Lynda Louise Kinney

Lynda Louise (Foss) Kinney was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1949 to Harland and Cecelia “Ceal” (Monson) Foss at District One Faribault Hospital.

Lynda was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Kenyon. She graduated from Kenyon High School in 1967 and graduated from Rochester Junior College in 1968. Following college Lynda worked at Mayo Clinic and then IBM in Rochester until moving to Texas and then California with her husband Jack Kinney, whom she was married to for a short time.

Living in Santa Barbara, is where she met her many dear friends. She worked for Faulkner Title Company there, and in 1980 joined the staff of SysteMetrics, first in the accounting department, then in research. The firm was bought by McGraw-Hill, and went through many transitions to eventually become Truven Health Analytics. She ended her working career with the J.S. Bower Foundation. In 1990, Lynda bought her cozy condo that was her home until she moved back to Minnesota. She eventually became President of the Homeowners’ Association there because she wanted to make sure everything was getting done to maintain the properties. Lynda was involved in many charitable and community organizations, LaCumbre Jr. High School Fundraising, Alzheimer’s Association and the Elks, where she sometimes worked the bingo games, when she wasn’t playing them! With her friends, she loved to spend evenings doing crafts or playing games, and weekends shopping or seeing what treasures she could find at yard sales. When she found a bargain, she always knew just who among her family and friends was looking for that exact thing.

Survivors include her mother, Ceal Foss of Kenyon, her brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Jeanne Foss of Kenyon, her nieces and nephews, Deborah Quam (Brent Lurken) and her children Nathan, Brandon, and Megan Quam of Kenyon, Angela (Todd) Stockmo and her children Carly and Broc Fredrickson of Zumbrota, Dustin Foss (Jenny Peterson) of Merrifield, Matthew (Amy) Foss of Kenyon, Bryan (Tana) Foss and their child Mya of Otis Orchards, WA, Kara (Daniel) Mendes and their children Kendahl and James of DesMoines, WA, Loren (Angie) Foss of Wenatchee, WA, Aunt Hazel Solberg of Faribault, Aunt Marilyn Schaper of Kenyon, Aunt Shirley Foss of Cannon Falls, and numerous cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Harland Foss, her brother, Jim “Jimbo” Foss, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial service for Lynda Kinney will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Elks Lodge #613, 150 North Kellog Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Friends are invited to share their memories of Lynda during that time. Family requests memorial to the Elks Lodge #613 and Santa Barbara Hospice.

The family wishes to extend a thank you to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Staff and to everyone who shared their prayers, love, and support.

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