He had a rich professional life, becoming President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division and the President of the faculty senate at USU. Besides authoring 48+ significant publications Lynn became the first department chair of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University. With all he achieved professionally Lynn’s proudest accomplishments were his two children, Michael (27) and Stacia (22) Dudley. A devoted father he never missed a dance recital, sporting event, graduation and acted as scout master for Logan, Utah’s troop one for many years. His greatest passion in life was his wife of 33 years, Caryn Beck-Dudley whom he met at Utah State University and asked to marry her three dates later.
He is survived by his wife; two children; brothers: Wayne (Becki), Ken (Vickie), Mark (Elsa), and step siblings: Reed (Connie) Bailey, Rick (Judy) Bailey, Marilyn (Jeff) Stove; mother, Joyce Bailey; in-laws, Malcolm and Sharon Beck; brothers-in-law: Randy (Chari), Gary (Annemargret); numerous nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.
A Celebrations of Lynn’s Life was held Saturday, Sept. 14, at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 North Main Street, Heber City. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation be made to the Florida State Foundation ONE.Fsu.Edu EOAS General Development Fund in Lynn’s Honor.