Our loving wife and mother, Lynn King, unexpectedly went to be with her Lord and Savior Jan. 18, 2005. She left behind her husband of 24 years, Jim; and her sons Brian (17) and Greg (15) of Rifle; her father Fred Eichrodt and brother Rick, both of Indianapolis. Her mother, Marge preceded her in death.
Lynn was born Nov. 24, 1960 in Indianapolis to Fred and Marge Eichrodt. She graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in 1978 and worked for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department until moving to Colorado in 1984.
She and Jim were married Aug. 9, 1980, and moved to Colorado in 1984. Lynn worked in law enforcement all her adult life. She worked as a dispatcher for the Glenwood Springs Police Department. She also worked for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department as a legal secretary in the District Attorney’s office under Milt Blakey.
For the past eight years Lynn worked for the Glenwood Springs Police Department, first as an Intelligence Analyst for the TRIDENT drug task force and her final assignment working at the front desk at the Police Department.
Lynn enjoyed watching her son Brian play hockey with the Glenwood Grizzlies and also enjoyed showing off her son Greg’s artwork. She was a dedicated hockey mom and served as vice president, registrar and Web site designer for the Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association.
Lynn was also a member of First Baptist Church of New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey in Lynn’s name.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Farnum Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Farnum Holt.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Shortly before the New Year, we were shocked and saddened to learn that a 37-year-old mother in Glenwood Springs had been charged with stabbing and killing her two children.