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Lynn (Rice) Tremblay

December 13, 1940 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Lynn Tremblay Obituary

LYNN LEE (RICE) TREMBLAY

1940 - 2023


MOSCOW/WINSLOW -- It was on November 12, 2023, when the Pearly Gates opened and Jesus

welcomed into Heaven our Angel on Earth, Lynn Lee (Rice) Tremblay, with family by her side. Mom was

born in Los Angeles, CA on December 13, 1940, to parents Elizabeth (Behrens) and Lloyd Rice. She was

raised alongside her brother, Dirk Edward, in Escondido, CA, and attended Escondido schools.

Mom’s employment over the years included waitressing at various establishments, Dexter Shoe

Company, and her most favorite occupation was working for the hot lunch program at the Bingham area schools. She especially loved being with the little ones at Moscow Elementary. They would say the cutest things that made her heart smile and truly enjoy what she was doing. No matter what job she was in, she had fun!

Mom’s greatest joy and accomplishment was raising her six children and attending all their extra-curricular activities. She loved being around people, and these outings provided her the opportunity to visit with her many lifelong friends. In 1978, she married Rainy Tremblay, and together they raised her four youngest children and his two youngest until his passing in 1991. It was with Rainy that she learned to fish and hunt. They were always going for rides through the woods to find the next fishing hole or the best places for partridge hunting. As long as Rainy bought her a candy bar and a Pepsi, she was all in!

Sometimes, all of us would be on their adventures. That was a good thing because, on occasion, Rainy would get stuck trying to drive through a stream or some other place he shouldn’t be driving, and the kids were there to push him out. Mom loved all these times.

As the children grew and left her nest, she didn’t let any grass grow under her feet. She was so busy with her friends and the organizations she was involved in. They included the Bingham Congregation Church Circle, Eastern Star, Bingham Grange, and American Legion Auxiliary. It was through these endeavors that Mom was able to perfect her extraordinary culinary skills. There were bake sales, Grange dinners, Church dinners, and even her own dinners. She LOVED entertaining and had many occasions where she

could break out the good silverware and crystal water and wine goblets. She would put grape juice in her goblet and pretend it was wine! Thanksgiving was her ultimate favorite holiday, and everyone knew it! The whole family and even the in-laws’ families and friends were invited to her home to celebrate. She could have up to 40 people at any given Thanksgiving, and they all had a seat at a table. She also enjoyed sewing, cross-stitching, crocheting, quilting, going out to eat, BUTTER, and family gatherings such as going to Fun Town with everyone in tow. She would make fried chicken, salad, deviled eggs, homemade cookies, and drinks. She didn’t miss a chance to have a picnic! She was famous for her yeast rolls/cinnamon rolls, and garlic bread. You either hated or loved her garlic bread, as she would put so much garlic and butter, it made us say to her, “Mom, more is not always better,” and she would say,

“Yes, it is!”

Our Mom was the most genuine, optimistic, and selfless person we were blessed to have in our lives. It was nothing for her to drive to New Hampshire to stay with her grandchildren when someone had to travel for work or go on an adult vacation. When the entire family would go on vacation, she was there to dog and cat sit. She did not give up any opportunity to be there when the grandchildren had special events or when anyone needed her. She leaves behind a legacy of sending cards for every holiday to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She would include a dollar in the cards, so the kids could buy a candy bar. The children will truly miss receiving these cards. She also sent cards to many of her family and friends for birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. She was a card lady and didn’t miss a beat!

Mom was predeceased by parents, Lloyd and Elizabeth Rice, husband Rainy Tremblay, brother Dirk Edward Rice, stepson Daniel Trembley, former daughter-in-law Karen Mitchell, and many dear friends.

She is survived by her children, Michael with wife Belynda Talbott, Debra (Talbott) Bossie, Patrick with wife Helayne Talbott, Larry Bigelow (Danette), Clyne (Joey) Bigelow (Lynn), and James Bigelow (Rachel). Stepchildren Rachel with husband Brian Wheeler, Ann with husband Jim Frew, and daughter-in-law Judy Trembley. Former son-in-law Mark Bossie, and former daughters-in-law Tonya Bigelow and Brenda Bigelow. Grandchildren and their families: Paul (Melissa) Bossie, Stephanie (Charlie) Hodgdon, Michael (Mahsa) Talbott, Lacey Sayward, Morgan (Brad) Hushion, Vanessa (Reggie) Pepin, Corey Mitchell, Haley Bigelow, James Bigelow, Justin Bigelow, Ryan Devries, Brianna Bigelow, Sandy Tremblay, Nicki Wilson (Vince), Cindy (Tom) Joseph, Alexis (Eric) Hart, Alex, Alaina (Chad) Cates, and Alyse. Twenty-two great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She is also survived and was blessed to have been honored by her dearest friends, Steve and Phyllis Brown, to be Godmother to their children, Gina, Alan, and Sherry Lynn. She leaves behind many friends and even more memories we are so thankful for.

The family would like to thank the staff from Maine General Home Care and Hospice for their compassionate care and support given to our Mom. Special mention to Dawn, Debbie, and Marsha.

There will be a celebration of life on December 9, 2023, beginning at 1 p.m. at Mike and Belynda’s home, 24 Fairfield Lane, Wilton, NH. All are welcome to attend. Burial will be in late spring 2024 at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido, CA. Arrangements are entrusted to Central Maine Cremation & Funeral Services in Skowhegan, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Lynn to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org


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Celebration of Life
Saturday
December 9, 2023

1:00 PM
Mike and Belynda's home
24 Fairfield Lane
Wilton, NH 03086

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