Lynn J. Thornton

THORNTON, Lynn J.
Died on May 2, 2006, following a boating accident on Clearlake. Born March 3, 1955, in Sacramento to Eugene and Phyllis Thomsen, both deceased. Lynn is survived by her son John D. Thornton; stepdaughters Stephanie Kiernan and Julie Chamberlain; brothers Roger (and Jude) Thomsen of Cameron Park, CA and Rick (and Michelle) Thomsen of Keller, Texas; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, one niece and many friends. Dearly loved by Mark Webber. Lynn retired from the state only one month ago as a Supervising Investigator II, Chief of Enforcement Program, Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Board of California, where she performed the job she loved as a respected medical and quality control investigator. Her first pension check was delivered on Monday, May 1. In life, Lynn gave so much of her talents, skills, love and time to others and she continued to give of herself in death. Lynn had requested that upon death her organs be donated so that others could live. What she did not know was that her own nephew, James Thomsen, 24, would be given her gift of life through a kidney transplant just as his own kidneys were failing. Four other life-saving organs were donated to others. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 12-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, followed by a rosary at 4 p.m. at Nicoletti, Culjis and Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento 95819. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1333 58th St., Sacramento. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
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Published by The Sacramento Bee from May 5 to May 7, 2006.
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Lynn,
You will always be remembered for the beautiful, kind person you were. It's been 15 years since you were taken from us and I along with so many others think of you every day. I am about to become a grandmother (of a baby girl) for the first time and when I see your absolutely beautiful granddaughter Madilynn, she really reminds me of you. You would be absolutely crazy in love with her! Miss you my very dear friend.
Love,
Carol
Carol Stambuk
Friend
May 6, 2021
Lynn,

We look back on all the memories growing up when you and whole Thomsen family would come from Sacramento and visit the Cormier family. We always had a blast. We miss your loving heart and smiling face. Rest in peace cousin Lynn.
Jim & Vesta Cormier
Family
May 4, 2021
Hi Lynn, I think about you everyday. I still miss you so much along with all the others who loved you. It still hurts you are not here to be a part of all our lives and to see your amazing granddaughter who I know you love so much. You would have been obsessed over her!!! Love you cuz!
Susan Fascitelli
Susan Fascitelli
Family
May 3, 2021
Lynn,

Today marks 15 years since you left us. I miss you so much and think about you every day. You’ll forever be in my heart and the hearts of those who knew and loved you. Your smile and your warm, loving spirit brightened up everyone’s life. Love you more than words can say.

Your brother,
Rick
Rick
Brother
May 2, 2021
Lynn on my mind knowing that 14 years ago on this day she was taken from her family and friends. We love you and miss you Lynnie!
Carol Stambuk
Friend
May 2, 2020
Thankfully memories are the only thing death cannot take away. The wonderful memories of cousin Lynn will live on forever.
Jim & Vesta Cormier
April 29, 2020
It is hard to believe it has been so long since Lynn's passing. I remember her as a kind and giving person. She excelled at both he profession and as a wife and mother. He memory will live on in our hearts and minds forever.
Jim & Vesta Cormier
Family
April 29, 2019
Lynn

In life you touched the hearts of so many people. In death you memory remains fresh in our hearts and minds each and every day. You are greatly missed by all who know and love you. Rest In Peace.
Jim & Vesta Cormier
May 3, 2018
Lynn,
Today marks 12 years since you left us to be with our Lord in Heaven. There has not been a minute since then that I haven't missed you terribly. Your death left a huge hole in my heart that will never be filled. So many things have happened over these last 12 years that I wish we could have shared with you. From the transplant of your kidney that gave James a new life, to the marriage of John to Jessica, to the joys of your grandchildren, especially baby Madilynn, to the birth of our grandchildren, Mason and Bailey Lynn. I also miss the fun times we had...the bbq's and margaritas! But most of all I just miss seeing and talking to you. Lynn, you were such a wonderful sister and a kind, caring, and loving person. You were truly an inspiration to all of us. Love you and miss you more than words can say.
Your loving brother,
Rick
Rick Thomsen
May 2, 2018
It's been 10 years and you are missed each and every day by everyone who knew and loved you. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol Stambuk
May 3, 2016
Dearest Lynn

We think of you daily but on the 10th year anniversary of your passing we feel your presence in out hearts even more.

