Lynn Christine Foell, of Edmond, Okla., a devoted mother, loving friend, and accomplished professional, died at home the day before Thanksgiving. She was an inspiration to those who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Lynn, or Chris as she was often called, was born in Blackwell, Okla., and graduated from Blackwell High School. She earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. She was also a licensed professional counselor. Chris’s professional life was primarily devoted to working with and for children. Her career began in the early 1980s as a social worker for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, working with troubled teens and at-risk children. In the early 1990s she worked at NorthCare, a community mental health center, where she developed a transitional living program for vulnerable teenagers. After working at NorthCare she returned to working for the state, retiring from the Adoption Services Division of DHS in April. Chris’s professional accomplishments also include applying her entrepreneurial spirit on behalf of children. She was the founder, owner, and director of Oklahoma Home Study. Oklahoma Home Study provided home study assessments to families seeking to adopt. Chris is survived by her devoted son, Nathaniel Garrett Foell, and by many loving members of her adopted family, the Jacks family. Among those fortunate enough to know her, her passion for life and concern for others will endure as a model for a life well-lived. A celebration of Chris’s life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5, at Baggerley Funeral Home, Edmond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NorthCare at NorthCare.com/give. Visit Chris’s online memorial at Baggerley.com.
Published on  December 1, 2015