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Lynne Bohn

d. November 10, 2023

Pass Christian


Lynne Anne Cromwell Bohn, 74, of Pass Christian, Mississippi, entered into Heaven’s gates on Friday, November 10, 2023.  


Lynne was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 10, 1949, to Edith McCutchon Cromwell and Richard Peytavin Cromwell. She was the second child in a loving family who spent their time between New Orleans and Pass Christian, cultivating a life and devotion to her deep heritage in both of her hometowns.


Lynne graduated from Mercy Academy in New Orleans in 1967 and went on to study education, graduating in 1971 at St. Mary’s Dominican College (what is now part of Loyola University) and going on to teach before marrying her perfect complement and lifelong best friend, Richard “Rusty” Joseph Bohn, Jr, on November 24, 1972, in New Orleans.


It was the absolute delight of Lynne when her first baby, Richard Joseph Bohn, III, entered into her life followed by Gordon Cromwell Bohn and then Colleen McCutchon Bohn (Bosarge). Lynne loved being surrounded by children, especially children with personality and spirit. If you ever had the pleasure of visiting with Lynne in her home, she would show you the painted portraits of her three children saying how much she loved the paintings because the artist (a New Orleans one, of course) came to her home on each occasion and watched them play before painting the picture to ensure their images also matched their spirit and personality.  Lynne would go on to be a mom first for her children and then as they grew, she returned to being a mom to other children through mother’s day out programs and then eventually back in the classroom teaching elementary science at St. Paul’s Elementary School in Pass Christian. Lynne worked at St. Paul’s until her retirement, which was met not long after with her first grandchild, Austin Peytavin Bohn’s birth.


After her beloved grandchildren began joining her life, she spent many an hour making the most beautiful and perfect smocked outfits for each of them.  Lynne relished in each child’s unique personality and gift to the world, and she wanted her precious grandbabies to be seen by others as beautifully as she saw them.  Lynne also had a very practical and calm approach to the most active of little children. She really loved to watch them be individuals.  If you mentioned an apology for how much they moved or played too loudly, she would generously remind you that that is what little boys and girls do.


When Lynne was not making beautiful clothing for her children and later grandchildren, Lynne was an expert, amateur gardener.  She loved leaving things more beautiful than she found them. She did that in all aspects of her life.


Lynne leaves behind a community of friends from the Pass Christian Yacht Club where she frequented ladies' events and socials.  In the height of her life, she was there with her mom, Edith “Peggy” and her sister-in-law “Mac” enjoying life and sometimes a good oyster po boy.  Lynne was deeply proud of her New Orleans and Pass Christian heritage and loved that she was able to live almost all of her life in the area.  She was deeply rooted here, and she was deeply loved here by those who were lucky to know her.


Lynne leaves behind her husband of over 50 years, Rusty Bohn, Jr; three children, Richard Joseph Bohn, III of New Orleans, Louisiana, Gordon Cromwell Bohn (Annemarie Bohn) of Frisco, Texas, and Colleen McCutchon Bohn Bosarge (Nick Bosarge) of Mobile, Alabama. Lynne was delighted to be “Linnie” to her grandchildren. Austin Peytavin Bohn, Hunter Louis Bohn, Parker Eaton Bohn, as well as Ansley Lynn Bosarge and Blake Gaston Bosarge.  She also leaves behind her brother, Bryan Cromwell, and numerous nieces and nephews.


When Lynne entered into heaven, she was greeted by her mother and father, her brother, Richard “Ricky,” her sister, Elizabeth “Beth,” along with her beloved Labradors, “Bubba” and “Skipper.”


Lynne leaves an empty wound in the hearts and lives of her family.  They are comforted that she left this world peacefully and now is with the Lord.


A visitation will be held  on Monday, November 20, 2023, from 10 – 11 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, Pass Christian.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am in the church.  Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Pass Christian where she waits for her loving husband and best friend.


Lynne loved beautiful things and beautiful flowers, however donations in lieu of flowers to St. Vincent DePaul Society in her honor are appreciated as she was a dedicated volunteer and supporter to their many causes, or to Holy Family Parish in Pass Christian, Mississippi.


The Riemann Family Funeral Home, Long Beach, is serving the family and online condolences may be offered at 

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