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Lynn Alice Smith
updated: Jan 30, 2013, 5:14 PM
Lynn Alice Smith. Born in Walnut Creek, California on June 3, 1957 - Left this
Earth on January 28, 2013 at 4:55 am.
Lynn was born to Harvey and Beverly Smith, in Walnut Creek, California, on June
3, 1957. She grew up on her families ranch in Antioch, California.
She graduated from Westmont College, Montecito, CA, in 1980, with a Bachelors
Degree in Business & Economics. She started a career in real estate in 1980,
the office administrator at Alexander Velto, Realtors, in Montecito. In
October of 1982, she began her sales career with Coldwell Banker.
She had also been a Trust Officer at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust from 1984 to
1986. She obtained her broker's license in 1986 and handled the onsite leasing
Riverfront Business Park and Sheffield Properties. She returned to Santa
Barbara in 1988 and resumed her real estate career. Few knew she was also a
She loved working on her house and lush gardens surrounding her La Conchita
home, and could often be seen tearing through the neighborhood on her golf cart
chatting it up with her friends and neighbors. She was dedicated, driven and
full of the utmost integrity as she assisted each client with many life changing
Lynn will undoubtedly be most remembered for outrageous laugh, one of a kind
sense of humor and passion for everything she did.
Lynn was a fascinating, intense and outspoken person.
Traveller - her favorite destinations being Australia and Hawaii
Articulate, pointed, dry
Reader, Viewer, Listener
Loving Mom to her animals
Curious George afficionado
Emulator of Speed Racer
Builder of sand castles
Matter of Fact
Commodore of her own boat
Jet Ski & Motorcycle Master
Repairer of houses with "scotch tape and bobby pins"
Master grower of palms, orchids and succulents
Equestrian and lover of horses
Lynn waged a valiant, tireless fight against cancer. She was determined and
optimistic right to her final hour. She was courageous and inspiring to us all.
She quietly and peacefully left us with her faithfull and beloved four legged
companion- Callie who lay sleeping beside her.....as she headed off on her next
journey following a beautifully lit path at 4:55 AM on January 28, 2013.
She is survived by her father, Harvey Smith. Brother Jeff and wife Cindy and
their children Jeffry, Steven and Jon, brother Daniel and his children Daniel II
and Amber. Her dog Callie and her 3-legged cat Michael. She was preceded in
death by her beloved mother, Beverly Smith.
Lynn also leaves her treasured friend and fellow adventurist Laura Ringquist,
the Garth family who had adopted Lynn some 17 years ago and has been Lynn's
nearest farm style retreat since. Second Mom- Carolyn and the two sister-like
friends- Wendy and Jennie Garth who lovingly nicknamed Lynn "Smithy". Add to
that a rich mix of others- such as her advocate and buddy- Gregg Patronyk, dear
friends Daniel Waltz and Carole Sneathen, mentors Bob Ruccione and Debbie Merlo,
lifelong friend Jeff Oien, and all of her Coldwell Banker family, with special
thanks to Alva Gutierrez, Karen Spechler, Patty Schwartzkopf, Andrea Pighetti,
Sean Sedar, Mike Woodard, John Chufar, Robert Johns and Brenda Blalock. "Many
thanks goes to La Conchita team who unselfishly gave many hours of help either
driving Lynn to the hospital or by protecting and polishing up Lynn's beautiful
home. "Long live & love La Conchita!"
There are countless others just as special to Lynn that are not named here, but
you know who you are and the special bond you had with her. We look forward to
reuniting everyone at the upcoming service and hope you will share with us your
funny stories of your time with Lynn.
Lynn's passing leaves a huge hole in all of our lives....She will be impossible
to forget and missed deeply by everyone who loved her.
A Celebration of Lynn's Life will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church. To be
notified of the date and time, please call Jeff Oien at 681-8122 or email:
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Comments in order of when they were received | (reverse order)
2013-01-31 07:39 AM
Condolences to her family. So sorry.
2013-01-31 08:15 AM
Lynn was a ball of energy. I worked with her years ago at CB. She knew how to make you laugh, and loved her job. She made everyone feel special. Condolences to her family and her many friends.
2013-01-31 03:31 PM
LaConchita is not a good place to be right now, so I imagine how difficult her illness has been. She sounds like a great person. Condolences to her family and friends.
2013-02-02 12:09 PM
La Conchita was actually a great place for Lynn to be. Even with the traffic problems on the 101, her neighbors were always willing to help get her to chemo and doctor appointments.
She has left a huge void in so many peoples lives. I am one of her co-workers, and our office was devastated by her loss. Her best friends are having a really hard time accepting her passing.
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