Nina Lynn Strachan slept away peacefully on May 20, 2010, at the Pavilion. She leaves behind a loving family including her husband of 63 years, Dr. Edwin Duane Strachan of the Villa Pueblo and three sons, Duane of Westminster, Doug (Lee Ann) of Fort Collins, and John (Kristin) of Denver. She greatly loved her seven grandchildren, Kelly (Will) Denning of Denver, Eric (Jennifer) Strachan of Gig Harbor Wash., Ida (Nathan) Mares of Milliken, Colo., Siri Strachan of Oslo, Norway, Mia (Martin) Strachan of Oslo, Norway, Brittany Strachan of Boulder, and Lara Strachan of Olympia, Wash. Her six great-grandchildren, will also miss Lynn, Chloe Denning, Shaun and Emma Mares, Oliver and Elliott Strachan, and Aurora Strachan of Norway. Lynn is preceded in death by her parents, Laura and Sublett Scott and her sister, Virginia Roberts of Oklahoma. She is survived by her brothers, Sublett 'Bud' Scott of Oklahoma City and Harry Glenn Scott of Palm Springs, Calif., as well as nephew, Cam and niece, Sandra. Lynn was a graduate of Oklahoma University with a Registered Nursing Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Colorado State College. She lived a life of service to others, first and most as a loving wife and mother. She was a 1st Lieutenant Army nurse serving in the European theater in Gen. George Patton's 110th Evac Hospital. Lynn was there to treat the injured in Luxembourg near the front lines of the Battle of the Bulge, in 1944, after field training in Oregon. She earned four Battle Stars and later received the Jubilee of Liberty medal. On returning from WWII, Lynn married E. Duane in 1946 and served her community for nearly thirty years as an active Public Health Nurse. She then worked for the American Cancer Society and helped to establish hospice services at Parkview Hospital, which began the local hospice movement. Lynn was an avid collector of stamps and coins and she recorded an incredible history of life in Pueblo for posterity. She wants everyone to know she had many friends both young and old, and her life at the Villa Pueblo was comfortable and rewarding. Her family and friends will never be the same in her absence, and Lynn will be celebrated many times over with fond memories and love. Memorials may be made to Planned Parenthood through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. No services or flowers at Lynn's request. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Lee Ann and Doug,
    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Please accept my sweetest sympathies. Love, Charlene

  2. Dear Dr. Strachan –

    In all the time you folks have been in Pueblo, I never had the privilege of meeting Lynn. The sorrow of her passing is illuminated by her full and compassionate life. Both of you brought so much joy and good to all the people that you have touched. The earth has been blessed that Lynn and Duane have trod this way.

    I know that you taught me as well as you could while I was at Centennial, ’49 to ’53, “sqeaking” on the Oboe and Clarinet. You had a lot of patience with me in the 8th grade, at Thatcher School, trying to teach me the Oboe to play in the Centennial Band that year. You and my Dad, Roy Collins, had more faith in me than I had talent!!!!!! Thank you so very much.

    It was great to see and chat with you last year, when Jay Damman and I came over.

    Dr. Strachan, I’ve thought of you many times, most pleasantly, over the years. May GOD bless you, even more, in your time of sorrow. May HE be especially watchful over Lynn.

  3. Duane and Family
    You may not remember me. I was a neighbor when you all lived on Greenwood. In fact, I babysat for the boys.
    Lynn was a great lady, and I did run into her over the years.
    My thoughts are with all of you at this time.

  4. Lynn was such a marvelous person and will be missed by all. I visited with her at the Villa recently not sure she knew me, but I stayed with her and we did make conversation of sorts. I felt a deep connection, I loved her so.

  5. I love Lynn. She was such a great soul. She will be missed by her nursing community and friends. Love you Duane. Nancy and Kerry

  6. Dear Duane and Family,
    Even though it has been a long time since we have been together I wanted to share my sympathy with all of you. I was so sad to read about your loss. What a wonderful lady who was loved by everyone she met. Her contibutions to all of you, to her nursing career and to Pueblo show the love she shared so freely. I will always treasure the times were were able to share, Duane. May you all be blessed with your loving memories of such a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
    With love and deepest sympathy,
    Helen Murley

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