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Lynn Halm



Lynn Marie Halm was born on January 14, 1960 to Marvin and Mary Bess Baxter. They lived in Yakima until Marvin died. She was preceded in death by her father Marvin who was killed in a vehicle accident when Lynn was two. Her mother, brother Rodney and she moved to Warren, Ohio in 1969. Her mother remarried Merle Gearhart and moved back to Yakima in 1975. In 1976 they moved to Goldendale and Lynn attended Goldendale High School.

In the spring of 1977 she met John. They dated for three years. John and Lynn married May 3, 1980. Living in Yakima as John attended college, Lynn worked at Bailey Jean Factory and Del Monte fruit packing company. In February 1982 their first son Adam Paul was born. In 1984, they moved back to Goldendale. Lynn took care of many children at the home and also became a stay-at-home mom. In May of 1985, Andrew John was born. Then in January 1988, Noah Matthew was born. As the boys became older she began to work outside the home. She was a temporary cook at the Goldendale School District until a full time position opened in 1996. She worked in the Goldendale Primary School kitchen. She loved working with everyone and seeing all the kids grow up.

She enjoyed camping, painting in her early years, loved to scrap book, and her grandkids. The grandkids, Jenny, Jack and Gage, were the most important things in her life. She also was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church and had been a member of the Golden Knights motorcycle club.

She is preceded in death by her father Marvin Baxter and brother, Rodney Baxter. She is survived by her husband John; son Adam and his wife Jen and granddaughter Jenny; son Andrew; son Noah and his wife Sasha and grandsons Jack and Gage; her mother Mary Bess Gearhart and stepfather Merle Gearhart.

Memorial contributions in Lynn’s honor may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church or to Celilo Cancer Center. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.


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