I wish I could turn back the hands of time back to when we were all young carefree kids playing in the living room of our house on 38th Ave in Oakland. We always looked forward to the visits Thomsen family made from Sacramento. I wish that just once we could prove the saying' You can't go home again" wrong.

Thank you for all the beautiful memories you have blessed us with.

Rest In Peace.

With love from Jim & Vesta Cormier
May 3, 2016
Lynn,
Today marks 10 years since you left us to be with our Lord in Heaven. My heart aches as much today as it did that day in 2006. You were not only a wonderful sister, you were a truly beautiful person inside and out. Rarely do we encounter a person in this life that was as kind, generous, and loving as you were. In addition, you were funny and so positive that you brightened up everyone's world. I miss you and love you more than words can say. Your loving brother, Rick
Rick Thomsen
May 2, 2016
Dearest Lynn

I think of you everyday. It is so hard to believe that you have been gone eight years now. I look back with font memories of all of us growing up together. I always look forward to your visits to the bay area when you and the family came for a visit.

You are truly missed by all of us who's lives and hearts you have touched.

Rest in peace dear Lynn.
Jim & Vesta Cormier
May 3, 2015
Lynn,
It has now been 9 years since you left us. Words cannot express how much I love and miss you. I still think about you everyday and cherish all the wonderful memories of growing up together and the good times we had throughout the years. I love you with all my heart and miss you everyday.
Your loving brother,
Rick
Rick Thomsen
May 2, 2015
Lynn,
Think of you all the time, especially leading up to what would have been your 60th birthday today, and no doubt you would have still been beautiful, inside and out! Miss you Lynnie!
Love,
Carol
March 3, 2015
Lynn, it is hard to believe eight years have gone by since you were taken from us. I think about you every day and miss you more than words can say. There are so many things that I wish I was able to share with you and talk to you about. There have been many times over the years that Michele and I have said "Oh, I wish Lynn could have been here for this". Most recently it was the birth of our first grandson Mason. You would have loved to hold him. So cute and sweet! I'm sure you have a bird's eye view from heaven so I'm confident you haven't missed out completely!
Lynn, I love you with all my heart and miss you terribly.
Your brother,
Rick
May 15, 2014
Lynn,
It has now been seven years since we lost you. It's hard to believe it's been that long. I think about you every day and miss you terribly. I take comfort in knowing that you are in Heaven with our Lord and are able to be with Mom and Dad, and all our neighbors and friends who went before you. Lynn, you were such wonderful person; kind, loving, generous, and caring. Everyone who knew you would agree that you were always fun to be with and brought joy to everyone's life. We miss that joy. Lynn, I love you and miss you every day.
Your loving brother,
Rick
Rick Thomsen
May 2, 2013
Thinking of you today on your birthday, and you will always remain in my thoughts and prayers. Miss you so much my dear friend!
Love,
Carol
March 3, 2013
Lynn

I is hard for all of us to believe that you have been gone from this earth for six years. You may be gone from this earth but our memories of you remain fresh in our hearts and minds every day.

You are a kind and loving person and I am honored and proud to call you my cousin.

