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Thursday December 27th, 2012
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Thursday December 27th, 2012

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Lynne Susan Gaudreau

Rev. Bill VanGerpen
“Ave Maria”
“How Great Thou Art”
“Amazing Grace”
Lynne Susan Gaudreau was born on Sunday, September 21, 1958 at Putnam, Connecticut to Valmore and Dorothy (Bromley) Gaudreau. She graduated from Mission Bay High School in San Diego, California in 1976. She was a flight attendant for PSA and USAir for over ten years. Lynne loved animals and had worked for the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and the Helen Woodward Animal Hospital in San Diego. She especially loved her dog, Bear Dog. After moving to South Dakota, she worked at Casey’s in Springfield, Frank’s Trading Post in Tyndall and the Sportsman’s in Tyndall. Lynne died on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Springfield, South Dakota at the age of 54 years, 3 months and 1 day.
Lynne is survived by one brother, John Gaudreau of Fergus Falls, Minnesota; three sisters: Leslie Richter of Carlsbad, California, Valerie Millsom of Yuma, Arizona,, and Karen (Mike) Winn of San Diego, California; and her beloved friend, Rick Kreber of Springfield.
Lynne was preceded in death by her parents, Valmore and Dorothy Gaudreau.

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I dated Lynne in High School for a short while. She was an incredibly sweet person and even though I lost contact with her years ago, I always wondered how she was. I was really sad to learn of her early demise in life. I will never forget taking her in 1977 to a sock hop at La Jolla High School. Every head in the room turned when she entered with Lynne all decked out in her American Grafiti era outfit. She was a beautiful person with a beautiful smile. I hope she is resting well in heaven! :) My prayers are with her family! Judge Richard S. Whitney

Hon. Richard S Whitney Jan 12 2016 3:58 PM

I had the honor of spending time with Lynne 3 1/2 ago when we were both going through a similar struggle. She made the situation bearable through her upbeat personality and beautiful smile. I really enjoyed knowing her. She brought me a lot of comfort. She was far too young, but is now at peace. Prayers to all who knew her.

Julie Krogman Feb 22 2013 9:00 PM

Sorry we just heard of your loss. Lynne was a very nice lady, with a big smile. We are thinking of you. Jerry & Darla

Jerry & Darla Hovorka Jan 2 2013 12:18 PM

Rick and Lynne's family, Lynne had a kind heart and a people pleaser. We will miss her much, and will think of her often and everytime San Diego and Denver plays. God speed Lynne

Kim & Charlie Johnson Jan 1 2013 6:33 PM

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary and Michelle Dvoracek Dec 31 2012 6:45 AM

Lynne, what a heart of gold you had and the ever present smile that would light up the room and make others smile. You touched many people over the years and though I had lost touch with you; you were not forgotten. I'm grateful to have known you over the years. May you rest in peace.

Angela Adams Dec 29 2012 12:50 AM

Oh Lynne. I've been in denial this past week, thinking that maybe your car accident and death weren't real. However, now that I've watched the beautiful life tribute, the tears will not stop and the reality has set in. My goodness, you will be missed! You always made me laugh, and your ability to remember things ... whether significant or insignificant, you could make me remember things that were somewhere deep in my memory archives:) I'm forever grateful to Rick for loving you and providing for you and to the Lord for taking you when you no longer had the strength to fight/live (I'm not sure which). I hope one day to see you in heaven, and we can laugh again! All my love, Karen

Karen Winn Dec 28 2012 7:36 PM

My dear friend, how I will miss you. You were always ready for some raspberry tea and a talk. I treasure our trips to Broom Tree and the peace we found there. Thanks for touching my life in so many ways. I will miss your smile and laugh Mr, B will miss his bones. I will continue to pray for you. Until we meet again, Thanks for the memories.

Mary Kreber Dec 28 2012 6:08 PM

Lynne, we only knew you through our mutual friend, Norman Leheska. You were a billiant star in his life, especially with that beautiful smile. God be with you both today in heaven!!!

Larry and Marcene Kniffen Dec 27 2012 7:56 PM

My dear Lynne, your selfless courage precedes you and cannot go without mention. As a loving Mother you made the ultimate sacrifice. You forfeited your only child you loved with all your heart so he may have all the opportunities you could not afford him. Never a day went by you did not think of the love you had for him, how much you missed being his loving, caring, Mother. A true act of valor few mothers ever endure yet you did, my love. Your shining brilliance and captivating smile fought back the intolerable pain, the unsurpassable loss, every day of your life. This is your gift to this world as you are, my dear, sweet Lynne Susan Gaudreau. All my love

Alan Asa-Dorian Dec 27 2012 9:15 AM

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