Lyn Rose

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In Celebration of a life well lived: We remember Lyn Rose, who punched her transfer ticket from this life to the next on June 21, 2024, at the age of 75. She peacefully entered the gates of heaven after injuries sustained from a fall. It was sudden and unexpected.

She leaves a long legacy of love and encouragement. Lyn is survived by her husband of 55 years and best friend, Ron Rose, her daughters Julie Hinshaw and Joy Rose, and her cherished grandchildren Grant, Garrett, Halle Grace, Tyler, and Zoey. She is reunited in heaven with her parents, her best friend, Ila, and her granddaughter Madeline and hundreds of friends she laughed with.

Lyn was born on November 18, 1948 to Roy and Ola Mae Prince. She attended Harding University and Abilene Christian University, then as an adult she earned her Masters in English from University of California at Fullerton. In August of 1964, she married Ron Rose, the love of her life.

Ron and Lyn’s many adventures included ministry, service, travel, raising two daughters, investing in deep friendships, growing through grief, and embracing abundant joy.

Lyn was a cookie maker…speed typist (100 words/min on a Selectric) and a creative listener.

While living in Southern California she became a potter with her own wheel and Kiln. She spent countless hours shaping clay into cups and bowls and and colorful plates, Lyn had a way with people, too. She made everyone feel like they belonged, and never missed an opportunity to encourage the discouraged. She truly brought out the best in people, even strangers.

Lyn was a prolific reader—3 novels a week, and a gifted writer with 3 published books. She started as an English professor, became an editor, and then a published author. More importantly, she embraced opportunities to uplift others with her words, whether it was a hand-written card, a text, or a Facebook comment, or a presentation. These are gifts that continue to inspire others.

Lyn was an early servant leader, who didn’t like red tape. In Lubbock she adopted widows one at a time, in North Richland Hills, she gathered older ladies into a team of mentors for young mothers. It was called Young Mothers Enrichment. There she became a legend.

She invited neighbors to Bible study groups, served on mission trips, and embraced any opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus.She was women’s minister before we knew what to call it.

Then, After serving three years as administrative assistant and senior editor for Lynn Anderson in Dallas, she launched 20 years as a flight attendant extraordinaire, with American Airlines, she left her passengers and co-workers better than she found them, whether they needed a laugh or a hug or a prayer, she gave freely.

She gave monthly to her favorite ministry, Made in the Streets, and for years she served regularly at Taste, a local pay-what-you-can restaurant, where she served the homeless with dignity.

Lyn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her husband, Ron, was her best friend and true partner. They could often be found traveling the world, sailing with friends, eating at Enchilada Olé, flying to Chicago for lunch, having dinner with friends, praising God at church, or hanging with their Purple Feet club.

Lyn raised her daughters to love Jesus, treat others with love, practice forgiveness, read books, lay by the pool, plant flowers, always wear lipstick, and maintain lifelong friendships. She adored her grandchildren.

She and Ron conducted annual 4 day Cousin Camp, for the grands. She cheered on her grandchildren in their various activities, sewed blankets and dresses, baked cookies and brownies, sent college care packages, and texted them often just to encourage them or check in. She was so proud of each of them!

Lyn leaves a legacy of faith, service, encouragement, and zest for life. Remembering her abundant energy and ability to make everything more fun will make all who knew her smile. Her family will strive to follow her example to leave others better than they found them, forgive freely, prioritize service, go on adventures, and treat everyone with dignity—like Jesus.

Her family knows she has only changed address, she is now sitting at God’s banquet table, waiting for us all.

A celebration of Lyn’s life will be held at The Hills Church in North Richland Hills on July 9th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Taste Project or Made in the Streets in Lyn’s honor.

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  1. On this side of Heaven there exists things which Lyn will never see; pain, suffering, guilt, sorrow and others like them. I want to be more like her. Ron and ladies, we’ve been offering prayers on your behalf.
    The Dawson Clan

  2. Lyn was a special lady that loved life. Her time here on earth she was a giver of Love,prayers hugs,talks and compassion laughs,and more.She will be missed by many. Prayers and great memories for Ron and the girls. Hugs to you all.

