July 30, 1940 - Jan. 24, 2021 Lynda Newkirk Flory passed away January 24, of a heart attack at her home in Manhattan Beach where she had lived for 40 years, she was 80. Lynda was born in Inglewood, California to Harold Newkirk and May Hudspeth, Lynda has a younger sister, Gloria Hunter. Lynda graduated from Washington High School in Los Angeles, CA in 1959. Graduated from UCLA in business management 1966. She worked in many professional positions from senior business administrator to data analysis at McCulloch Corp., ITT Gilfillan Corp., and TRW Systems Group for 25 years until she retired. Lynda met her husband, Jerry Flory, when they both worked at McCulloch Corp. They were married for 56 years. Lynda was a true volunteer. She and Jerry were involved in Little League Baseball & Softball as Administrators, educating 10 Little League programs in District 37 for over 40 years. She was a member of two different Little Leagues, Hawthorne American and Jim Thorpe Little League and was President five different times. One of her biggest fundraisers for Little League was running a July 4th fireworks stand for eight days from 10am to 10pm to help kids. She had two ladies that always helped her, Rachel and Diana, for over 25 years. She also volunteered and was a member of Lady Red Hat Club, and the Las Vicu¤as Club, American Heart Association Division Vice Chairman, served on the Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council, she ran the Manhattan Beach polling booth for national and local elections for over 20 years. All her volunteer time to help others and kids. In the 80's, she ran for the South Bay Union High School Board that oversaw Mira Costa and Redondo Union High Schools, she was elected two terms and served as President. One of the biggest dramas of Lyn & Jerry's life was when their daughter Crystal was born premature, weighing one pound, they prayed in the hospital for over two months that she would survive and with God's will she is living a happy life. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jerry Flory, along with daughter, Crystal Flory Biller; son, D.J. Flory, three grandchildren, Rachel Flory, Amber Flory and Blake Biller; son in in law, Josh Biller; daughter in law, Sharon Flory; and her sister, Gloria Hunter. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 17, 11:00am at Torrance First Baptist Church, 2118 W. Carson St. Torrance CA 90501. Please RSVP to D.J. Flory 714-907-3336 Donations may be made in Lynda's name to the Diabetes Foundation.
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Published by Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Jul. 11, 2021.