Lynn Wilbur

Lynn Wilbur, a long-time resident of Redlands, died November 17, 2018 at Redlands Community Hospital. Lynn was born June 25, 1925 to DeLos and Lucile Wilbur in Burbank. In 1934 the family moved to Oceanside where Lynn grew up enjoying life at the beach. Following his graduation from Oceanside High School in 1943, he served in the U.S. Navy until his discharge in 1946. He then started his forty-one year working career with the local telephone company: California Water and Telephone then General Telephone, retiring in 1988.

On January 17, 1948 Lynn married Frances Rundell at the Redlands Methodist Church. Together they had three daughters – Mary Lu, Carolyn, and Dorothy. Lynn was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Redlands since 1943. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Dorothy, sister Doris Wells Yarbrough, and brother Wesley Wilbur. Surviving him are his wife of 70 years, Frances, daughters Mary Lu Green (Dennis) of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Carolyn Erickson (Elwyn) of San Jose, son-in-law Robert Wheeler of Riverside, grandchildren Andrew Green (Amber), Rebecca Carlson (Blake), Kenric Erickson (Caren Leong), Kristin Erickson, and Bryan Wheeler (Danielle), and eight great grandchildren.

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