In Memory

Lynn Dane (Christenson, 4-12-2019)

Lynn Dane (Christenson, 4-12-2019)

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02/21/20 07:52 AM #1    

Lee Dane (Gonzalez)

My twin, my forever friend passed from Early Onset Alzheimer’s, on April 12, 2019, it was a long and sad decline into this horrible disease that there is no treatment or cure for. She had to be admitted to a care facility in 2013, near her hometown of Issaqudh, WA. Her husband Kim, took very good care of her, even changing jobs so he wouldn’t have to travel. He had home care for her until it wasn’t safe for her to be home anymore. She didn’t remember any of her family after several years into the disease, I always thought she would remember me, I believe she did in her heart. I was with her when she passed, holding her hand and sharing our special times. My husband and I flew out that morning to Seattle as her end was near. She passed one hour after I arrived and was by her side, she waited for me to say goodbye. 

Lynn was a legal secretary for many years in Seattle, she retired early to enjoy being home working in her beautiful yard, she volunteered and mentored a young girl and a lovely elderly lady for several years. She had volunteered at a cat rescue shelter also, she loved cats. She traveled extensively over seas and in many beautiful places around the world with her husband. They never had children, I wished as did she, that she could experience the joy of motherhood. She “adopted” my sons Michael and Mark as her own and they thought of her as a second mom. Biologically they shared half of her genes due to us being identical twins, she always loved knowing that. 

Rest In Peace my Lynnie. 🙏💔❤️



02/22/20 09:29 AM #2    

Lawrence "Larry" Ewing

I am very sorry to hear of your sister's passing.  I remember both of you from Glen Crest Jr. High, when I believe your family moved into the area.  You both were often together and I often thought one must be very lucky to have a sibling, especially a twin, as I was, and am, an only child.

Lynn will be well remembered.



02/23/20 08:06 AM #3    

Lee Dane (Gonzalez)

Thank you Larry for your kind words. I too remember our Glen Crest Junior High days. 

02/23/20 02:56 PM #4    

Robin Kline

Lee, I remember you and Lynn, so fondly, as vivacious, lively and popular girls in our class from Glen Crest Jr. High. Thank you, Larry, for reminding me (as I read your remembrance) that we all go back to 7th & 8th grade. I'm so sorry that you lost your dear twin to this cruel disease. Holding you, your family and all who loved her in care and prayer that cherished memories comfort you and bring joy.  All best across all these years to you, Robin Kline

03/30/20 06:55 AM #5    

Wendy Dirks

Lynn was such a lovely person, one of those incredibly nice human beings who brought sunshine wherever she was. 

04/12/20 11:19 PM #6    

Jean "Frosty" Pengelly (Lay)

I'm so sorry to hear of her long battle with early onset alzheimers.  That's such a hard thing to watch your twin go through.  

04/13/20 10:32 AM #7    

"Ginny" Johnson (Stieren)

Lee, my thoughts and prayers are with you and you family! I remember both of you from way back to our time at Forest Glen Elementary School and I loved the group picture you shared of all the twins.       Ginny

04/27/20 04:46 PM #8    

Anthony Capps

I'm so sorry for your loss Lee.  Even though we didn't keep in touch after high school, I will never forget Lynn's smile, fun nature and positive outlook.  It was always such a pleasure to see her come bouncing down the halls at Glenbard and to know we would always have a fun and funny conversation.  What wonderful memories she brings.  God bless you and your families.

04/28/20 01:36 PM #9    

John Simanton

Remember the two of you from the halls of Glen Crest. SO sorry to hear about Lee, and losing a loved one is even worse with Alzheimers'.  Marcia's pancreatic was 13 months from diagnosis to her passing - I am glad we had that much time but a drawn-out illness takes its toll.  Best wishes!

05/08/20 11:30 PM #10    

Craig Padera

Seems like Glen Crest was a common denominator for a lot of us. I had Mrs. Miller for 7th grade home room and Mrs. Stetter for 8th.You and Lynn weren't in my classes but I remember both of you. You were both so adorable, easy going and full of life. We have boy/girl twins and they were always close growing up and still are. I'm sure that you shared that special bond with Lynn also. We ran into each other about a year ago and you told me the sad news about Lynn. I am so sorry that she passed, I cannot imagine how difficult this must of been for you. No one can ever replace the amazing person your sister was. Someone once wrote;                                    What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

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