Lynne R. Getman

October 27, 2012  

Lynne R. Getman, 77, of Easton Street, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 26, at her home, under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice. 

Calling hours are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. A reception at Tug Hill Vineyards will be immediately following the calling hours. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, Sackets Harbor, will be at the convenience of the family.

Born June 26, 1935, in Watertown, a daughter of the late Glenn and Ruth McCormack Rice, she graduated in 1953 from Watertown High School and SUNY Potsdam in 1957. 

She is most remembered for teaching first grade at Lowville Academy, retiring in 1998. After retiring, she, together with Donna Loucks, Ginny Owens and Suzie Parker, operated GeDeS estate sale business in Lowville. For those who knew Lynne, she was known for her creativity in both the classroom and her personal life.

She was a member of DKG (A National Teaching Sorority), and New York State Retired Teacherís Association.

Before settling in Lowville, Lynne and her family lived throughout the United States. 

She enjoyed traveling abroad with both family and friends.

Surviving are three children and their spouses, Sara and Thomas Hefferon, Watertown, Gregory Getman, Walton, and Laura and Efren Vaca, Great River; two sisters and their husbands, Diane and David Derrigo, Watertown, and Renee and Robert Akenhead, Alliance, Ohio; six grandchildren, Meghan and Caroline Hefferon, John and Tyler Getman, Samuel and Grace Vaca. 

She is also survived by her former husband, Gary L. Getman.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

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Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.