Perrin Brown Lilly
Perrin Brown Lilly, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and civic leader, died peacefully at home on May 10, 2022, at age 99. Perrin was committed to a more empathetic, beautiful and progressive community in her hometown of St Paul. She spent a lifetime volunteering in service of those goals. She was born in St Paul, Minnesota in 1923, and graduated from The Summit School. She attended Smith College and obtained her degree from the University of Minnesota in 1945. She was married to David Lilly for 68 years until his death in 2014. Always politically active, she was also a passionate volunteer for her schools and in her community. She believed that "to whom much was given, much was expected." She served on the board of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota; the Planned Parenthood Action Fund; the alumni association of SPA; the Walker Art Center; the Weisman Art Museum; St Paul Children's Service; and COMPAS. She was a founding member of the Minnesota Women's Campaign Fund; an enthusiastic supporter of the Women Candidate Development Coalition; New Foundations, the Cass Gilbert Society, the New Century Club and the Ross Group. She is survived by her three children, David Lilly, Jr (Diane), Bruce Lilly (Paula) and Susanne Lilly Hutcheson (Zenas); her six grandchildren: Zenas Hutcheson IV; Irene Fleury (Eric), Henry Hutcheson (Sarah); Austin Lilly (Adriana); Robert Lilly; Perrin Hutcheson Arner (Geoffrey) and one great-grandchild, Adam David Fleury. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Planned Parenthood of North Central States or The Saint Paul Academy & Summit School.
Published on May 19, 2022
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