Friday, May 22, 2009

Lynn Charles Graves (1939-2009): Pegged out...

From Windsor Beacon:

Lynn Charles Graves, 70, of Loveland, died May 15, 2009, at his home. Lynn was born January 25, 1939, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Lynn and Charlene (Campbell) Graves. He grew up in California with his two sisters, Patricia and Vicki. He attended school in Bakersfield.

Lynn married Carol Taylor in 1958 and they had two daughters, Lisa and Leslie. They divorced in 1964. Lynn married Marilyn Elder in 1965 and they had one daughter, Margaret. They divorced in 1976. On July 12, 1986, he married Sondra Hale in Osceola, NY, and welcomed Cindy and Dean into the family.

Lynn and Sondra have been married for 23 years.

As a young man, Lynn worked for a gas station/mechanic shop and he liked to tell the story that he changed Walt Disney’s tire once. Later he worked as a systems designer in several companies including Coors, Rohr Aviation, and Kodak. Lynn retired in 1992.

Lynn enjoyed traveling with his wife Sondra. They traveled to Korea to visit son Dean, Washington state to visit daughter Cindy, Hawaii with daughter Lisa and family, they took a European cruise with Sonnie’s sister and husband, Jim and Judy Mucklow, traveled to Australia, Costa Rica, Mexico, yearly trips to the Indy 500, many trips to visit family and friends within the US, and most recently a cruise to Alaska with daughter Margaret and family.

When Lynn was not traveling he enjoyed his car club and car-club friends whom he met more than 50 years ago. He met weekly with his friends from Kodak for lunch. He enjoyed playing cribbage, gourmet cooking, watching the stock market, and history.

Lynn is survived by his wife Sondra Graves, four daughters, and one son; Lisa Geib and husband Matt of Kersey, Cindy Taylor and husband Mike of Vancouver, Wash.; Leslie Hallieb of Sacramento, Calif.; Dean Rath of Lakeland, Fla.; and Margaret Maze and husband Eric of Greeley, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Lynn is also survived by his two sisters, Patricia Wiens of Vista, Calif. and Vicki Bruce of Albion, Calif.

Donations can be made to King Of Glory Lutheran Church or National Jewish Pulmonary Research.

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