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Lynn Nelson-Paretta

On Jan 6, 2021 Lynn passed on to be in heaven with her husband Lawrence. Lynn grew up in ND with parents John and Marjorie Nelson. She is survived by her brother, Jim and her much loved step-children, Oscar (Becky), Tom (Stephanie), Deb, Louie and grandchildren Thom, Alyssa Angie, Matt and Nick. Lynn earned a BA from Jamestown College and MA from Denver University before joining the Immigration and Naturalization Service where she had a distinguished 26 year career. She became the first female Special Agent in her division as well as the Officer in Charge of the INS office in Rome. She endowed a scholarship at Jamestown College for Native American students in honor of her parents. A true lover of the Arts and an activist on behalf of animals. She donated a large amount of time in volunteer efforts for the community in support of ECHO, Trap-Spay-Release programs, the Christian Mission Society and her local Choral Group. The family will receive friends at the Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 10:30 AM until her Life Celebration at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

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Gathering / Celebration of Life

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Cunningham Turch Funeral Home

811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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Interment

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Arlington National Cemetery

1 Memorial Avenue, Arlington, VA 22211

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