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Marin Independent Journal
February 12, 2003
Frances Flint Gulick
Frances Flint Gulick, 88, of San Anselmo, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 8, 2003, surrounded by loving family members. Frances was the oldest child of two American teachers, Moses Delos Flint and Letha Ann Lindemann. She was born in Baguio, in the Philippines, on May 18, 1914. She moved back to Pasadena, California with her family in 1918, where she graduated from Pasadena High School at 16, as a Lifetime Member of the California Scholarship Federation. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree from UCLA, with honors in History, at 20. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. At 21 she received her General Secondary (Teaching Credential) while attending UCLA, in 1935. She received her Senior College Credential in 1936. At 22, in June of 1936, she graduated from UCLA, with a Masters Degree in History. While at UCLA she met Albert Einstein. From 1936-1938 she taught 2nd-5th grade at Miguel Hidalgo School, in Brawley, California. These classes had an average daily attendance of 60 pupils ranging in age from 6 to 10. She had to plan well so that the older students didn't lose interest while she was teaching the younger children in the same classroom. From 1939-1940 she attended the U.C. Berkeley School of Librarianship, where she earned her Librarianship Certificate. She loved being a librarian. From 1940-1942 she was a librarian at Salinas High School, in Salinas, California. From 1942-1954 she worked as librarian at San Rafael High School, where she was the first full-time librarian at this school. She transformed the library from a room with books and bad lighting into a full-fledged library with appropriate furnishings. In July 1946, she married the love of her life, James Gulick, who taught English at San Rafael High School. During the 1950's she took a stand for equal pay for women, causing San Rafael High School to eliminate their women's salary schedule, which paid women less than men for the same work. In 1954, Frances quit her job to become a full-time mother. Frances was an excellent cook and enjoyed her role as mother of three girls. Her husband, Jim Gulick, predeceased her, in 1969. Frances is survived by her three daughters: Letha Marchetti, of San Rafael, Dorothy Thompson, of Fairfax, and Gail Armand, of Benicia; by her brother Delos Edward Flint of Reno, Nevada; by her sister Dorothy Foytik, of Davis, California; and by her four grandchildren: Ben and Laura Thompson, of Fairfax, Vanessa Maida, a student at Sonoma State University, and Alexandra Maida, a student at U.C. Santa Cruz. Frances had a late-life career working at the Yarn Nook in San Anselmo, where she worked part-time until she was 75. Over her lifetime she created hundreds of knit, crocheted and macramé masterpieces for family and friends. She was a member of "The Squares" at First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo, where she made lovely afghans that were given to homeless shelters and battered women's shelters. Private Memorial Services were held. Donations in memory of Frances Gulick may be sent to Senior Access, 650 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903.
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