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Lynnora Anne Welch

March 27, 1966 ~ February 12, 2018 (age 51)

Lynnora A. Welch

March 27, 1966 - February 12, 2018    


Lynnora Anne Welch passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018, surrounded by family at her home in Albany, OR.


Lynn was born in San Diego, CA to Harry McDonald and Janice (Edenstrom) Dearborn. She grew up in Harlan, OR. She attended Eddyville Grade, Middle, and High School.


Her life calling was in helping others. She was selfless, giving everything and more to help those around her.  She worked from home raising her four kids for 12 years before going back to school to get her nursing degree from Linn Benton Community College. Everything she did, she excelled in. While working as a home hospice nursing assistant and being supermom, she maintained a 4.0 GPA. She graduated in 2004 and went to work at Albany General Hospital as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit for the last 14 years of her life.


Lynn was married to the love of her life on August 6, 1989. She always said, “he is my one true love and soulmate”. They enjoyed spending time with their family and friends, traveling, gardening, decorating their home, listening to music, a good season of Law and Order, and having a good time. Together they raised their four children: Kayla Peterson (Kreitzer), Jocelyn Limerick (Welch), Julia Presler (Welch), and Dane Welch. Above everything else, she loved her role as “Mima”, taking care of her 6 grandbabies. All who knew her will remember her involvement in their lives, her grace, her fearlessness, her dependability, her kindness, her encouragement, her adventurous spirit, her generosity, her empathy, and her compassion for others.


Lynn is preceded in death by her grandmother Josephine Edenstrom; great aunt Minnie Rushing; father in law Don Sonne; brother Randy Shorb; granddaughter Kaliah Kreitzer.


Please consider donating to a cause dear to Lynn’s heart: Sarah’s Place, Albany General Hospital Foundation. 940 Sixth Ave. SW Albany, OR 97321 or by visiting:



This is a program Lynn was very passionate about. She was in the process of becoming a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Sarah’s Place is a safe and free facility for victims to receive care and resources.


A celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at Calvary Corvallis 2125 NW Lester Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330.


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