Lynn Fechser Anderson

Lynn Fechser Anderson graduated from the Brigham Young University with a major in English. Her first experience in education was teaching Freshman English at BYU while her husband, Gary, finished his undergraduate studies. She later earned an M.A. at San Francisco State University. In 1991, Lynn and Gary founded the EBMRF, a foundation to fund research of the disease that took the lives of two of their children. Their three living children have gifted them with ten grandchildren. Both Lynn and Gary have been for many years committed to the cause of religious freedom and have been privileged to be part of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. After a beautiful and successful life, including 57 years of marriage to Lynn, Gary passed away May 27, 2017 at age 79, following a long, courageous, and optimistic battle with Lewy Body Disease. Gary graduated from Brigham Young University after serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil. He then earned a law degree from the Berkeley Law School. While a partner with a San Francisco law firm, Farella, Braun and Martel, Gary served on the Board of Visitors for the BYU Law School, as chairman of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society for the San Francisco Bay Area, and then International Chairman of the JRC Law Society. Gary was also inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.