OBITUARY

Patricia Lynn Morgan

November 4, 1941December 20, 2010

On December 20, the heavens became a little brighter and the earth much darker when Lynn passed away. The long-time art teacher and painter inspired through her passion for life, love of God and family, and warm embrace of all she met. Born on Staten Island, New York, in 1941 she moved to California with her mother at age 10. She attended Cal State University Long Beach, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts and later earned a Masters. She taught art at Costa Mesa and Santa Ana high schools for 30 years and also taught classes at Orange Coast, Golden West, and Santa Ana community colleges. Her work there left a legacy: Many of her students won awards or scholarships and continued in the field of art, and she launched numerous public arts programs that are still practiced today, including Arts on the Lawn at Santa Ana High. She was awarded Disney's "Creativity Challenge" trophy in 2000 and recognized with Golden West College's "Pillar of Achievement" award. She was elected Teacher of the Year. Lynn was an accomplished painter whose work has been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, where it frequently won awards. She is survived by her husband Martin Krenzke, daughters Jennifer Bowhay and Joni Casimiro, son Brian Krenzke, their spouses, and six grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held on January 9 at 3:30 p.m. at Crossline Church’s chapel located at 23331 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Lynn’s name to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is suggested; donations can be made at mdanderson.org. Arrangements under the direction of Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary FD1176, Corona Del Mar, CA.

Services

  • Graveside Saturday, November 12, 2011
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Jennifer Bowhay

November 26, 2015

Thank you for making me come "home" for Thanksgiving when I was at SDSU and did not have time.
It was the 1st time I remember you crying.
I know you can't hear this, but I always ask Jesus to give you messages (hugs & love.)
I miss you more every day.

joni Casimiro

November 13, 2015

Remembering you November 4, 2015

Christopher Cruz

November 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Lynn, miss you everday like so many do, you are always in our thoughts and in our hearts.

Robin Richesson

November 6, 2012

Missing and thinking of Lynn, as I always do, but even more so at this time of year. Our birthdays in November, and planning for Almond Roca. So glad I got to have her in my life. I can still see her face, still hear her voice. Robin

Christopher Cruz

November 4, 2012

Though another year has passed since you've been gone, not a day goes by that you don't come into my thoughts. I remember how you always remembered my birthday and always sent a card or a phone call. I can't send you a card, but I can still wish you a Happy Birthday. Missing you my friend/teacher/mentor/spiritual advisor and a guiding light!

Christopher Cruz

December 21, 2011

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since you went back home. I say home, because this place here on earth is just a temporary place for us to show ourselves worthy to ascend to a higher plane in our souls journey to heaven. But it has been a long and sad journey for us who miss you everyday. I am sure your family will celebrate your memory during these holidays. As I will also celebrate your memory as well, but even with sad eyes there is happiness. For you were the gift that was given to this earth to share your wisdom, friendship and your love all things art. Your legacy is not in your art work which was left behind for all to admire, but your children and grand children. Who live by the lessons that you taught and left for them as special gifts and guides to help them go through life. Some of which you taught to all of us. I know that you must be so proud, watching them from above. For you are the shinning light of a star, that shines upon sad hearts to make them happy again. So I thank you so much for everything that you so unselfishly gave to me. I thank you Marty for allowing me into your home you are an inspiration of what and how a man should be you have become a second father figure to me. That is how much respect I have always had for you, so thank you again. I thank the children Joni and Jenny and grand children Brice, Bridget, Lynnette, Brooke, Sophia, and Jackson and new members of the family Charity and Cecilia, for sharing you with so many of us. So today from this day forward this is not going to be a sad day anymore, the day that you passed on. Today is your new Birthday, for on this day you were reborn again for your soul was set free. I will continue to always honor your memory my dear and faithful friend. This is not goodbye for there is finality in goodbyes, but this is "Til we meet again.". And I will continue to love, appreciate, learn and to always do ART!!! ? always, Christopher.

Christopher Cruz

November 5, 2011

Today would have been a special day, your special day. Friday, 11/04/2011 would have been your 70th birthday. It only seems like yesterday that you went away. How time flies, so many thoughts so many wishes. I know your family misses you horribly, I know this to be true; when I speak to Marty we always share some tears and some laughter. I pray for him that he be soothed during his times of sorrow for he misses you so, and that your children and grand children be comforted knowing that they have an angel to protect and gently guide them. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, and how I miss our conversations of all things and art. They say time heals all wounds, but I feel and know that the mourning will lessen over time. But it always hurt knowing you're not here, so to you my great and wonderful teacher, mentor and friend. I wish you a Happy Birthday, even if it isn't so happy here for all us who miss you everyday!

Brenda Welch

August 24, 2011

Lynn was a fellow teacher, friend and neighbor down the hall from my computer classroom at SAHS in building 18. She would float down the hall with her peacefulness and beauty past my door. We loved having meetings in her room. It was huge, with that high ceiling and windows and full of her talent and that of her student's. She was a gracious hostess there and in her home. Her parties in her lovely home were amazing. She was a marvelous hostess. Also the teachers would meet in the copy room and share stories of life, families and students. Those were precious times we all had together so many of us working for the common goal of loving our families, students and each other. I remember when I needed (like others) a project done, The Tree of Hope Project to remember our mutual losses in the 9/11 tragedy. I asked Lynn to help. She had her students paint green handprints on a huge cloth mural and she painted a huge tree and it was a long drape down the building where the tree is located at SAHS. I remember her helping the students paint in the hallway. She was so helpful, peaceful, talented and gracious again. I worked with her for a number of years and miss her still. I remember how she helped everyone, daughters, students, faculty, everyone. My only regret is that I didn't spend more time with her. She is an angel who will always be greatly missed and a pleasure to work with...God bless her dear husband and family. They are her legacy too..a beautiful testimony to her love and talents. We miss her very much.

Cecelia

July 16, 2011

"oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor to measure words but to pour them all out, just as it is, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keeping what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away."

-George Eliot

jennifer bowhay

July 16, 2011

I am so touched with everyone's messages. My mom was awesome and special. Losing her has only gotten harder, I can't believe it is real. Not being able to call her or having her wisdom, love, and acceptance bits.
I keep trying to remember to give others love and responding to the light in them. That is what my mom taught. I wish I could carry on her legacy.
We all can try (or just do it). Namaste.
I Love You Mom....
I Love You Forever!