Lynn was the middle daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Spoor. She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband Dave; children Juliet Sweet of Parker, Devon Padgett of Las Vegas and Piper Low of Westminster & 4 grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Patricia Horning and Sharon Gille. Growing up in Wichita, Ks. Lynn had many passions and interests. She loved to ride with her father to the oil fields where he would check on his producing wells and wildcat drilling activity. She also had a special gift for music, especially drums and followed this passion and became the beautiful and talented drummer for The Bird and the Worm, a Wichita band which acquired local fame. In these formative years she attended local Catholic schools: Blessed Sacrament; St. Thomas Aquinas; and Mt. Carmel Academy, graduating in 1969. In 1970 Lynn met future husband Dave on a Valentine's Day blind-date at Kansas University. Little did either of them know that the silly small talk they shared that evening, would result in a 46-year love story many would dream of, but few could ultimately match. They were married in Wichita at Eastminister Presbyterian Church on June 7, 1975. After two years in Wichita they decided a change of scenery would be good for their young family, so they packed up and headed west to Colorado to pursue new, but undefined opportunities. Lynn went to work for Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline in the Property Administration Department, the beginning of a multi-decade roller coaster career in and out of the energy industry that she loved. At the same time Dave transitioned from engineering to the oil and gas industry with a small exploration and production company. A multi-tasker before the term was popular, Lynn attended Regis College on a part-time basis, ultimately earning her BA Degree in Business, while balancing the responsibilities with Dave of raising and providing for their children. Filling the gaps during industry downturns, Lynn always found or created meaningful avocations to help others; from launching Pathfinders, a group for displaced professionals, to board positions with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon Project for emotionally disturbed teenagers. These philanthropic endeavors get to the core of who Lynn was as a person; someone with a big heart for others. Lynn never passed up an opportunity to help people in their trials and support them in their dreams. Countless lives that were changed through her kindness, enthusiasm, support, and generosity. During her 35-year career Lynn worked for a number of oil and gas companies, finally retiring as a Senior Land Advisor from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2014. At that point Dave and Lynn decided to trade their snow shovels for beach chairs and moved from Colorado to Sanibel, Florida. Unfortunately, in 2016 Lynn had her life turned upside down when she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, which she beat back over the following two years, when she was deemed to be 98% cancer-free. Next, she experienced a loss of balance and some infrequent stumbling incidents that she initially thought were related to neuropathy from the chemotherapy treatments. Initially misdiagnosed as a treatable condition called CIDP, Lynn's condition continued to deteriorate, and she and Dave sought out a second opinion. The Covid pandemic made that very difficult but eventually, the UCH in Denver bent the rules and in May 2020, the doctors told Lynn that she had Lou Gehrig's Disease, or ALS, a cruel and fatal condition with no treatment and no cure.
Published by Colorado Community Media on Jul. 3, 2021.