Lin Grimm

Nov. 8, 1991 - May 21, 2024

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Our beloved adult offspring, Lin Hecate Grimm, also known as Possum, ellgrimm,, KinokoHutsuji, Grimm, and in childhood and adolescence as Rachel Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Charbonneau, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Tucson, AZ, at age 32, after a short illness. Lin was gentle, kind and artistic, with a sidebar of sharp wit. We miss them terribly. Lin was born November 8, 1991, in North Richland Hills, TX, and lived in Keller, TX, until the family moved to Tucson, AZ, when they were in second grade. Lin attended Ironwood Elementary and Tortolita Middle School in Marana USD. Lin graduated from Marana’s Mountain View High School in 2010, and from Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, in 2013. Over the years, Lin had a wide variety of work experiences, and learned about themselves, other people and the world with each position. Lin’s jobs included being a clerk at their grandparents’ hardware store in Texas, building artisanal kaleidoscopes, being head counselor for a Girl Scout summer camp, serving as a barista of fine tea, working on the kitchen crew making artisan raw sauerkraut and repping it at the Olympia Farmer’s Market, and assisting in production of an anti-COVID face mask that captured and neutralized the virus. Above all, Lin was an artist specializing in visual and digital media. Lin started to build artistic skills even before high school and continued throughout their life. Links to some of their art are at bottom. More recently, Lin was beginning to explore music; see links at bottom for a completed recording. Lin’s family extends sincere thanks to the medical personnel and staff at Golder Ranch Fire Department, Northwest Medical Center, Banner UMC Hospital, Banner North, Banner South, Banner Orange Grove, Casas Adobes Post Acute Rehab Center and the medical transport personnel who worked with Lin these past two months. We appreciate all your efforts. Lin is survived by their parents, Steven E ‘Steve’ and Lorena E ‘Lori’ Charbonneau of Tucson, AZ, and brother Thomas ‘Tom’ (spouse Wendy) Pledger, currently serving with the US Army in Germany. Also survived by partner BoLen Turnbow of Bastrop, Louisiana; partner Calix Smith-Crowley and their fur baby Minerva, of Sacramento, CA; grandmother Emily Gribble of Blue Ridge, TX; aunts Cathy Gribble Ries and Sheryl Gribble of Blue Ridge, TX, Virginia (Gary) Timm of White City, KS, and JoAnne (Scott) Breault of Wamego, KS; uncle Loren (Christine) Charbonneau of Clyde, KS; nieces Ann, Grace and Lilly Pledger of Germany; and numerous heartbroken cousins, family members and friends. Lin was predeceased by grandparents Eddie and Leona Charbonneau of Clifton, Kansas, and grandfather Thomas Gribble of Blue Ridge, Texas. Desert Sunset Funeral Home, Tucson, AZ, and Earth Funeral of Auburn, Washington, , are attending to Lin’s remains. No funeral is planned, and all are invited to Celebration of Life events being planned for Lin over the next few months at places that were important in their life. Celebrations are currently proposed for northwest Washington state in early June 2024; Leonard, Texas on June 16, 2024; Canby, Oregon on August 3, 2024; and dates TBD north central Kansas; Tucson, Arizona; Sacramento, California. At Lin’s Celebration of Life events, the family would love to meet with any and all who knew Lin or knew of Lin through family and friends, and who would like to share memories, laughter and perhaps tears with us. Please check on Facebook or back at this website for details as celebration plans are finalized. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in remembrance of Lin. Here are some organizations that were important to them. Or contribute to your favorite charity which works to make the world a better, kinder, more beautiful place. - BICAS, Tucson, AZ, - Gender Health Center, Sacramento, CA, - Stonewall Youth, Olympia, WA, - The Foundation to Reduce World Suck (founded by John and Hank Green), Missoula, MT Some links to Lin Grimm’s original artwork and music: Note - some of Lin’s art is not appropriate for under-18 year olds, and perhaps also not for some over-18 year olds! Be aware, be responsible for yourself. Read and heed site warnings. music: music:


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