Lynette Roseberg, age 44, formerly of Skagway, went home to the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 6, 2015 after a battle with an aggressive, metastic cancer. Her body is now fully healed and she is healthy, happy and whole again!
Lynette was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Eugene and Miriam Wedlake on April 19, 1970 and was raised in Tucson, AZ. After graduating high school in 1988, she enrolled at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff where she attended a job fair and was hired to work on board the MV Fairweather for Westours during the 1991 summer season. While in Skagway, she met the love of her life, Tim Roseberg of Skagway, a tugboat captain, and they built their family, life, and home there after marrying in Makena, Maui, Hawaii.
Lynette worked in Skagway at Fairway Market, Mabel G. Smiths and then at Alaska Power and Telephone for many years until Tim and Lynette moved their family to Oak Harbor, Washington in late 2009. She was a board member and past president of the Skagway Chamber of Commerce, an Emblem Cub member and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Skagway, where she was involved in many ministries and taught Sunday school.
After moving to Oak Harbor, Lynette served as a volunteer teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School for a year, then was hired at what she considered her dream job: Ministries Coordinator at First Reformed Church in Oak Harbor, where she built many relationships with the young and old alike and was involved in all aspects of the daily operation of the church there. Lynette was also an enthusiastic member of Soroptomist International of Oak Harbor, a group of women who volunteer their time to advance opportunities for underprivileged women and girls. She was a rabid sports fan, having been converted by Tim (over many years) into cheering for the Washington Huskies over her hometown Arizona Wildcats. She was also a relentless fan of the Seahawks and Mariners, and attended several games before and after moving to Washington.
Lynette is survived by her husband Tim, daughters Nikita (20) and Johanna (13), of Oak Harbor, WA., parents Kent and Miriam Engel, sister Michelle Wedlake all of Tucson, AZ., along with aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces in Georgia, New Jersey and Florida.
A moving and emotional celebration of Lynette’s life was held at First Reformed Church in Oak Harbor on January 17, 2015 with her pastor, co-worker and friend, Matt Waite presiding. Her big, beautiful smiles, her laughter, love for Jesus, and gracious character will be forever missed by all who knew her. Although she left us way too soon, we will forever be blessed to have had her in our lives. She laid the foundation as a mom, and a wife, along with a legacy of faith and service to others, for the rest of us to continue to live by. Thank you Skagway for all the prayers, cards, visits and phone calls during this difficult time! – Submitted by the family