Lynn Marie Didier, 62, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at her home under the loving care of her mother and caregivers, Vickie and Gloria. She is survived by her mother, Roselyn, sister, Annette Kangas, brother-in-law, Carey, her niece and nephew, Alyssa and Jacob, and his wife, Trisha.
Lynn was born on December 4, 1958, in San Francisco, California to Roselyn and Earl Didier. Growing up, she was known for her quirky spark and independent spirit. She developed a deep love for animals, particularly dogs.
In her career, Lynn worked in banking, bookkeeping, and finally worked for 20 years at the Sonoma Developmental Center where she retired as an Accounting Technician in the Trust Department.
During this time, Lynn settled in Glen Ellen, California where she lived with her pets and enjoyed the beautiful, open landscape. She was often greeted by wild animals who regularly came to visit, as well as neighboring dogs. But her pride and joy were her dogs, Rags, Bo, Bandit, and Oliver North along with several cats she took in.
She was known for treating every animal she owned with love and care, spoiling them, giving them the best life they could imagine. She once performed a dog wedding at her home with family and friends in attendance. It was a lighthearted and joyous occasion which so many recall with a dear fondness because it perfectly embodied Lynn’s fun outlook on life.
Lynn’s generosity and authentic love touched not only her family and animals, but those in need. She said one of the most rewarding times of her life was volunteering at her local hospital in the blood bank, as a Candy Striper, and at Pets Lifeline. Loved ones of Lynn will always remember her as this selfless, caring, and genuine person.
In her own words, Lynn described herself as adaptable and goal-oriented, having high morals and an insatiable appetite to learn and never stop. She described her favorite activities as golfing, music, gardening, dog parties, going to visit family, cooking, giving presents to her niece and nephew, planning for retirement, and most of all gambling.
In fact, many who were close to Lynn also have wonderful memories spending time with her in casinos and travelling. Lynn was known for being lucky. She often came home with a money prize after visiting a casino. She loved to go to live concerts, enjoy fancy dinners with loved ones, and simply spend time chatting around a backyard fire.
Lynn was always a dreamer. She had big plans for herself and loved ones. She hoped to one day own a golf course or have a future in politics.
Some of her fondest moments included seeing Alyssa’s children (Amelia-5, Colton-1, and Harper-newborn) grow up. Lynn’s greatest pleasure in life was giving gifts to all the people she cared about. Lynn will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.
Celebration of Life will be held at St Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville on May 1st at 12:00pm. Interment will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 1500 Mission Rd, Colma, CA on May 14th at 11:30am.