SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Lynn Ellsworth Wilson, 65, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, in San Diego, Calif., with loving company at her bedside.
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Lynn was born June 26, 1946, in Rutland, Vt., to Carleton Lee Wilson and Martha Jane Temple, both of Rutland. She is survived by her daughter, Lee Carleton Collenberg; her siblings, Dale T., Deane, Wayne and Trine Wilson; nephew Jordan Burghardt and nieces Matia, Jesse and Jamie Wilson.
She graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science and from the University of New Orleans with a M.Ed. in Counseling.
She enjoyed a brief stint as a model for Polaroid and appeared on What's My Line.
She was a professional equestrian, raising and training horses and teaching and competing in dressage, at Windthrow Farm in Pepperell, Mass., Briarheath Farm in Covington, La., and Derbigny Plantation in Westwego, La. She grew into a role as counselor and mentor, using astrology as a preferred medium, and spent the last 30 years guiding countless people through good times and tough decisions. Through her counseling, she was featured on CNN, numerous newspapers and magazines and received certificates of merit and commendations from the mayor of New Orleans, the New Orleans City Council and the YWCA.
She was an accomplished competitive skier and amateur tennis player, and enjoyed summers hiking in the Rockies. She was an enthusiast and advocate for animals and nature. Her shining blue eyes and radiating smile will be missed by all who had the pleasure of spending time with her.
Published in Rutland Herald on June 24, 2012