Rest in Peace
Jim Cormier
May 4, 2012
Lynn,
It has now been six years since you left us. You are still in my heart every day and I think about you always. I know you are in a better place and that gives me confort, but we also know the world would be a better place if you were still here with us. I strive everyday to be the person you were; kind and thoughtful, generous and loving. I love you dearly Lynn and miss you every day.
Your loving brother,
Rick
May 3, 2012
Lynn,
It's hard to believe it has been 5 years since you were taken from us. My heart aches everyday with the pain of missing you. I do my best to cope with the emptiness I feel, but it is difficult. My comfort is the great memories we had and the wonderful person that you were. Your kindness, warmth, generosity, and laughter made such a positive impact on my life and the lives of all your friends and family. We love you Lynn and miss you so much.
Your Loving Brother,
Rick
Rick Thomsen
May 2, 2011
Lynn,
Happy Birthday! Thinking how we'd be celebrating your birthday and having a great time. Miss you and wish you were with us!
Love,
Carol
March 3, 2011
Lynn,
Happy Birthday! Today I have been thinking about all the good times we had; the laughs we shared over a glass of wine or margarita! Your smile, love, warmth, and kindness are missed by all of us. I think about you every day and would give anything to have you back with us again.
Your loving brother,
Rick
Rick Thomsen
March 3, 2011
Lynn,
It has been 4 years since you were taken from us and I miss you terribly. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you; often sad and still grieving, but mostly remembering all the wonderful times we had together! Your warmth and love had a profound effect on so many lives and you are missed more than you could ever imagine. I love you and miss you every day.
Your loving brother,
Rick
Rick Thomsen
May 3, 2010
Dearest Lynn,
Happy Birthday cousin! I know you would have had a good whine fest on being 55 today, but we would have had a good laugh about it as well! Wish you were here with us getting older, comparing ailments and living life to the fullest. You are in my thoughts everyday. I miss you so much.
Love, Susan
March 3, 2010
Lynn,
Thinking about you on your birtday today and every other day, and miss you so much!
Love,
Carol
March 3, 2010
Lynn,
Happy Birthday! I think about you every day and miss you terribly.
Your loving brother,
Rick
March 3, 2010
Lynn,

It is hard to believe it has been three years since you were taken from us. It has not gotten any easier for any of us. We love you very much and think about you every day. I miss all the great times we had talking and laughing over a glass of wine. Although I cherish the wonderful times we had together I cannot the shake the emptiness and sadness I feel without you. You were not only a great sister but a wonderful person; so kind, generous, warm, loving, and caring. You were really special Lynn!

I love you and miss you every single day!

Your loving brother,

Rick
Rick Thomsen
May 2, 2009
Lynnie,
You're in my thoughts and prayers every day, and you are so missed by all of us who love you.
Love,
Carol
May 2, 2009
Lynn,
Happy Birthday! I love you and miss you every single day. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and remember your smile, laughter, kindness, warmth, and good heart. The world is not the same without you Lynn.
Your Loving Brother,
Rick
Rick Thomsen
March 3, 2009
Lynn,
It's been two years since you were taken from us and I miss you terribly and think about you every single day, and I always will. You were truly the most wonderful, caring and best friend and I will always carry a void with me. I'm grateful for all of the great times, tons of laughs, having fun with whatever we did, our trips with the boys, and everything we did together. Miss you Lynnie!
Love,
Carol
Carol Stambuk
May 2, 2008
Lynn,

Today marks two years since the accident that took your life. Roger and I, and all your family and friends miss you so much and think about you every day. It is still hard to believe you are gone. We miss your laughter, your warmth, your kindness, and your loving spirit. The hole in my heart has never mended and I guess it never will. There continues to be an emptyness in our lives without you, but we will try to fill it with all the great memories you left us. We all love you very much Lynn and miss you more than you can imagine!

Your Loving Brother,

Rick
Rick Thomsen
April 28, 2008
Hey Lynnz,
Happy Birthday! I sure miss you, yet when I think about you I can't help but smile and my sadness disappears. I just know you're at peace, glowing and creating new light for all us--I keep watching for the rainbow. Watch over us and keep us on a steady course-without you it is certainly more difficult.

Nan
Nancy Jackson
March 8, 2008
Lynn,
Happy Birthday. We love and miss you so much! You are in our hearts and minds every day.
Your Loving Brother,
Rick
Rick Thomsen
March 3, 2008
Lynn,

Today marks one year since you left us. Although the pain of losing you has not lessened, I try to focus on the great times we had together and what a beautiful person you were. You consistently brought smiles to the faces of those who knew you with your love and laughter, and because of that I try to remember you with a smile instead of tears. Lynn, you were a special person blessed by God, and now you are home with God. You will always be in our hearts and on our minds, and we will never forget your inner and outer beauty. We love you and miss you every day.

