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Lynn Sundborg

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Lynn SUNDBORG Lynn Marie Sundborg, daughter of Jean and Pierre Sundborg, died August 5, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. She was born in Group Health Hospital, Seattle, on March 14, 1971. Children's Home Society placed the 3-week-old with Jean and Pierre. We named her for both grandmothers in her adoptive family: Lynn Penrose and Mary Sundborg. Lynn lived in New York, Texas, Minnesota, Alaska, France, Normandy Park, Olympia and Spokane, always returning to ZIP 98122 in Seattle. She attended the American International School of Nice, France and graduated from Highline High School in 1989. The faculty and staff of Seattle Central Community College nurtured the best in Lynn and introduced her to success in science and mathematics. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from The Evergreen State College in 2000, she was employed by several Seattle biotech firms and facilities. Artistic, musical, and French linguistic abilities balanced her scientific knowledge and expertise. Lynn was a lovable, capable and gifted person who made friends easily. Lynn struggled with alcoholism and mental illness more than half her 36 years. Her far-too-early death is mourned by her parents, a grandfather, three aunts and three uncles and their four spouses, a brother, and 15 cousins plus their 11 spouses and 16 children. Those of us who love Lynn learned that alcoholism can be a fatal disease. For the sake of loved ones, seek early treatment and visit support groups for alcoholics and their family and friends. A private gathering to celebrate Lynn's life will be held. Those who knew Lynn and wish to attend should contact the parents. Her cremains will be interred in a small pioneer cemetery overlooking Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Published in The Seattle Times from Aug. 14 to Aug. 19, 2007
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