  3. Ron and Lyn came to Santa Ana church of Christ when I was a freshman in high school…54 years ago. They became dear friends of our family and after we moved to Tucson, would stop and spend the night. We would eat mom’s homemade ice cream, swim, laugh and visit. Lyn had a great laugh! Love you and yours Ron. Always in my heart. Trudy

  4. CandleImageWe have fond memories of Lyn as she served with Ron in Youth Ministry.
    We stand with your family in prayer and love. May our God grant you peace as you walk through this difficult passage.

  5. Lyn was such a wonderful faithful forever friend to my sister Phyllis. They spent a few years as best friends in childhood, then reunited again as roommates at Harding. My parents were very close friends with Roy and Ola Mae through the years. Mom had even known Roy growing up. Lyn treated me like a loved little sister, too! A fun little memory of her at Harding—she loved to sort of narrate her comments, like, “isn’t that a beautiful sunset? she said admiringly.” I always remember the lovely serendipity when Phyllis and I ran into her in the Dallas airport and had lunch with her on our way to Searcy, the fun times camping at Rock Creek together, and other times spent with the families. I also remember vividly sitting and crying together at the viewing for Phyllis. I will miss her love but will always remember it. Praying for peace for you and your family, Ron.

  6. CandleImageIt was a joy to see Lyn’s smiling face and her unending compassion during our volunteer shifts at Taste. She oozed love from every pore, and shared her faith with gentle peace. She was well loved.

  7. Our very sincere sympathy to Ron and his family. God has given you great memories. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort.

  8. CandleImageLyn and I were never really close friends, but the few times we were together, she made me feel like her best friend. She was a very special person and had the best laugh ever. The world was a brighter place with her in it, and she will be greatly missed.

  9. CandleImageIt was an honor to meet Mrs. Lyn always had a smile on her face, I will remember her sitting in the backyard of her house reading her books, I’m going to miss her .

  10. I’ve known Lyn over 50 years and we have laughed and cried and commiserated with each other constantly–no matter we lived. She was my confidant and my partner in crime! No matter what we did while we were together, we had fun and we laughed a lot! I’m going to miss her more than I even want to think about. She was the person who made everyone feel like she was their best friend. I know she’s happy hugging her mom and being with her friend, Phyllis, and so many others and loving every minute at Jesus’ feet.. Love you forever!

  11. Thinking of you all today! Loved Lyn. Praying for contentment! Love you all!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ Anice

  12. CandleImageThe tribute of Lyn was touching and inspiring. Thank you for streaming the service. Over the years, I drifted from staying in contact with Lyn … until FaceBook entered our lives. We began to renew a special friendship with each other ( and Ron). In June of 2017, my husband, Carl, and I contacted Ron and Lyn to see if we could visit while we were visiting Carl’s mom who was living in Grand Prairie at that time. Since Carl’s health was beginning to decline, we spent that last visit to mom to also see as many old friends as we could … and say what we thought might be a goodbye since we did not know what timeline Carl might have. That evening was full of laughter and renewal. Since then , Lyn became such a strength to me personally. She was my prayer warrior when I needed one. Although we rarely talked on the phone, Lyn called me about a week before her passing and we talked about her health. Her last text to me only days later was …” remember me in your prayers” and “I hope the Lord will come soon”. Only days later we read Ron’s post that Lyn had suddenly died. I think the Lord heard her plea to “come soon”. I’m so grateful for this friendship renewal.

  13. So sorry we could not make it today! I watched online and YES she is celebrating! Our thoughts and prayers to the whole family is the days to come. We love you all!
    With love,
    Kenny, Kathy, and Addisyn Joy

  14. CandleImageLyn helped me through flight attendant training. We met and before I knew it I was spending the weekend at her home and going to church and out to lunch! We shared two crash pads together and many good times.
    Lyn walked her talk, she was inclusive and kind, and pretty hilarious at times too. We shared special moments, Ron and Lyn came to California for my wedding and Ron was the minister! Lyn joined in for all the activities and it was wonderful being with them. Lyn was a very special woman and I admired her ability to find the good in people. She was very positive and I never heard her speak disparaging about others. Truly a light! She does leave a lovely legacy♥️

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