Warren, Lynnanne age 82 of Saint Paul passed away in her sleep at Sholom Home East (Saint Paul) on September 9, 2021. Memorial service (invitation only) from 2:00 to 3:00 at Unity Church- Unitarian (733 Portland Ave - Saint Paul) on Sunday, October 10 followed by an indoor/outdoor reception for everyone from 3:00 to 5:00. People attending the reception are expected to bring masks. The memorial service will be live streamed at the following link: youtu.be/… Preceded in death by her parents, Anna Lyonors and Bernard Perrin and her stepson, Edward (Ted) Leslie, Lynnanne is survived by Jim Leslie, her loving husband of the past thirty years, by her stepdaughter, Margaret Jaques-Leslie (Ben), and by three young step-grandsons who called her "Nanny". She is also survived by her six siblings: Jean Perrin (Paula Towell), Peter Perrin (Catarina), Polly Perrin Grant, Tom Perrin (Amy), Garry Perrin and Lissa Perrin Priddy, along with many nieces and nephews and her in-laws. Born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, Lynnanne was the oldest of the seven Perrin children. She was instrumental in raising her six younger siblings with energy and patience. Her scholastic excellence earned her a Storer scholarship that paid for all college expenses. Lynnanne graduated from Ball State University with a teaching credential. After teaching for two years in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lynnanne became a graduate student at the University of Minnesota in pursuit of a master's degree in education. While at the University, Lynnanne met her first husband (Jim Warren) and accepted an elementary school teaching position in the Roseville School District. Lynnanne would teach in Roseville for thirty-four years, most of that time at Central Park School and Falcon Heights School. Lynnanne had a well-deserved reputation among her colleagues and the parents of her students for being a good listener and for responding to the very particular needs of individual children. Lynnanne was a fiercely independent person, a true beauty who possessed a warm smile and a kind heart, and was a resilient person who fought a courageous five-year battle against vascular dementia. She was a good stepmom to Margaret and Ted, and she was a lover of nature and the solitude that she found at her lakeside cabin near Cumberland, Wisconsin that Jim Warren and she built over fifty years ago, and where she often entertained her "women friends". To an extraordinary degree, Lynnanne invested in community through her church work, through volunteering on political campaigns, through being a really great neighbor in her Falcon Heights neighborhood, and through her participation in a groundbreaking University of Minnesota program entitled "Woman: A Sense of Identity". In retirement, Lynnanne grieved with Jim the brain cancer death of Ted in 2000, traveled extensively with Jim, and enjoyed with him the rich cultural life of the Twin Cities. A big thank you to the staff of Sholom Home East for supporting Lynnanne well in the last twenty months of her life. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Unity Church-Unitarian.
Published on October 3, 2021
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