Your Loving Brother,
Rick
Rick Thomsen
May 2, 2007
Dear Lynn,
So hard to believe that it has been a year since that horrific accident. I think of you every day. And, still can not believe that you are not here with all of us. I still cannot take your e-mail address out of my computer, or your phone numbers out of my speed dial. I am so priviliged to have known you. I have met many wonderful people who have had their lives touched by you. You just helped bring out the goodness in people. I miss you Lynn.
Jeannie Pittman
Jeannie Pittman
April 29, 2007
Dear Lynnie:

Today is one year since we had our last lunch together. We met on Janey Way and you picked out all the black olives in my pasta salad-I didn't know you didn't like black olives. You kept telling me did I know how many hours you spent in that house. You were so excited about just retiring and going to Hawaii with Rick and Gary. You told me all about the trust you just had set up for John because you just never know when something is going to happen! Our lunches were non-stop talking for two hours and we would always say why didn't we do it more often. I drove away as you stopped to talk to another neighbor. I waved not knowing I would never see you again. Three days later, the accident happened. We met when we were 18 and standing in line to take the State test for Stenographer. Three years later we would be working right next to each other, eating lunch together almost every day, becoming the best of friends. You introduced me to Tom - we just went to the same restaurant to celebrate our first date 30 years ago. I read the diary I wrote you while you were gone to Florida to tell you every thing that happened in those first two weeks. We knew we were going to get married right from the start and you were our maid of honor. When you got married two months later, you told me that you had to decide between me and Mary who would be your maid of honor and you decided Mary would be your maid of honor and I would be the godmother to your first child. Mary didn't live long enough for it to be the other way around so you made the right decision. And even though it was 7 years later and I had moved away, you still had me be John's godmother. I had to tell the priest it was John "David" because you said just John. So the years went by and we had our twice a year lunches. I was a stay at home mom while your state career took off. The talk went from raising our kids (Johnny) to hot flashes but we still laughed all the time. I still can't erase your e-mail messages and on your birthday this year, I went to the cemetary. So my dear friend, this is my last message to you but please continue to sometimes make my phone ring when I think about you. I still can't understand why God would let this happen to you. Everyone loved you and in all the years we were friends, we never got in a disagreement. I owe my life the way it is to you because I would never have met my husband or had my children if not for you. When Tom and I eventually move to Janey Way I will think about you every time I pass your house. I will never have a friend like you again. I know you are continuing to be John's guardian angel because he was the light of your life. Much love, Diana
Diana Hart
April 26, 2007
Lynnie: I miss you terribly and hearing your "Hey you" when we spoke every day! There is always going to be a void in my life without you and your friendship and not one day goes by that I don't think about you. I want to tell you that John is doing fine, and he misses you more than I can put into words. I still "nag" him and he loves it...or so he says! You are missed so very much Lynnie and will forever be in our hearts.
Carol Stambuk
March 5, 2007
Happy Birthday-Lynnie. So young and yet so wise. We continue to grow from blessings we experienced because you were and are still in our lives. When I think of you, I am renewed in my faith and belief in life and what it has to offer. Thank you. Salute....
Nancy Jackson
Georgetown, CA.
Nancy Jackson
March 5, 2007
Lynn, today is your birthday so first I want to wish you a Happy Birthday and also tell you how much I miss you. I think about you every day and my heart aches from missing you so much. Since you left us there is a huge hole in my life that will never be filled. I miss the fun times we had together sipping on a margarita or enjoying a nice glass of wine, talking about everything from politics, to religion, to our jobs, our kids, and the great times we had growing up on Janey Way. I don't think you realized how deeply you touched the lives of those who knew you. You brought smiles, laughter, reassurance, goodness, and hope into the lives of everyone you came in contact with. Your light and love shined so brightly it made everyone feel good to be around you. I am so proud of you Lynn; the things you accomplished in your life, the fine job you did raising John, Julie, and Stephanie, your caring and compassion for others, and your good heart. I'm proud to be your brother and so lucky you were my sister. I want to thank you too for the gift of life you gave to James by donating your kidney. Because of you he is living a normal, healthy life and never had to go through dialysis. Because of your caring and giving nature, and through the hand of God, you were able to help not only James but several others as well. Lynn, I love you and miss you every minute of every day.
Your loving brother,
Rick
Rick Thomsen
March 3, 2007
Lynnie, I miss you. Woody joined you in Heaven on December 15, 2006 to watch over our families. Even though you were physically not here, you were always in my thoughts during Woody's illness. Remembering the good times, (always with a glass of wine) gave me much comfort. Give each other hugs and kisses for me. I love and miss you both so much.
Karyn Dunn
December 27, 2006
There is never a blank face or blank thought when remembering your smile and laughter. It fills my heart to think of you and the wonderful holidays and times we had together. In my dreams you are still my dear sister in law asking for some good time around the pool or to have a barbecue just for fun and any given day for no other reason but to get together for fun. Not one day has passed Roger and I don't think of your beauty as a person and missed soul in our life's. Knowing your gifts of love we cherish, and the gift of life you gave to James don't end the dream of you, just enhance the thoughts of how selfless and giving you have always been to everyone around you. Missing you is the hardest thing we even have faced, but remembering you the most pleasant rewarding memory of love.
jude thomsen
September 26, 2006
Lynn, I think about you all the time. I try and pretend to talk about you like your still around. I'll tell people "Oh, Lynn said this . . " or "When I told Lynn that, she said . . ." It doesn't help though. I know your gone, but I just can't tell my heart that. You are one of my best friends, my confedante. You always know what to do in any situation and would give me advice whenever I needed it. Now your gone and just writing those words takes my breath away . . . I only know I'm no longer afraid to die now that I know your up there waiting for me. I don't know how long it will take for me to reach heaven with you, but we'll have alot to talk about. I love you, Lucinda
Lucinda Liebler
September 24, 2006
Lucinda Liebler
September 24, 2006
Lynn was a beautiful person who cared about life. She has touched a tremendous amount of lives in many ways. She touched my life when she became my first state boss and took me under her wing for a short period of time and encouraged me to be the best employee I could be. Today, I love my job and give credit to Lynn for making me a better person. Thanks Lynn. You will never be forgotten!
Cricket Borges
May 24, 2006
To John and the Thornton Family,
I was so very saddened to hear (today 5/23) of the tragic accident of your mom, Lynn. I have fond memories of her at HFS, Scouts and our get-togethers. May you find comfort & peace knowing her legacy still lives on in those that received her gift(s) of life. Lynn was a great friend and will be sorely missed. Our prayers are will you and your family always.

