Dolores Donna Lynch (1933 - 2018)

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On September 1, 2018 Dolores (Robbins) Lynch peacefully passed away after many years of dealing with dementia. She was born in Eugene, Oregon to Hubert and Viola Robbins on November 29,1933. She lived and worked all but two years in the Springfield/Eugene area, graduating from Eugene High in 1952. In 1956 she married Ted Johnson. He served two years with the Air Force in Plattsburgh, New York, where their first child,Ted, was born.

Returning to the area, they established a home and dental practice. They had two more children, Lori and Cathy. Dolores relished caring for her family and home. Eventually she worked in her husband's business. They later divorced.

She married Charles Lynch in 1983 and added four adult daughters. Together they had many adventures. Their love for golf and traveling took them to Mexico, Hawaii and many golf courses, both local, up and down the coast and across Oregon. Dolores even achieved a "Hole In One" at Shadow Hills Golf Course. When they weren't traveling, they worked together at their property management business and spent time with their children and grandchildren which she adored. Above all, her favorite thing was spending time with her family. She loved taking her grandchildren to the mall after school, Wildlife Safari and hosting Holiday dinners for her family. Her love for music kept her dancing and singing until the end.

Preceding her in death were her husband Charles Lynch, sister Reeta Sutton and daughter, Leslie Joan Lynch. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Ted (Loida) Johnson, Lori (Dan) Umenhofer, Cathy (Ray) Bly, Cathi (Vern) Yamanaka, Dee Ann Lynch and Joslyn Lynch. Grandchildren include, Ted, Kaiti, Kristine, Jarred, Emily, Caleb, Garth, Jared, Tia, Justin, Daniel and ten great-grandchildren. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A special Thank You to Elder Health and Living for their professional loving care over the last five years.

Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Sept. 16, 2018