Lynn Thompson Wilhoit

Lynn was a champion of those in need, always ready to support and encourage them.

Lynn Thompson Wilhoit, 83 years old, passed away peacefully in late October 2018. She spent her childhood in New Jersey and raised her family in Southern California. She subsequently found her artistic paradise in the Pacific Northwest where she lived and painted for 28 years.

Lynn will be remembered for her vibrant watercolors, her over-the-top compassionate care for others, her wit, as well as her imaginative and expressive storytelling.

She spent nearly 30 years extensively traveling the world, studying with master painters and fellow artists. Her travels took her to nearly 100 countries. She sought any opportunity to be out of doors, including walks, tennis, and swimming.

Lynn was a champion of those in need, always ready to support and encourage them. Her community service efforts included feeding people who were homeless, supporting the work of the March of Dimes, and founding the Los Angeles Chapter of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta family support group. She was deeply involved with the American Field Service, as a mom of exchange students and as a hostess for international exchange students. The home in which she raised her children became a haven for youth from every walk of life; many had prolonged stays in her home as she always offered them kindness and generosity. Lynn also loved animals and raised a number of rescue dogs.

Lynn was always ready to engage in and celebrate life. She adored her children and grandchildren, as they did her. We will deeply miss her loving care and vivacious personality.

Donations in Lynn’s honor may be made to Vashon Maury-Community Food Bank ( or Path With Art (

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