Lois Winifred (Rowland) Lynn
September 3, 1917-December 24, 2017
At 100 years old, Lois Winifred Lynn went home to be with her Lord on December 24, 2017, in Roseville, CA. Born on September 3, 1917 in Merced, CA, most of her years growing up were spent in Selma, CA. She attended Selma schools and graduated with honors from Selma High school. She loved sports and played travel soft ball for the Selma team. She was an excellent seamstress and, even while in high school, was hired by many adults, including her home economics teacher, to sew for them. After graduating she worked as a bookkeeper for a well known car dealership in Selma. Her entrepreneurial spirits lead her to purchase a millinery shop, which owned for some time.
May 27, 1938 she married her sweetheart and adoring husband Roydon S. Lynn, also of Selma. Together they had 4 children; Jo-Ann Strong, Janice Lynn, Wilma Jean Lynn (deceased 1949), and Dwight Lynn. In Roy's career with the State of CA, promotions came frequently, causing the family to move several times throughout Northern CA. In 1958 Sacramento became their home. After retirement they settled into their final home in Roseville. In 2001, after 63 years of marriage, Roy went home to be with the Lord.
Winifred was always involved in activities in their home church and children's interests. She served as Sunday school secretary, hosted Bible clubs in their home, and was a Brownie, 4-H, and Pioneer Girl leader. For many years she was in charge of the church kitchen at Arcade Baptist Church. Leading a team of volunteers, she planned and cooked meals for various events. As expert shuffleboard players, in retirement, she and Roy represented the U.S.in international competitions. Most importantly, she and Roy taught their children the Word of God and a love for Jesus Christ. She was a wonderful example of a wife, mother, and friend. Proverbs 31:10-31
She will be deeply missed by her children and their spouses, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held in Merced, CA, January 12, 2018.