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1949 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
LINDSEY JYDSTRUP An amazing mom, wife, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin and political activist, Lindsey Jydstrup, age 68, passed away peacefully January 29, 2018, surrounded by family after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Lindsey Riggs was born July 23, 1949 and raised in Odessa, Texas, to Tillman and Virginia. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned a degree in Journalism. She started her career as a teacher before transitioning to communications with an emphasis in politics. She worked as press secretary for Nevada Congressman Jim Santini, where she met her husband, Doug, whom she married in 1983. She was a force in Nevada politics, including directing the Democratic Legislative Caucus for many years, where she was involved with hundreds of campaigns. She was an avid traveler and loved cruising, even through her diagnosis. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Leslie. She is survived by her husband; daughter, Andrea (Stephen); grandson, Emmett; son, Jay (Evie); niece, Sarah Beth Shapiro; cousin, Stephen Macartney; and numerous beloved family members in Texas. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 10, at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada or Helen Jydstrup Elementary School.
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