She wrote children’s books and invented board games for her sons to play — inspiring the creativity they now show as musicians, Tim said. 8, her husband, George, saw the orange glow of fire in the distance from the couple’s home on Blue Ridge Trail in the hills above Santa Rosa.
He woke Lynne, told her to grab her dog — a red-and-white border collie named Jemma — and said to get moving.
He served in the Army, then went to college on the GI Bill and became an accountant.
She was a nun who left the order to earn a college degree of her own, later working with children as a reading specialist.
The Powells met when George was 40 and Lynne was 38.