Russell Lynn
July 15, 1935 to April 5, 2024
 
Russ was a kind man who treated others well. He was a well-known businessman and liked by everyone who knew him. He always carried himself with dignity and honor and did his best always to do the right thing as he cared for others. He also enjoyed golfing and having a good laugh with friends and family.
 
He started his career with Martin-Marietta as a draftsman. In the early 1960s, he changed professions and entered the flower business with Lehrer’s Flowers. He was the Executive Vice President and General Manager for over 35 years and served on various national floral committees with FTD, AFS, and Teleflora.
 
Lion Russ was a Denver Lion for 57 years.  He was a very active member.  His service included: Club President, Club Director, Secretary, Foundation Trustee, Rude Park President and Trustee, Kidsight Leader and Screener He has been awarded Melvin Jones Award, Key Lions Award, Lion of the Year, and Life Member.
 
He cared for the church building and grounds and continued to mow the church lawn and shovel the parking lot well into his eighties.  Russ served on the Session of Arvada Presbyterian Church and other committees;  last year, he was a member of our first Session at Community of Grace.
 
He loved working in the yard and keeping a large rose and flower garden.  He liked being outside, whether in the yard or the mountains.
He adored his wife, Dottie. He was a beloved father of three, father-in-law of three, grandfather of five, and great-grandfather of three. He leaves two brothers, two sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.