Lynn Leshgold Rosencrantz

Lynn Rosencrantz in her home in Las Vegas, NV.
Lynn Rosencrantz in her home in Las Vegas, NV.
Photograph of Lillian Kronberg, Lynn Rosencrantz, Carolyn Goodman, and Roberta Sabbath, 1970s
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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