Lynn Kelly Brown (83), resident of Gardnerville Nevada, died peacefully on Tuesday January 22, 2008 due to complications from pneumonia. Her daughters Diana and Pam were at her side.
Lynn was born Roslynn Elaine Morrison on February 3, 1924 in Marysville California. She later changed her name to Lynn. She was the youngest of three children born to William (Doc) Morrison and Lucille Lyman Morrison. Lynn's sister Esther Tucker and brother Ross Morrison preceded her in death.
In 1942, at the age of 18, Lynn became a "stewardess" on the Southern Pacific Railroad traveling between Los Angles and New Orleans weekly. She met FBI agent Samuel Hervey Kelly Jr. in New Orleans, and they married in January 1946. Sam and Lynn lived in Texas, New York, Venezuela, and California.
They raised 3 children in Livermore California. Lynn went to work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1963, and retired on 1978. Sam died in 1970, and in 1973 Lynn married Edward Wesley Brown. Ed and Lynn moved to Gardnerville in 1978. They divorced in 1993. Lynn enjoyed her "single" life, and spent a lot of time with her beloved family and friends.
Lynn was a talented self-taught artist. She was talented in many types of art including oils, acrylics, clay and more recently "Fractured Fotos". She was a founding member of the Livermore Art Association, and the East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville. She also loved gardening and bridge.
Lynn is survived by her son Phil Kelly living in Makakilo Hawaii, daughter Diana Kelly Shaw living in Santa Rosa California, and daughter Pamela Kelly Kappelhof living in Danville California. Lynn has 8 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, and 9 nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Lynn's life is being planned for Livermore and Gardnerville.
Dates are to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Livermore Art Association or the East Fork Gallery. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.