Lynetta Ann “Lenny” Rasmussen, 53, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 26, 2005, at her home surrounded by her loving family after battling lung disease for more than a decade.
Her memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Father Rob Irwin of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St.
Lynetta Ann Garrett was born on Nov. 1, 1951, at Wartburg, Tenn., to Harlin and Mayme Garrett. The family moved to Baker City when Lenny was an infant.
She grew up in Baker City and attended Baker High School. After graduating, Lenny moved to Corvallis to attend Phagan’s Beauty School.
During this time she met and married Larry Gordon Mack. The marriage ended tragically, leaving Lenny widowed and carrying her first child, Heather.
She returned to Baker City where she met and married Phillip Howard “Pat” Rasmussen. She had a second child, Jessica.
Lenny worked as a beautician for many years in Baker City. She was an avid golfer and bowler. She was a very social and outgoing person until disabling lung disease prohibited many of her favorite activities.
In her last years, Lenny enjoyed the company of her many friends and family, as well as sewing and gambling. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mayme; her father, Harlin; and brothers, Clifford and Jimmy Garrett.
Survivors include her husband, Phillip “Pat” Rasmussen; mother-in-law, Ruth Rasmussen; daughters, Heather Mack and Jessica Hill; sons-in-law, Brady Hill and Arnold Skeels; grandchildren, Bailey, Hunter, Augustus and Olivia; and brothers and sisters, Ray Garrett and his wife, Mary Anne, Euna Fay McAdams, and her husband, Henry, Bobby Garrett and his wife, Kate, Jack Garrett and his wife, Colleen, John Garrett and his wife, Marge, Thelma Elliott, and her husband, Daniel, Kenneth Garrett and his wife, Arlene, Debi Harris and her husband, Ernie, Amber Garrett and her husband, Doug, and Jean Garrett; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 29, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor