Lynn Marshall Pratt was born in Everett, Washington to Lee M. and Lois M. Pratt on December 16, 1940. He was raised in Seattle, Washington and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle. Lynn had a life-long interest in things mechanical and electronics. After high school he joined the Air Force where he honed his skills in the technical field of operating, testing and trouble shooting a variety of radar and other electronic equipment.|
After the Air Force, Lynn worked for Honeywell, Bendix, and on NASA Tracking sites all over the world. Some of the satellites he monitored were tracking the habits of bears in hibernation, space launches, and performing laser tracking of movements along earthquake fault lines.
Since 1958 Lynn has been in love with Northern Idaho. He always returned to Careywood and the Kellogg Ranch before he went on to his next assignment. Upon retirement he bought a ranch at Moyie Springs and added to his collection of big toys - two tractors, a back-hoe, a caterpillar grader, a Ford Excavator, and several other trucks and earth-moving implements. His second passion was salmon fishing, especially the annual extended-family trips to Buck's Trophy Lodge ar Rivers Inlet, BC.
Lynn is sorely missed. Any donations in his name can be made to the Curley Creek Volunteer Fire District (CCVFD Treasurer, PO Box 36, Moyie Springs, ID 83845), or to the charity of your choice. Family and friends are invited to sign Lynn's Memorial Book at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home