xo Cora, Larry, Lauren, Justin & Caitlin Wrockloff
Cora Christobal Wrockloff
May 23, 2006
Lynnie, you were my cousin but you were more like my big sister. Thank you for being Miranda's God mother. I'll never forget you holding her in the hospital so soon after she was born, telling me "hey girl, get some rest" and taking care of everything. You've taken care of James and given him a chance for a normal life, and we are all so grateful for that. But that's just like you, Lynnie. Thank you for all the wonderful memories from our summers in Sacramento: letting me hang out with you and your girlfriends when I was an annoying 9 year old, letting me tag along to Folsom lake to swim while you and your girlfriends checked out the boys, teaching me to make hula skirts from shredded newspaper, and so much more. I have such wonderful memories of you.
Tracy Hendrickson
May 16, 2006
I look at Lynn's picture and can't believe that she is no longer with us. I send my deepest sympathies. I wanted to attend the services for Lynn but was unable to come due to illness. There will always be the best of memories at being Lynn's friend. On our first moving adventure away from home, we moved into an apartment which led Lynn in to meeting my husband to be, Clyde. That was 31 years ago. Clyde and I will truly miss the laughter that she brought into our lives. Rest in Peace.
Monique Packard (Tognet)
May 12, 2006
We are neighbors of Rick and Michele in Texas and to all of you who knew and loved Lynn your loss must be immense. But to those of us who will see James walking, talking and living because of her selfless gift, we will "know" Lynn too. God Bless her family and friends.

