Foundation
June 5, 2014
Debbie Sims
May 15, 2014
Uncle Bill, I find myself reaching for the phone to call Aunt Lyn & know I will not be able to hear her lovely voice again. But it will never be forgotten as it is now a memory in my heart. I am still going thru the shock she is gone, but I am left with the memories of our visit when my kids were little and how she enjoyed them. May the memories bring peace to all our hearts. We will miss her, but you are here... Love Debbie Sims
May 15, 2014
Christopher Bacon
April 30, 2014
Bill, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Lyn was a pure delight to be around. She was a lifelong learner and took delight in meeting new people and enjoying old friends. It was an honor to know Lyn and her memory will live on.
Warmest regards, Paula Clair
April 29, 2014
Lyn was one of the loveliest and most gracious women I have ever met ! I doubt there was an individual that knew her that did not love her. I feel so privledged to have spent time with her. Thank you for sharing her, Bill.
Anne Bolotin
April 28, 2014
We were saddened to learn about Lyn's passing at church this morning. Our most heartfelt condolences to Bill. It is our experience that Lyn and Bill shared life and their preservation passion with so much caring for each other. Our First Pres family and friends are here to offer support, blessings and prayers for Bill's well being and Lyn's eternal life.
With friendship and caring,
Bob & Mary Shaw
April 27, 2014
There is never an age, we will not miss such a wonderful love one, it always seem too soon. May, you find comfort with family and friends as well as having so many happy memories and prayers to fill your hearts forver. May, it also be comforting to know that you can call on God & his tender mercies will carry you through your sorrows.
April 25, 2014
My sincere condolences Bill...Lyn was an amazing woman who made such a difference in so many children's lives. I enjoyed spending time with her over the years and may her memory always be a blessing. Sincerely, Sheryl
Sheryl Rue-Borden
April 25, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Lyn's passing upon reading it in the Deerfield Review today. She helped countless students to attain success, including my own son. My sympathies go out to her husband Bill at this sad time.

Sincerely, Betsy Eisenhauer, Deerfield
April 24, 2014