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.
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.