Growing Up and Education: Born in Albuquerque at Presbyterian Hospital. Enjoyed playing on back ditch with brothers. Helped with family run goat dairy. Enjoyed games with brother such as Dungeon ad Dragons. Wrote poetry in spare time. Participated in 4H activities at home and State Fair.
Educated at Pajarito Elementary where she played clarinet. Attended a black Baptist church where her third grade teacher was the pastor's wife. On to Polk and the gifted program like her brother, Steven. Rio Grande High School proved too slow so she went to Freedom and graduated a year early. She went to work for Pinkerton Security as a dispatcher and officer. Ended up in communication sales which she really enjoyed. Became a certified Microsoft Engineer for her own knowledge. Also became a certified hypnotist where she could help people - one out of deep, dark, depression which had lasted for years. She was good with problem solving and many came to seek advice. Lyn was fair and just in her outlook. Received her BA Degree with honors from New England College by cleping all her tests. Total self study.
Friends and Relatives (Apology, in advance, for anyone overlooked).: Mary Hennessey Cantrell - Mother - Caretaker
David Hennessay and wife, Netta. Brother brought food treats and watched movies during last month at home. Wife sent over food. Niece, Sarah Hennessey. Drove Lyn to many doctors' appointments
Niece, Philippa Hennessey, daughter of deceased brother, Steve Hennessey, her boyfriend, and Heike - beloved wife of Steve. They came from Germany and were with Lyn day and night until she passed. Steve would be proud and grateful.
Jennifer Cady. All around companion to Lyn and her mother. Willing to help in any way she could. Cooked many meals and ran many errands for years. Brother, Mike Cady helped with dog and house sitting.
Marisa. Lifetime friend. Came to visit in April. Spoiled Lyn as much as she could. Brought her a purple glass bracelet which she wore until last nursing home stay. Sent home for safe keeping.
Bonnie Synder. Came over once or twice a week to play Chess with Lyn. Brought apples or treats.
Daniel White. Graduated from Police Academy together (one week training for Explorers) and received Sharpshooters Award. Lyn and Daniel attended prom together. He has been a good friend over the years and always willing to help out if needed. He visited her during her final days.
Steve Hinken. Helped Lyn with diet and housing upkeep.
Jamie Wilson, Listening companion and shopper.
Billy Bates. Long time friend in animals, humor. Took care of mother's animals for six months; allowing her to take care of Lyn.
Cindy Baca. Hairdresser and companion in shopping, smoking sensation.
Andres Lava. A Mexican National who helped Lyn with yardwork, tree trimming. Lyn would hold rope on branch while Andres sawed.
Justin Dawson. Helpful neighbor when Lyn lived in valley. Painted heights property. Andres lived across the street in heights. Built beautiful wheelchair ramp. Good neighbor, Jeff, to the North.
Friend in NY from HS. Frequently texted or called throughout years. (Sorry don't know name).
Squirrel and Hero. This would not be complete without mention of her two beloved dogs, which she took to the dog park twice a day - rain or shine. Hero "Pup Tart" who she worked with diligently for a year to overcome PTSD. Squirrel, who she had until her death at about 14 years of age.