Lynn Louise Ellefson, age 63, of Florence, CO was surrounded by family and friends when she went home to be with the Lord on March 10th, 2023.
Lynn was born April 6th, 1959 in Lincoln, NE to William and Alice Baker and was the eldest of two siblings, Jean Elizabeth and Richard Owen.
In her childhood, Lynn developed a love for the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, skiing, and softball.
In 1977, she graduated from Wood River High School in Ketchum, ID. After high school, she attended Boise State University where she studied music. In 1982, she enlisted in the United States Air Force where she proudly served. During her military career, Lynn traveled abroad working in areas of communications and transportation. While stationed in England, she met her husband, Kirk Ellefson. Kirk and Lynn were married on June 1, 1984, in the City of Brackley in Northamptonshire, England. In 1985, both Kirk and Lynn were transferred to Colorado Springs, where Lynn was assigned to the transportation squadron on Peterson Air Force Base. As Lynn settled in Colorado Springs she become a mother to Lacie (Evans), Cort (Ellefson), and Kira (Ellefson). Lynn ended her obligation with the United Stated Air Force in an honorable manner on December 23, 1986, joining the Air Force Reserves. Lynn again completed her obligation in an honorable manner on January 5, 1994.
Lynn was a woman of many qualities and skills. She enjoyed playing guitar, singing, writing songs, martial arts, quilting, volunteering, and feeding the local wildlife. She was a beloved member of American Legion Post 25 in Florence and many churches in the Colorado Springs area. Lately, she was a member of Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Church in Florence. She was an active participant of the worship team in most all of them.
Lynn touched many hearts and was always willing to lend an ear or shoulder and especially a prayer. She will be deeply missed, but her family and friends rejoice knowing that she is home with the Lord.
Lynn is survived by her husband, Kirk Ellefson; sister, Jean Maiorella; brother, Richard Baker; daughters, Lacie Evans and Kira Ellefson; son, Cort Ellefson; and grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Wyatt, Abby, Claire, Travis and Sophia. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, William and Alice Baker.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 8, 2023 at Solid Rock Christian Fellowship: 4501 Bear Paw Drive, Florence CO.
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