LYN J. KUX

Posted On February 9th, 2014 -

2-9 LYN J. KUXLYN J. KUX Lyn passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Castle Hospital in Kailua. She fought a long brave battle against Multiple Myeloma with Courage, Strength, Grace, Dignity and Grit. Lyn was born in Sacramento, CA to Andrew and Betty (Baker) Miner. She was later adopted by her step-father, Dan Littleton whom she loved dearly. Lyn graduated from UC Berkley and traveled to Hawaii on the Lurline where she met her first husband, Dave Cowan. She and Dave had four children, two of whom were born in Queenstown, NZ where they lived for 5 years. In 1977 Lyn married Steve Kux. He was her best friend, confidant and travel partner. They shared 37 amazing years together. Lyn lived her life to the fullest. She loved being on the water – Hobie Cat racing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding in Kailua Bay and sailing on her boat, Kuleana. She was also an avid marathon runner for many years and kept up with her physical fitness to the very end. Lyn loved adventure. She and Steve traveled the world together and crossed many things off their bucket list. Her career path was also an adventure. She worked as an animal trainer at Sea Life Park and Kewalo Basin, then earned her LCSW from UH Manoa and spent the remainder of her career helping people in her private practice. Her most recent passion was being a docent at the Honolulu Museum of Art where she focused on the Wounded Warrior Program. Even thru her chemotherapy, she and her therapy dog Lili showed up to help the warriors. Lyn is survived by her husband, Steve Kux; children, Tiare (Rich) Pinto, Jeff (Tori) Cowan, Rick (Luisa) Cowan and Lisa (Tommy) Routsong; grandchildren, David, Andrew, Austin, Kainoa, Nai’a, Rudy, Sam and Max; great-grandchildren, Cadence and Aidyn; sisters, Rene and Karen; and her beloved dogs, Sasha, Lili and Daisy and cats, Tink and Punkin. A private service was held at Kalama Beach in Kailua. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Honolulu Art Museum – Wounded Warrior Program or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to the caring staff at Castle Hospital and a special thank you to Dr. Cho and Dr. Naai and all of their staff for caring for Lyn for the last 10 years.


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