Lynn Patrice Toman
June 25, 1951 – March 19, 2023
SERVICE: Wednesday, April 5th, 11am, at West Center Chapel, with luncheon to follow. Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Community Alliance,4001 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE 68105.
Lynn Patrice Toman was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the oldest child of Russell George Anderson and Dorothea Mae Anderson, both deceased. She and her three sisters traveled extensively growing up due to their father’s 30-year USAF career, which required the family to move often. Lynn’s mother ensured the four girls made the best out of everywhere they lived, including Colorado, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Virginia, and Japan. One of the many highlights while in Japan was their visit to Kyoto, where they slept on tori mats, watched the cherry blossom trees bloom, and enjoyed authentic Sukiyaki cooked right at the table.
Growing up, Lynn and her sisters’ lives were filled with endless activities, including horseback riding, tennis, golf, swim teams, and more. Despite the many moves, Lynn was an A-student, extremely smart and, to many, wise beyond her years. She graduated from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1974 as a registered nurse. She loved her profession, which filled her heart and desire to serve others.
In 1973, she married and went on to have two daughters: Katherine in 1975, and Bridget in 1977. Lynn was a caring and creative mother and instilled that in her children. Like her mother, she loved to sew and made many dresses and costumes for her daughters.
Lynn was a devoted and faithful member of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. She attended Martin Luther Bible Class and volunteered with the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry regularly. She also supported the African ministry in Tanzania.
Everyone would agree that Lynn had an infectious laugh and loved to be surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Katie (Lee) and Bridget (Aneel); 5 grandchildren: Jocelyn, Olivia, Caitlin, Claire, and Chloe; sisters: Caroline (Bruce), Kathy (Rick), Barbara; nephew Nick; and niece Leslie.
Lynn was a dearly loved mother, sister, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all those whose paths she crossed. May the peace of the Lord be with her always.