Jennifer Linsley Alphin, 67, died at The University of Virginia Hospital late Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

Jennifer Linsley Alphin, 67, died at The University of Virginia Hospital late Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.  She was receiving treatment for cancer for several months and suddenly developed severe complications. 

Jennifer was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in Northport, N.Y.  She graduated from Sweet Briar College in 1972 and received a master of art in teaching from Duke University in 1973.

In 1973, Jennifer married Thomas H. Alphin Jr. in Lexington, where she taught math at Lexington High School through 1975.  They moved to Severna Park, Maryland in 1975, where she taught at the Severn School.  In 2011, she retired and they moved back to Lexington.

Jennifer loved Lexington and found it a perfect community for her retirement.  She was a docent at the Stonewall Jackson House and treasurer of the Lexington Garden Club.  She was active at the R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church where she served on the Altar Guild, the Christian Outreach Committee and headed an ACTS team.  She also volunteered at Rockbridge Regional Library book sales and at the RARA food pantry.

Jennifer was predeceased by her parents, John and Jeanette Linsley, and her brother John R. Linsley.  She is survived by her husband Tom, by her son Thomas H. Alphin III, her daughter-in-law Amy Alphin, her daughter Suzanne J. Alphin, and her sister-in-law, Marsha Linsley.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested donations to the Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA).  A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, at the R.E. Lee church.  She was buried at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

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