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Caroline (Lynn) Victoria Trigg Waggoner | Obituaries

Caroline (Lynn) Victoria Trigg Wagoner was born on August 29, 1935 in Las Vegas, NM and moved to Albuquerque when she was two years old. To our loss, Lynn passed away on November 26, 2022 in Roswell, NM, where she has lived and thrived since 1965 with her husband, Richard W. Waggoner, who predeceased her, and their two children, Jolene Lynn Lilley (Frank Lilley). by Roswell and William J. Wagoner of Santa Fe, both of whom survive. Lynn is also deceased of her parents Pauline and John Trigg, her three younger sisters Sherrill Bell, Patsy Hueglar and Tracy Trigg, and great-granddaughter Brianna Lilley. Eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild survive. These are the generations blessed to have been taught by the example of Lynn Waggoner how to live, work and play with style, grace and power.

Growing up in Albuquerque in the 1940s and 1950s greatly influenced Lynn’s values ​​and outlook on life. She was absolutely part of this Greatest Generation; insisting that she and her family fully take on any task or vision they have and then persistently excel in accomplishing that task. She didn’t tolerate excuses, but at the same time her love and unfailing support was never in question.

Lynn was a true New Mexican who embraced our state’s finest traditions, from making delicious enchiladas to putting family first. She loved the clouds crashing over the sandias and the panoramic expanse of the lush plains of New Mexico’s east side. She was a selfless and dedicated mother who loved her husband, whom she had known since childhood. In fact, as children, they lived across the street and played together like children. Eventually the families moved, but years later Lynn and Richard reunited in downtown Albuquerque. It was love at first sight and forever more.

She gave back to the community through her years of volunteering at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, where she served as Guild President, and through a variety of other causes. She and her husband were both keen dancers, but more importantly, Lynn had a natural gift for fashion, whether it was interior design or running a local upscale clothing store, it was a talent that she excelled at.

Lynn’s many friends would all agree that she was an elegant, fiery woman who wasn’t afraid to speak her mind but would do her best not to offend anyone by doing so. And everyone who knew her and spent time with her was better off. Laughter, insight and genuine caring for others were her trademarks and she undoubtedly made the world a better place for being here.

The family deeply appreciates the care and love shown to Lynn over the years by all the amazingly selfless people at the Beehive, and gives a special thanks to Cindy Carlos for the exceptional time and care she gave to Lynn, each one of them constant source was comfort and joy.

The Waggoner family invites you to join them in celebrating Lynn Waggoner’s life, with funeral services at 9am, Saturday 17 December 2022 at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church followed by a reception. Subsequent internment in South Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in honor of Lynn V. Wagoner to Fisher House Foundation, Inc. 12300 Twinbrook Parkway #410, Rockville, MD 20852: Assurance Home Inc., 1000 E. 18th Street, Roswell, NM 88201 or to organization of your choice.

The arrangements are personally supervised by the LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences can be made at

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