Lynn Bennett, a longtime resident of Federal Way, passed away on April 3, 2022. Lynn, born on September 4, 1950, is survived by her three children, Sean, Chad and Holly whom she was im- mensely proud of. Lynn was a grandmother to five and the oldest child of seven. She loved to dance, garage sale for deals, coach soccer, and had a very eclectic sense of style.
Lynn loved interacting with people and was often the life of the party.
Her heart and life’s passion was helping people which led to receiving the 1996 Highline Community College Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award and the 1998 Soroptimist Woman of Distinction Award. She advocated for homeless people, refugees, international students, families struggling with poverty and women in domestic violence situations. Health challenges later in life impacted her but despite this she never gave up fighting and continued to truly give of herself to those in need.
From selling t-shirts to managing volunteers for a local nonprofit and working with English Learners Lynn’s pro- fessional career was diverse. In all of her positions, she loved to make people smile. That positive attitude and fun-loving spirit once led to her leading an entire train car full of people to sing an Elvis song.
This world will miss Lynn greatly and will never be the same. Lynn loved making microloans on KIVA to sup- port people working to improve their lives as another demonstration of her generosity in life. In memory of Lynn, visit www.kiva.org if you feel moved to learn about how you can make a microloan to a specific family or project.