The Ruppel Family
Joanie Ruppel
May 11, 2006
I had the pleasure of working with Lynn for several years as a dental board member and president. She was a caring and thoughtful human being who brought a human touch to a difficult job. She cared about the world and how we could make it better, and she especially enjoyed talking about her son John and how proud she was of him. We have lost a genuinely kind and thoughtful person who did make a difference. I am sure she will be eternally rewarded. It was a honor to have known her.
Alan Kaye, DDS
May 11, 2006
My sincere condolences to Lynn's family. I enjoyed working with Lynn at the Dental Board and feel her passing deeply.
Valeria Singer
May 11, 2006
Knowing Lynn both from a brief few personal interactions and longer via family relationship (she was an ex-wife of a nephew), I feel privileged to attest to all the wonderful things said about her in this guest book. The terrible grief and sadness that now befalls her young son John, and indeed all her family and all who knew her, are incalculable. May she rest in great and well-earned peace.
Gerrie Collins
May 9, 2006
I'm so sad to learn of Lynn's tragic passing. I went through elementary school (Phoebe Hearst) and high school (St. Francis, class of 1973) with Lynn and grew up just a few blocks away in the neighborhood. Always smiling, warm, and caring - such lovely person. After learning of her passing late Monday afternoon from another elementary school friend I pulled out some old photos from Campfire Girls activities, year books, and our 30th class reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with Lynn and her family during this very difficult and sad time.
Joanie Blasofsel Billings
May 9, 2006
Lynn will forever shine within all of us. She touched all our lives in such a memorable way. She will be missed. I have so many great memories from my childhood with Julie and my sister Hope and Lynn always being there for us girls with a smile and lots of laughter. We love you and you will be missed, but always remember with laughter.
Beckie Kerkenides
May 8, 2006
Quiet prayers, thankful thoughts that God has held these families so close. To Lynn's family, I am so sorry, to James family, I am so thankful to be able to see the power of God's Hand. Thank you for this gift of deepen faith.
Deborah
May 8, 2006
Lynn, I have known you for 25 years, and I regret that I hadn't kept in touch with you in the last few years. I saw you rise through the various ranks that you held from Investigator to Chief, and at each level you were instrumental in helping people and being a very special and valued role model, especially for me in my career and life. It's interesting that everyone comments on your beautiful smile, which was so contagious to anyone who met you, and I too found it would light up a room. Your uplifting spirit has and will continue to be remembered by me. You always gave unselfishly of your time, energy, and yourself...something that continued even at your death. You have blessed all who have known you by touching our lives and hearts. Rest in peace, beautiful soul, and know that you were greatly respected, admired, and loved by so many people...truly a wonderful legacy for you, your son, and family. You will always have a very special place in my thoughts and heart. Until we meet again, much love always.
Valerie Vetter Tate
May 8, 2006
We never had the pleasure of meeting Lynn but lived next door to Rick & Michele for 8 years in Texas. We are so sorry for this family's loss, but touched by the thought that James' life has been so deeply blessed by her gift. We're praying for the entire family.
Stephanie & Mike Rivera
May 8, 2006
Lynn has touched so many lives by her smile and kind words. We met her through Mark, and instantly felt connected. She was such a real and genuine person, and always had a smile on her face. Though we didn't know her for very long, she will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever!
Thomas and Amber Arnold
May 8, 2006
Dear Lynn, You have been an inspiration, friend, and mother figure in so many lives that needed your kindness, warmth, wisdom, and wit. I will never forget your beautiful smile and contagious laugh we all know so well. Thank you for being a wonderful mom/stepmom to John, Julie, and Steph. And also for the unconditional love you gave them. I will miss you! All my love to the family.
Love, Colleen (Julie's friend) xo
Colleen Jaekel
May 8, 2006
Knowing Lynn both from a brief few personal interactions and longer via family relationship (she was an ex-wife of a nephew), I feel privileged to attest to all the wonderful things said about her in this guest book. The terrible grief and sadness that now befalls her young son John, and indeed all her family and all who knew her, are incalculable. May she rest in great and well-earned peace.
Gerrie Collins
May 7, 2006
Lynn, You were my sister-in-law and like a dear sister. You will be dearly missed. It was a pleasure to have you in my life.
Love, Susan
Susan Thornton-Brewster-Baker
May 7, 2006
we we're so sorry to hear about lynn's accident and death. we will miss seeing her . our families shared so much while the girls were growingup. when she brought john home when he was a baby. the girls graduations and weddings. our prayers are with each of you (DAVE,STEPHANIE,JULIE & JOHN).
PAUL&FLORENCE CORDINGLEY
May 7, 2006
To Lynn

