Ruby Christensen Lynn


(May 29, 2001)

Funeral services were held June 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lovell for Ruby Christensen Lynn, 87, who died Tuesday, May 29 at the Powell Hospital after a brief illness.

She was a resident of the Bee Hive Homes in Powell.

She was born March 8, 1914, on a ranch at Cowley. She received her schooling in Cowley and found education exciting, graduating from high school in three years as salutatorian of her class.

On Feb. 26, 1935, she married Leo Ernest Lynn. They lived in Lovell where her husband worked in the city bakery. They had four children: Ruby Lee, Loretta, Lester Roy and Shirley Mae.

In 1951, Ruby and Lee moved to Columbus, Mont., where they operated their own bakery. The community enjoyed many beautiful wedding and birthday cakes baked and decorated by Ruby.

Mr. Lynn died in March of 1963. Ruby married Lester (Buss) Lynn in 1964. They retired in Lovell. Ruby and Buss served as missionaries for the LDS Church in England.

Survivors include four children, Ruby and Keith Beall of Frannie, Loretta and Don Bentz of Casper, Shirley Mae Bolzer Black and Bob Black of Portland, Ore., and Lester Roy and Susan Lynn of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Bettina Darling and Wilma Barns; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both husbands; two brothers, Roy and Vic Christensen; three sisters, Celeste Averett, Ruth Black and Vera McCullum; and one grandson, Kevin Smith.