Lynn Diane Carrigan of Carson City died March 15 of pancreatic cancer. She was 69 years old. She was born Jan. 30, 1952, in Michigan and was raised in Pryor, OK, and Reno.
Lynn was an accomplished woman, professionally and personally. She attained a bachelor’s degree in psychology and communications from UNR and an MBA degree from Andrew Jackson University. She retired from the State of Nevada in 2012 as chief financial officer of
Nevada Medicaid. Previously she was chief of accounting and budget and Check Up operations manager for the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy; administrator of the Nevada Public Health Foundation; deputy director of the Community Counseling Center in Carson City; chief deputy Nevada State Fire Marshal; management consultant for a number of Big Eight accounting and other firms; and a newspaper reporter.
Lynn had a strong personal interest and self-acquired education in arts and culture. She traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, attended ballets in Prague and Moscow, operas in Vienna and Buenos Aires, and theatre in London, New York and Chicago. She was a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and visited major art museums in the U.S. and Europe, including London, Paris, St. Petersburg, Madrid, Berlin,
Rome and Florence. She was an avid and award-winning oil painter and was affiliated with the Brewery Arts Center and Nevada Artists Association in Carson City.
She also enjoyed reading, history, dining, long bubble baths, cooking, and gardening. These inadequate words do not convey the spirit of Lynn’s innate curiosity, passion,
intelligence, love, and willingness to live life to its fullest.
Lynn is survived by her husband, Dennis Baughman of Carson City; daughter Danielle Sullivan of Farmington, NM, and grandson Ethan Sullivan of Las Cruces, NM; step-daughter Rachelle Baughman and step-grandson Bleys Ford, both of Carson City; sisters Sallie Bice of Sparks and Kyle McNair of Mexico; and two nieces.
No services are planned. Those wishing may donate in Lynn’s name to the Brewery Arts Center or a favorite charity.