Lynn Megquier

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Lynn D. Megquier

Lynn Darrieux Walsh Megquier died peacefully at home on March 7, 2013. A native Nevadan, Lynn was born in the small, eastern Nevada mining town of McGill, and grew up in the Reno/Sparks area. She was a Sparks Railroader, then a student and member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority at the University of Nevada, until graduating from the College of Education in 1961. While at Nevada, she met her husband-to-be, R. James "Jim" Megquier. They were married on August 5, 1962. She spent a number of years as an elementary school teacher, which she very much enjoyed. After Jim finished his schooling, the couple returned to Reno where he began his oral surgery career, and Lynn began raising their three beautiful daughters. She loved being a wife, mother, homemaker and volunteer, giving hours of her time supporting PTA, Girl Scouts, Rainbow Girls, Trinity Episcopal Church, Dental Wives Association, Tri-Delta, Junior League, and PEO, as well as participating in Les Amies group, Feminine Financiers, bridge club, and her birthday girls' club. These affiliations brought with them many, many friendships, which blossomed into long-term and loving relationships. Some of her favorite times were spent on the beach at Lake Tahoe, making wonderful summer memories with her family and friends, whom she held so dear. Most recently, Lynn and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Harrah's Steak House with all their children and grandchildren. They shared stories, toasted each other, and danced to music of the '60s.

Lynn is survived by her husband, Jim; her daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer McCarron, Marne' and Rodney McKimmey and family, and Tricia and Calder Chism; her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Janell Walsh; her aunt, Mable Kerr; her nephew and nieces, Ken and Tina Walsh, Melissa and Derek Burmeister, and Michelle Foster, and their families.

The Megquier family extends their appreciation for the wonderful medical care provided over the years by Drs. Georgianna Duxbury, Steven Atcheson, John Grinsell, and Athan Roumanas.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 12th, at 2 p.m., at Trinity Church, located at Rainbow & Island Avenues. A reception will follow at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty Street. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Lynn Megquier to: Cottey College, c/o PEO Chapter J, 2303 Queen Anne Court, Reno, 89509; or the UNR Foundation, College of Education, MS 0162, Reno, 89557.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Mar. 10, 2013
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