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Lynn Leshgold Rosencrantz

Lynn Rosencrantz in her home in Las Vegas, NV.
In 1949, Lynn Leshgold Rosencrantz was born in Portland, Oregon, and spent her childhood there 
as a member of a vibrant Jewish community. Twenty-five years later, she married Arne 
Rosencrantz, and relocated to Las Vegas to join her husband who was working at Garrett’s 
Furniture, a company they would later own.  Her first job in the city was teaching hearing impaired 
students at Ruby Thomas Elementary School.   
Rosencrantz received a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from the University of 
Nevada, Las Vegas, and later, became the buyer for all Garrett’s non-furniture merchandise after 
a store fire.  She now uses her creativity as a jewelry designer, while also working as a spiritual 
therapist.  Rosencrantz’s community service experiences had included leadership roles with the 
Jewish Federation’s Young Leadership Program, Junior League, ORT, Jewish Family Service and 
University Medical Center.
 
Sources: 
 
Rosencrantz, Lynn Leshgold. Interview 2016 January 7. Transcript. OH-02529. Oral History
Research Center. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Las Vegas Nevada.
Las Vegas, Nevada.
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