Lynne Michelle Alexander slipped into the loving arms of her heavenly Father on Thursday, October 2. Born in Lexington, Missouri on September 26, 1963, she was the daughter of Cora Lee Moen Schingnitz of Yuma and Charles Alexander, diseased, of Appleton City, Missouri. Trinity Methodist Church, 8th Avenue and 30th Street, will host a memorial for her at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 13.
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Lynne graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1981. She worked as a nurse's aide while studying nursing at the University of Arizona, but before she graduated she was the unfortunate pedestrian in a pedestrian/automobile accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Because her disabilities prevented her from continuing her nursing program, she perused instead a degree in social work through Arizona State University.
Lynne, supported by her church family, St. Marks Presbyterian in Tucson, participated vigorously in a wide variety of rehabilitation programs, has been an active member of the Arizona's brain injury survivors groups and a long time member of Toastmaster's International. In 2009 she moved to Yuma and completed her program with Daybreakers Toastmaster of Yuma.
Lynne was admired by all she met for so courageously meeting the many challenges she faced and for her ever cheerful, ever diligent pursuit of self improvement and knowledge. She is survived by her sisters, Laura Alexander Sandigo of Yuma, and Michelle Wolfe of Flagstaff, and her brother, Roark Wolfe of Flagstaff.
Those who wish to do something to remember her by should make donations in her name to Hospice of Yuma who so lovingly cared for her these final months or to her church home here in Yuma, Trinity Methodist.
Please sign the guestbook at www.yumasun.com/obituaries.
Published in The Yuma Sun on Oct. 11, 2011