APTOS ó Lyn Adele Ebert, 60, of Aptos died in her sleep at her home on May 28, 2012, due to sudden cardiac arrest.
Before December 2007, she made her home in Atascadero and Paso Robles after leaving Illinois in 1993.
Graduating from Eureka College in 1973, Lyn married William K. Ebert in 1975, putting him through medical school by teaching elementary. They divorced in 2010. Lyn became a full-time mom in 1980 after Benís birth.
In Atascadero, Lyn enjoyed her bunco group, spicy food, designer furniture, and frequent trips to the beach. After her sons left for college, Lyn moved to Aptos, fulfilling her lifelong dream of living in walking distance to the ocean. Lynís final years were mostly peaceful. She enjoyed pilates, margaritas, new friends, and her adoring cats, MC and Ozzie.
Recently she volunteered teaching English to adult Mexican immigrants, traveled to Ireland and Scotland with Max, and often helped Ben godfather a pair of beautiful twin girls, Hannah and Harper Nelson, age 3. The girls loved Lyn and her kitties.
Lyn was honest, empathetic, darkly funny and had an extensive knowledge of classic film and television. She loved the mystery genre. Youíve never met someone better with a baby, or who could tell a story about a child like her, her family said. We will miss her terribly.
She happily declared the boys her proudest achievements. Born in Galesburg, Ill., Lyn grew up on the familyís idyllic, rural farm. Lyn is predeceased by her parents, Gerald M. and Louise (Gibbs) Harland, who she adored, and her best friend and older sister, Ann.
Lyn is survived by her older brother, A.J. (Jeanne) Harland of LaFayette, Ill., and sons, Ben Ebert of San Francisco and Max Ebert of Japan.
Cremation has been accorded and memorial celebrations will be held in Aptos and at the family farm in Illinois on July 29 and Aug. 2 respectively. Contact Ben for details at email@example.com. Anyone wishing to remember Lyn may direct donations to the Santa Cruz Volunteer Centerís Literacy Program, literacysantacruz.org.
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