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Lynn Marie Ochoa

Lynn Marie Ochoa, of Swanton, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on January 18, 1955 in Toledo, Ohio to Mary Anne (Quinn) and Wayne William Foreman.

She was a member of the St. Ursula Academy class of 1973.

She was married February 28, 1974 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Henry Ochoa.

Lynn was known to be an excellent canine obedience trainer. Her beloved dogs have won numerous awards in the show ring and she took the training of her dogs very seriously. She was especially fond of the boxer breed and owned numerous boxers through the years.

In addition, she was a dedicated, long-time employee of Schmidt Bros., Inc., Swanton. For over 38 years, she managed multiple areas of the greenhouse and had a propensity for computer programs. Her work ethic was unmatched and she sought to foster that principle in her co-workers.

She was predeceased by her mother Mary Anne (November 27, 2000) and father Wayne W. (July 3, 1995).

Surviving is her loving husband of 43 years, Henry Ochoa. Also surviving are her six siblings Mary Patricia (Craig) Riker, Sylvania, Ohio; Marcia Anne Foreman, Pensacola, Florida; Terrance (Chris) Foreman, Sylvania, Ohio; Denise (Scott) Carroll, Grand Haven, Michigan; John (Mary Jo) Foreman, Toledo; and Timothy (Monica) Foreman, Toledo.

Her sarcastic wit and plain speak are already sorely missed by her surviving nieces and nephews Cynthia Mulligan, Catherine Riker (‘Little Lynn’), Benjamin Carroll, Barbara Joy Giroux, Cameron Carroll, Anne Carroll and Elizabeth Foreman. She has a growing number of grand-nieces and grand-nephews that will be raised with “Aunt Lynn” stories.

Visitation will be held at Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut Street, Swanton, Ohio 43558 on Friday, October 20

from 5-7pm followed immediately by a memorial service.

Donations in Lynn’s memory may be made to the American Boxer Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 1607, Mt. Dora, FL 32756, Phone: 301-775-5089, Email: info@abcfoundation.org.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Friday, October 20th from 5 to 7 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Memorial Service: Friday, October 20th at 7:00 pm in the Funeral Home

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I've known Lynn for many years and I am deeply sorry to hear this.

Lyn Kalinoski Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

Henry, I am saddened and so very sorry to hear about Lynns passing. I looked forward to her coming in to McDonalds calling out "Whats up Sweettart" when she saw me!! A wonderful lady who will truly be missed! Thoughts and prayers with you and the family.

Sherrie Ramey Oct 22 2017 12:00 AM

Lynn was a wonderful person. She was a fabulous dog trainer. I am shocked and saddened by this news. Lynn's presence at dog shows (Obedience trials) will be sorely missed. Lynn was one in a million. She was much too young to have this happen to her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May God bless her and her family.

Anita Eisthen Oct 21 2017 12:00 AM

Henry, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I recall the great times working with you and Lynn on the farm. She was a great role model and her work ethic was an inspiration. My deepest condolences.

Brian Berkebile Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

Henry and family members: I was stunned by this posting. I met Lynn at the ABC in the 1990's and she was so friendly. I have always looked forward to seeing her again at the ABC each year and I will miss her smile, personality and her love that she showed to everyone. The ABC obedience area will not be the same. We will all miss her.

Nadine kuhlemeier Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

My dearest friend Henry, my Prayers go out to you. I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, Lynn Marie. Be strong my friend, you have family and friends to talk with if needed. May she R.I.P. forever.

Marie Davis Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM

I have known Lynn for over 23 years and immediately loved her funny, witty, and frank ways of saying things. We met at Pups N People when I was training my first golden, Brandy and because of his silly nature, Lynn quickly named him "Bran Flake" and she was training a wonderful boxer named Party that soon became "the Party Girl." We had so many wonderful times training and showing these dogs and through the years training many other dogs. There were times when I would be frustrated with a training issue and she would come along and just say something funny and make me laugh. She was always uplifting and willing to help with anything. She will be sorely missed. Henry, I am so sorry for your loss--I loved her so.

Dorene Spotts Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest and most sincere condolences to you Henry and to family members.May God be with all of you during this difficult time and give you strength to endure your days ahead.Prayers are with you all.

Gary and Nancy McGibbeny(68 Charger) Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Lynn

Lila Dann Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM

Henry and family We are very sorry to hear of your loss.Jackie and I are saying a prayer for you and we know its tough right now but we are sure you will get through it.God be with you

Ron & Jackie McAtee Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM

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