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September 10, 2013
Linda,
My deepest sympathies for the loss of your dear sister, Lynn. Her journalism was brillant and brought a great viewpoint to sports. May the God of comfort help you through this difficult time.
September 10, 2013
Sorry for your loss, just keep in mind the message at Psalms 37:10,11 the meek ones will one day posses the earth. Im truly sorry for your loved ones death. - Artrell - Concord, NC
September 10, 2013
May Jehovah be with you during this time of deep sorrow.
September 10, 2013
May you rest in eternal peace and happiness.
September 10, 2013
I worked with Lynn for many years at the Tribune. She was a kind and generous co-worker. She always had a cheery greeting for me and others at the Trib. We will miss her dearly. May she rest in God's hands. Peace be with your family.
September 10, 2013
My condolences to the DeBruin family on the passing of Lynn. May the comfort only God can bring brings you strength and peace of mind. Death is such an unwelcome guest. Isaiah 40:29 Says, "He is giving to the tired one power and the one without dynamic energy he makes full might abound." He is a helper for us in time of need.
DBurgess: New Jersey
September 10, 2013
Sincere and heart-felt condolences from me to your family in this most difficult time.

I didn't know Lynn well, but covered University of Utah athletics alongside her since her arrival in Utah.

As a talented, accomplished and established female sports writer, Lynn was someone whom I admired, and tried to emulate. I watched, studied and learned from her as I embarked on my fledgling career. Lynn informally became something of a mentor, and encouraged me to continue my career in sports journalism.

Over time, we began to know each better and formed an all-too-short friendship.

As Lynn confided her private struggle with cancer, my respect and awe for her grew exponentially.

I was shocked to hear that she had so gracefully battled her terrible disease for so long. All the while, no one was the wiser, and Lynn continued to be the consummate professional that she always was.

Aside from her tremendous writing talent, I will remember Lynn as a kind-hearted, passionate and vibrant spirit who loved a good laugh with a close friend over a drink.

I'll remember her words of encouragement (without which I would be in a different career now) and her willingness to listen. More than all of that, I'll always remember, and draw upon the inspiration I got from watching the quiet courage and calm, but steely resolve to not only fight her disease, but to live a positive and high-quality life simultaneously.

Her attitude toward her battle is something I shall never forget, and hope to apply to my own life struggles.

I could only aspire to do so with the courage, strength and grace that Lynn displayed.

I'm sad to say that it was one more priceless lesson I took from knowing her, and gave so little in return.

I'll be forever touched by my short association with her, and a little piece of Lynn will be present in every story I will ever write as her gentle, and constructive criticism accelerated my learning curve.

Other than to face life and its requisite adversity head on, but with a smile on my face and a laugh on my lips, my continued work in her chosen field is the best way I know to honor, and remember her.

Rest in Peace, Lynn. Peace be with your family and friends in your absence.
September 09, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family and friends. May the God of all comfort be with you all (Isaiah 61:1,2)
September 09, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the words of God that promises to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I know her family will miss her, but you will see her again one day and it will be forever.
September 09, 2013
please accept my sympathy for your loss.May these words found at Isaiah25:8 bring comfort for the whole family, it says that God will swallow up death for ever.I hope these promises from God will bring the family a hope for the future and a calm heart now knowing that God really care for us Tina-Los Angeles

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