Lynne G. Masters (Grossman)
January 16, 1952 - December 22, 2011
Lynne G. Masters, 59, passed away at her home in Walla Walla
on December 22, 2011, with her husband and daughters at her side.
Lynne was born January 16, 1952, in New York, NY. She was
raised in Westchester County, New York, and in Pennsylvania, by her
parents, Donald Jackson Masters and Mary Lee Masters, both of whom
preceded Lynne in death. Also preceding her in death was her older
brother, Donald J. Masters, in 2009.
After graduating from Bronxville (NY) High School,
Lynne moved to Boston. She attended Boston University
and then the University of Massachusetts at Boston, earning
a BA degree in English with highest honors in 1978. Lynne
enrolled at Suffolk University Law School in 1980. She
received her JD degree with honors in 1983. While a student
at Suffolk, Lynne met David S. Grossman, who became her
husband. Following graduation from Suffolk, Lynne and
David moved to Arlington, Virginia, and Lynne took a
position as an attorney advisor with the Market Regulation
Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Lynne and David were married in Washington, DC in
April, 1984. Their daughter, Kelsey Elizabeth Grossman was
born in May, 1988. In December, 1988, Lynne, David and
Kelsey moved to Seattle, Washington, where Lynne worked
first for a law firm focusing on banking law and then for the
City of Seattle in its Department of Information Technology,
where she worked as Cable Franchise Administrator. Erika
Leigh Grossman, was born to Lynne and David in January,
1998. In 2002, Lynne and her family moved to Walla Walla,
where Lynne opened a law practice focused on advising
municipalities on cable television franchise issues. She
retired from active practice in 2007.
Lynne had an infectious personality and the ability
to become friends with everyone she encountered. She
enjoyed power walking, swimming and bicycling when
living in Washington, DC and the Seattle area. She also
enjoyed camping with her family and travel, with trips to
Michigan to visit David's family, and to Mexico and Hawaii.
Her most recent passion was motorcycling, traveling with
David and sometimes Erika to motorcycle events in the
Northwest. She especially enjoyed getting together with the
many friends she made motorcycling.
Lynne is survived by her sister Lee (Masters) Eichert,
of Orofino, ID, husband David Grossman of Walla Walla,
daughter Kelsey Grossman of Seattle, and daughter Erika
Grossman of Walla Walla, as well as nephews Noah Masters,
of New York City, Tom Eichert of Lake Stevens, WA, and
niece Katie (Eichert) Butler, of Boise, ID.
A memorial service in honor of Lynne's life will be held
at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Walla Walla, on Saturday,
February 4, 2012, at 1:00 pm, with reception to follow at
the Church's Campbell Hall. Private family interment will
be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
contributions to the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer
Center Special Needs Fund, c/o Herring-Groseclose Funeral
Home, Walla Walla.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online
guestbooks at http://www.herringgroseclose.com or http://
www.caringbridge.com/visit/lynnemasters. A photo album
with numerous photographs of Lynne can be found at