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.
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