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Lynn Hash

November 12, 1957 — April 16, 2021

Lynn Ann Hash, 63, of Drummond, passed away April 16, 2021 at St. Pat’s Hospital with her beloved children, husband, and sister at her bedside.

Lynn was born November 12, 1957 at Bethany Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, to Richard and Geraldine Przybylski. She grew up on the Southside of Chicago close to her grandparents and family. She loved to tell stories of a childhood spent visiting friends in the different cultural neighborhoods of Chicago of that time.

Lynn was proud of the time spent in all the different churches and temples. It was from these rich cultural experiences that she learned to cook amazing fares from around the world. Mom was a skilled cook and always prided herself on setting an amazing table for her husband and family.

Lynn met her husband, Kirk Hash, at Hubbard High School and they were married June 22, 1975 following their high school graduation. They spent close to 46 years together and raised four ridiculously awesome children.

In 1981, Lynn and Kirk left Chicago and moved to Drummond, Montana, to begin a new life. Mom loved being a part of Montana and soon became busy raising goats, chickens, and horses. She prided herself in gardening and canning her wares. Mom loved animals and was never without them. Our house was always full of dogs, rabbits, baby goats, guinea pigs, and even pet rats. She also loved the wildlife and has fostered multiple generations of hummingbirds that return every year. At times, we can see up to thirty little hummingbirds on her feeders grappling with each other and bees.

Lynn was an amazing mother. She had endless patience, a firm hand, and would do anything for her children. When her youngest child was ready for kindergarten, mom went back to school at the University of Montana while continuing to raise four children and maintain the household. She graduated in 1996 with a degree in special education. We were all so proud of her.

She taught at Drummond Schools for 21 years. She had a passion for teaching children with disabilities that bloomed with helping her own son with deafness. She loved her students very much and always wanted the very best for them. She was so proud when a past student went on to do good things.

Anyone who really knew Lynn, knows that she had a wonderful, yet slightly warped, sense of humor. When she would get to laughing, it was impossible to not laugh with her even if you did not understand what the joke was about. We have memories of her reading Dave Barry in the morning and laughing until tears ran down her cheeks. She especially loved the story about the blown-up beached whale and the screaming spectators fleeing flying blubber.

At her daughter’s Christine’s wedding, mom went all out and ordered a sparkly outfit to wear as the proud mother of the bride. Unfortunately, the outfit was heavily coated in glitter that was not properly affixed to the garment. Throughout the entire wedding and reception, we all knew where mom was that day as a trail of sparkles followed her. It was so bad that mom became very concerned that we would have to pay an additional cleaning fee (you see, confetti was not allowed at the venue). The situation was made all the worse by two young granddaughters constantly shaking and stroking the shirt because they loved the sparkles.

While mom was an incredibly caring mother, she also never missed an opportunity to torture and traumatize her children with fun pranks. When her eldest son, Kirk, was watching horror movies as a teenager, she decided to position herself on the stairs with a cleaver so just the frightening shadow could be seen from his vantage. She waited several minutes before we heard the alarmed “ahhh” from the basement. She then hurried to put it away and sat calmly at the table.

She did similar pranks to Michael, her younger son. On one occasion, she kept saying she saw something in the air vent. He, naturally, came to inspect the vent as well to help identify the mysterious object. At that point, she screamed, “it’s an eye!!” That boy ran out of there so fast while mom laughed uncontrollably and wiped away tears.

Last Christmas, she bought her grand dog, Fauna, a special gift. A dog swing for exercise. The box describes dog walking as stupid and that you can hang this swing anywhere. You see, Fauna, has epilepsy so Katherine was not convinced that Fauna would like this swing or that it was even appropriate. Carefully, it is remarked that Fauna could try it, but she may not like it as mom finally busted up. Turns out the box was a joke and the real gift was just inside. The absurdity of it had us laughing for an hour. Crazily enough, she got Katherine again less than a month later by giving her granddaughter, Anna, a 12,000-piece puzzle of a plain, one-shade, blue sky and one small moon. Other varieties of puzzles included a lawn, grandpa’s burlap bag, and grains of rice. Once again, she watched Katherine grapple with the idea that a 17-year-old may not want to do such a complex puzzle of just a blue sky before she finally cracked and started laughing.

As we sat bedside, these were the stories we shared back and forth. There are so many stories just like these that surrounded my mom. Stories of her having to shoot rattlesnakes and unruly roosters; stories of mischief; and stories of when she would get fierce to protect one of her children, grandchildren, or students. She was so loved and will be sorely missed.

Lynn is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Geraldine Przybylski, and her grandparents.

Lynn is survived by her husband, Kirk Hash Sr., and her four children, Kirk Hash Jr., Katherine (Robert) Senecal, Michael (Rachael) Hash, and Christine (Cotton) Weekes. Though she had a goal of ten grandchildren, she is survived by eight amazing grandchildren that she was so proud of and loved very much: Audrey Senecal, Anna Senecal, Joseph Senecal, Ethan Hash, Preston Hash, Hannah Hash, Eli Weekes, and Alynn Weekes. She also survived by her four siblings, Richard (Jayne) Przybylski, Steven (Stephana) Przybylski, Lori (Ronald) Rudnicki, and Gerald Przybylski as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service for the immediate family is planned for April 21, 2021. A memorial service officiated by Chaplain Lowell Hochhalter is planned for 4:00 p.m. on April 21, 2021 at the Drummond Community Hall. Reception to immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Lynn Hash GoFundMe page established to help with medical and funeral costs or a charity of your choice.
We love you and will miss you forever, Crushina.


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