We met this summer in Bodega Bay after having heard so many good things about you from our friends Rick and Michele. We were touched by your ability to so quickly connect to us, foreigners from the Netherlands. It was like we had known you for years. The talks we had, in the house and at the golf course, were not only chit-chat but also went deep. You went for content, not just form.
Thank you Lynn, we will cherish the days we spent with you.
Jos and Anja Suijker-Oskamp
May 7, 2006
Thornton Family,
I knew Lynn and her family from my mother, Janet Golinski. I have very fond memories of Lynn and her contagious laugh and warm smile. I remember the softball games (The BMQA Quackers) that our families played in and the after game pizza that we all went to. Lynn was a very special woman to many and she will be greatly missed by my family. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Christa (Golinski) Hicklin
May 7, 2006
Lynn,I just wanted to tell you how much i appreciate all that you have done for me. You were always there when i needed to talk. You are so sweet and so kind to every one. Every time I seen you you always had a smile on your face. I didn't get the chance to tell you in person that I love you. But i will tell you now that I love you so much. You are my angel. oxoxox
trisha wright
May 7, 2006
My cousin Lynn was loved by so many people, and her departure leaves a big hole in the hearts of those of us who knew her. I'll cherish my memories of her, especially when we were kids and our families would get together. She was always so encouraging, loved to laugh, a friend to those who needed one, a joy to be around.

May God's love be a refuge to those of us whose lives were blessed through her.
Jeff Thomsen
May 6, 2006
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Lynn's family on behalf of the Sacramento Licensing section of the Office of the Attorney General. I had the privilege of working with Lynn over the years, and like my colleagues, came to greatly respect and admire her skils and judgment as an professional, her deep committment to public protection, and her warmth and youthful love of life. She was an exceptional person who will be missed both personally and professionally by all of us who worked with her.
Arthur Taggart
May 6, 2006
I haven't seen Lynn in awhile. But I knew whenever I went to visit with my parents I could always stop in and visit. Lynn and the family were a big part of my life from about 7th grade and through high school. I have been blessed with a lot of precious memories that were shared with her family. I will miss her tremendously and I do send my deepest sympathies to all of you (Julie, John, Steph, and Dave). I love you all.

Love,
Hope Remley
May 6, 2006
In memory of my loving cousin Lynn. I will always remember Lynn as a kind, gentle and loving person. She reminds me so Much of her mother Phyllis in so many ways. We will all miss Lynn but her memory lives on in all of us.
Jim & Vesta Cormier
May 6, 2006
Aunt Lynn~
With out fail you were always there when anyone needed something. Thank you for being in all our lives and loving all of us. We are all better for it. I know you will always be with us. Thank you! Thank you.
Love always, Wendy
Wendy Liebler
May 6, 2006
I've know Lynn for 25 years. She was my supervisor while I was at the Medical Board. She was also a wonderful friend. She will be missed by so many people. My heart goes out to John and the rest of Lynn's family. My prayers are with all of you.
Hattie Johnson
May 6, 2006
Lynn, you will be truly missed.I feel fortunate for having our paths cross and the great advice you had when it came to parenting. Words cannot express how much you have impacted the lives around you or myself.
Melodie Hass
May 6, 2006
Thorton Family,

Lynn was a nice lady and thoughtful person. May God be with Lynns Family at this time of need. Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Reina Macias
May 5, 2006
To the family of Lynn Thornton:
I was very saddened to hear the news about her death. I first met Lynn in 1988 when our paths crossed at work. Over the years, I have had many opportunities to talk and consult with her for various investigations. And then we would often shift our conversations to our personal lives and talk about about our children and the many things we had in common. She was one of the nicest people I have ever met and worked with. She will be in my thoughts always.
Robin Braafladt
May 5, 2006
Lynn, your spirit of goodness/kindness and humor blessed all who had the good fortune to have you in their lives. Thank you for all you did, for who you were and all you gave.
My sincerest condolences to your family and loved ones.
Nancy Jackson
May 5, 2006
Lynn,
I've thought of you often over the years because you made such a positive impression on me when I came to work at the Medical Board. You were always leading the way to doing things better. It was clear how much you cared about the cases we do and the quality of our work environment. You helped make this a very rewarding place to work, and in a significant way, I am still here today despite the difficult challenges, because of your inspiration.
Kathy Blakeney
May 5, 2006
Lynn will be greatly missed, she was the light of the complex. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Karen Green
May 5, 2006
Aunt Lynn,

