Lynn Marie Hatfield-Wingender, 63, of Raymond, WA., passed peacefully home to her Lord on March
17, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 5th, 1959, in South Bend,
WA., the first and only daughter of Stan and Gail (Briney) Hatfield.
Growing up during the “wonder years” Lynn enjoyed car-pooling to ballet and swimming lessons,
riding bikes on Ostman road, picking black berries, taking piano lessons taught by her great uncle
Olney Nevitt, playing softball with her dad as coach and 4H where she became a camp counselor at
Piano lessons launched her love of music, whether it was playing her flute in band, learning to play
the guitar, singing, or simply whistling a happy tune.
Swimming lessons fueled her life-long love of water from beginners and advanced beginners to life
guarding, water skiing and teaching swimming lessons. Proud of her Water Safety Instructor
certification, she was known to refer to herself as “Lifeguard Lynnie”
Lynn attended Raymond Schools from Kindergarten through her High School graduation as a proud
‘Seagull’ and member of the class of ‘78. Go Gulls!
In high school Lynn participated in sports including track and volleyball, played in the concert and
pep bands, was a member of many clubs and organizations. She was honored to follow in her mother’s
footsteps when she became a Raymond High School Cheerleader.
Lynn also excelled in drama, acting in numerous school plays and Willapa Players productions. Her
favorite, and most memorable, role was Liesl von Trapp in the Players production of “The Sound of
After high school, Lynn attended Grays Harbor College followed by Western Washington University,
earning her Bachelor of Arts in Parks and Recreation. Her career and self-described “wanderlust” took
her around the world, holding various recreational jobs in places like the Grand Canyon, Alaska,
Hawaii and Italy. More recently Lynn returned to college pursuing a degree in education with the
goal of becoming a teacher.
At an early age Lynn accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She maintained her strong faith
until she drew her last breath and entered the presence of our father in Heaven. She attended many
churches over the years, making many dear friends along the way.
Lynn was the proud mother of three girls aka the M&M&M’s aka the Three M’s aka Marissa, Mariah and Marina. They have all grown into wonderful young ladies.
Lynn was welcomed to Heaven by her mother Gail, father Stan and sister-in-law Freddie. She is
survived by her daughters Marissa, Mariah and Marina. Brothers Kevin (Synde), Mark (Laurie) and
Brian. She is also survived by nieces Tarrah and Chloe, nephews Jameson, Mitchell and Brady, her
Aunt Kay and numerous cousins. She also leaves behind many friends who will miss her beautiful
smile and contagious laugh.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday April 1 at 11:00am at the Willapa United Methodist Church
in Old Willapa, a potluck will follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.