Lynne Maginnis, Lake Oswego, OR


Lynne Carol Maginnis (nee Fetters) was born on May 22, 1957 in Martinsburg, W.Va. and died on June 14, 2012 in Lake Oswego, OR, of ovarian cancer.  She was the daughter of David Eugene Fetters and Carol Jean Cole of Yonkers N.Y.  Lynne attended North High School in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., then The American University in Washington D.C., where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Public Administration.

Lynne is survived by her husband, Tom and her children, Keely, 27, Thomas, 25 and Connor, 20 as well as by her father, David and brother, Glenn (wife, Amy), of Atlanta, GA.  Her mother, Carol, predeceased her one year ago of the same disease.  Lynne and Tom met at American University where both were students, and married on January 15, 1983 in St. Alban’s chapel of the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Lynne’s joy was her family.  She brought her considerable warmth and intellect to the task of raising her three children.  She set aside the first three years of each child’s life to be a full-time mother during which time she became a docent, with child in tow, at the National Colonial Farm.  She loved to do crafts.  Her home décor celebrated every holiday and season.

Lynne drew her strong spiritual center from her lifetime as an Episcopalian, from children’s choir to EFM lay minister.  Since 1993, she and Tom have been members of Christ Episcopal Church in Lake Oswego where, among many tasks, she taught Spirituality and the Arts, and served as Senior Warden.

Lynne loved New York City.  Early on, she interned at SSC&B, a Madison Avenue advertising firm, and for the May Co as a Department Manager, then buyer.  In later years, she became co-owner and VP for Operations of Computerized Entertainment Concepts, Inc., the family business.  She brought cohesiveness and marketing savvy to the business, and was loved and respected by the management team, which she directed.

Lynne enjoyed travel, spending time in Ireland, England, Italy, France, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and Guatemala as well as summers at the family beach house in Westhampton Beach, Long Island, N.Y. and in Nantucket, MA.  She once turned down an invitation to dine with Prince Rainier at Grimaldi Castle in Monte Carlo in order to enjoy the parks of Paris with her children.

Lynne’s love of reading inspired her to start two book clubs, including the Lake Oswego Literary Guild.  With Eleanor Suman and Barbara Randall, she formed Le Trois Gourmands, donating cooking adventures to many Lake Oswego Charities.  She collected admirers, who were drawn to her charisma, charm and understanding nature.  Her family aches at her loss.