You are a hero to James, Steve, and I. You always have been since the day we were born. Words cannot describe how much you will be missed. Thank you for so many memories that we will never forget. We love you!
Matt Thomsen
May 5, 2006
May 5, 2006
May God Bless you with wonderful memories that make you smile and laugh. Lynn, so full of life, will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences and love.
Kathy, Stephen and Jonathan Shea
May 5, 2006
To all the Thomsen's my regard's, it is so difficult to face the reality of having someone of your family so loved...now taken away so abruptly from our daily lives. Peace and love to you all,
Michael Roa "1231 Janey Way"
Michael Roa
May 5, 2006
To the Thornton Family,

As a former coworker of Lynn's, I found her to be a beautiful person inside and out. My heart goes out to you and I hope your memories give you comfort.
Susan Fisher
May 5, 2006
Dear Thorton Family,

Although I did not have the honor of truly knowing Lynn, I did have the opportunity to meet her at my initial interview with the Dental Board. I was very nervous and I remember Lynn's kind words and gentle smile made me feel comfortable. My thoughts and prayers are with you, her family, as you go through this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in the love of God, family and friends.
Denise Ciganovich
May 5, 2006
Dear Thornton Family,

I knew Lynn too short of a time. What I did know is that she was a kind, caring, beautiful inside and out and a wonderul person and friend. She was so easy to like and love. My deepest sympathies to your family. Your loss / our loss is great. She will live forever in our beautiful memories of her.
Jeannie Pittman
May 5, 2006
As a St. Frances Alumni, I graduated with Lynn so long ago. We attended driving education together and shared some very interesting times together. She was full of life even back then and a great spirit. I feel fortunate to have known her. She will never be forgotten.
Maria Sechrest
May 5, 2006
Lynn, we are all so blessed to have known and worked with you. Your positive influence on me personally will always be remembered. You were a great role model and mentor. I have always admired and respected you. I will truly miss you. My heartfelt prayers go out to your family and friends.
Vickie Welch
May 5, 2006
To The Thornton Family:

May God comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength in time, to accept the lost of your love one.
Dorothy Horne
May 5, 2006
Dear Thornton Family,
Lynn was a wonderful and beautiful person, both inside and out. I had the pleasure of working for Lynn at the Dental Board, she was not only my supervisor, she was a friend. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet Lane
May 5, 2006
Lynn and I attended elementary school together she will be missed. May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dyian Thompson
May 5, 2006
Lynn you will be greatly missed by so many people. You have touched the lives and hearts of everyone that met you. You were such a beautiful person inside and out. As my first state boss, I learned many great things from you both professional and personal. You continue to touch and save lives as you make your journey to be the best angel God has been sent.

My sympathies go to all her family and friends. May all the great things she has done, all the love she has giving, and all the wonderful memories bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Lynn will be remembered in many hearts forever.
Michelle Wilkins
May 5, 2006
I am the Assistant Executive Officer with the Dental Board of California and I have known Lynn for nearly 20 years. I will be out of the Country during the time of her services but I just wanted to take a short minute to express my deep sorrow for your loss. Lynn personally enriched my life and we had many joyful and laugh enriched times together. I can hear her laugh and see her smile as I write this. I have been very fortunate to have known her and I truely believe that she is at peace with God at this moment.
My prayers are with you, and may God bless and be with you all.
Richard DeCuir
May 5, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
patrice powe
May 5, 2006
Lynn will be so dearly missed by those who worked with and knew her as the great friend and professional she was to all of us at the Dental Board of California.
David Wolf
May 5, 2006
The loss of Lynn has been tragic for all of you and those of us that worked with her. The light that Lynn shined on all us will continue in our hearts. Please know that as a member of her Dental Board family you will all be in my prayers.
Dawn Dill
May 5, 2006
Too soon to go...and such a wonderful person...
You will always be loved by all...
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators will be renaming the Hartman Life Achievement Award to the Lynn Thornton Life Achievement Award in rememberence of all the people she touched and her dedication and contribution to her law enforcement community...May God Bless all her family and friends...She will be in our hearts forever...
Marc Gonzalez
May 5, 2006
Dear Thornton Family,
I did not know Lynn, nor your family. But, I do pass along my condolences to you. However, I am grateful for your ability to allow Lynn to continue to live forever in her organ donation wish.

Thank you so very much, Lynn. For your selfless request.

Respectfully,

A daughter of a receiptent of a kidney transplant donor.
Rebekah Terrydis
May 5, 2006
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