Lynne Gaudreau

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Lynne Gaudreau
AIKEN - Dear Family and Friends,
It is with great sadness that we share with you that our much beloved Lynne D. Gaudreau passed peacefully away on Sunday, November 19, 2017. She courageously and optimistically battled breast cancer off and on for the past 12-plus-years. Lynne was a wonderful, gracious and kind friend, a loving and nurturing daughter, wife, sister, and aunt, and animal rights champion. Lynne was beloved by all that knew her. She was a glowing, beautiful, vibrant and inspirational woman with a caring and generous heart. Lynne is and will always be so greatly missed by those that had the privilege to know and love her. She is dancing with the angels and loved the Lord.
Lynne was born November 13, 1955 in San Bernardino, CA to the late Roger A. Gaudreau and Doris J. Gaudreau, retired USAF. She entered the US Navy as an OCS graduate of the University of Maryland and led a distinguished military career that spanned 23 years, retiring as a Navy Commander in October 2002. Lynne saw numerous tours of duty and received many awards for her service including the Distinguished Service Medal. While in the military, she coordinated the Y2K for the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps. Additionally, she was a Space Warfare Specialist.
Lynne and her husband, Tim Halvorsen, made Aiken, SC their home in 2007, having previously lived in Washington, D.C. and Maryland areas for many years. In her beloved community of Aiken, she volunteered for many civic organizations, including the Cancer Center, FOTAS, Pink Ribbonettes, and the Aiken Center for the Arts. She also enjoyed participating in the annual Aiken Veterans Day Parade. Lynne was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Aiken.
In addition to her parents, Lynne was preceded in death by her younger brother, Adam Gaudreau. She is survived by Timothy Halvorsen, her husband of 24 years; brother/sister-in-law Pat and Debbie Halvorsen, Scranton, PA; brother-in-law Tom Halvorsen; Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Laurie Gaudreau, Aiken, SC and Donna Gaudreau, Hudson, FL; brother, Guy Gaudreau, Aiken, SC; niece Natalie Jean Cross, Venice, FL; nephews Zachary Gaudreau, Northport, FL; Tyler and Eric Gaudreau of Mt. Airy, MD; and sister-in-laws Susan Gaudreau, Mt. Airy, MD; Sally Yoder of Wesley Chapel, FL; and her much loved pets, Jake and Bear.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the George Funeral Chapel in downtown Aiken, SC. Pastors Phillip Lee and Danny Wilson of Cedar Baptist Creek Church, Aiken, SC; and guest Pastor Jordan Bird from Talatha Baptist Church, Aiken, SC will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.
Interment, with full military honors, will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC at a later date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lynne's memory may be directed to FOTAS, PO Box 2207, Aiken SC 29802 (Link: http://www.fotasaiken.org/donate) or for Breast Cancer Research, (Link: https://ww5.komen.org/Donate/Donate.html) (Click+ ctrl to follow links).
The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of the arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy for the Gaudreau/Halvorsen families may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Nov. 21 to Nov. 26, 2017
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