Lynn Henderson

Lynn C. Henderson

Sunday, March 6th, 1949 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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Lynn C. Henderson (Engelken)
March 6, 1949 - January 23, 2021
Lynn Henderson, 71, of LaFayette passed away on Saturday, January 23rd, due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. After graduating from LaFayette High School, in 1966, Lynn went to work at MONY in Syracuse, and she retired from Onondaga Community College, after a long fulfilling career.
She will be remembered for her enthusiasm for sports. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys Fan, as well as a devoted spectator of Wimbledon. Lynn was a selfless giver, who always put her family first. She enjoyed spending time on the St. Lawrence River, where she spent wonderful summers with family and friends. She was an active member of the LaFayette Seniors.
Lynn was predeceased by her husband, Ward Henderson, by her parents, Betty and John Engelken and by her dear “Nana”, Lucy.
Survivors include her daughter, Valerie Brefka; grandchildren, Mckayla and Noah; and their father, Dan Brefka; her son, Mark Insel (Angela Powers); grandchildren, Connor and Grady and her siblings, Judy Gibson (Greg Thomas), John Engelken (Donna Coty) and Robert Engelken (Gwyn).
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
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Betsy Price

Posted at 11:26am
Lynn lived just down the road from me but I never knew her until later in life. I enjoyed going on several of the LaFayette Senior trips she planned and hosted, which I know was a lot of work for her...but a lot of FUN for the rest of us! She was kind, knowledgeable and giving to our Community, and she will be missed. I really enjoyed the trip we took to Letchworth State Park.
I'm sure she's on the other side now, enjoying her next great adventure, so wherever you are, THANKS Lynn!
Betsy Price

David Schlegel

Posted at 10:16pm
My condolences to John, Judy, and Robert at the passing of your sister. I knew Lynn and you from Trinity Lutheran Church in Syracuse so many years ago. I only recently reconnected with John, who told me of Lynn's struggle with Alzheimer's. Despite the past year's emphasis on COVID deaths and caregivers, one must not forget the others. Having lost to Alzheimer's disease my father, two (much younger) cousins, and my mother-in-law, for whom we cared in our house in her final year and half, I know the stress and burden it puts on the caregivers, Judy I believe you were one of Lynn's, and bless you for your efforts.

David Schlegel

Suzanne Henderson

Posted at 07:50am
COVID called a halt to our lunches together. She brought the coupons! ... was hoping we could get together again when it was over. . The trips she planned with the LaFayette Seniors were the best!

Judy Engelken-Gibson Posted at 08:00pm

Thanks Suzanne - she loved those trips, and loved planning them.

Kathleen Szczech

Posted at 08:19am
So sorry to hear about your Mom Val. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
All my best-Kathy Szczech

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