Lynne Marie Grossi of Santa Cruz passed away at the age of 62 on February 8, 2018. She was born in Santa Cruz to Robert L. and Pat Grossi on January 26, 1956. A third generation Santa Cruzan, Lynne attended Harbor High School where she graduated in 1974. While working at Intel, she attended Mission College in Santa Clara where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electronics.
Lynne retired from Intel in 2007 after 20 years. She has been involved in 4-H most of her life. As a youth she worked in the 4-H camp kitchen and as an adult she was on the Camp Loma Board of Directors and Treasurer. Lynne was also a six-year Freedom Rotary member.
She was a volunteer at Santa Cruz County Fair Livestock Department since 1980 and became head of the department in 1992. She was also a judging clerk throughout the state for many years and for the past 15 years she prepared the entry guide for the Fair.
Before retiring from Intel she began volunteering at the Agriculture History Project (AHP). After retiring she volunteered as the office manager for AHP, did the gardening; which she loved, mowed the lawns, and took care of the chickens. She helped build the Codiga Center & Museum and other buildings at AHP as well as chairing a number of special events. Six years ago she was asked to be the office manager of the Fairgrounds so she began volunteering half time at AHP and half time for the Fairgrounds.
Lynne is survived by her mother Pat Grossi, twin sister Carol Grossi and one niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by her father Robert L. Grossi who passed away in 1988.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Agricultural History Project, P.O. Box 1181, Watsonville, CA 95077 or the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation, P.O. Box 1806, Freedom, CA 95019.
If you would like to offer your condolences to Lynne’s family, share your memories or light a candle in her honor, please visit www.scmemorial.com.
Faithful Friend of the Santa Cruz County Fair and Agriculture History Project. A memorial service and potluck will be held in the Crosetti Building at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 10 at 4:00 in the afternoon.