Weiss, Lynn

October 5, 1935 - August 21, 2020

Dr. Lynn Weiss quietly passed away from this life on Friday, August 21st, 2020 at the age of 84. Dr. Weiss (“Call me Lynn” – to those in her life) will be remembered as a passionate advocate for positive energy, helping those around her, and creating a voice for those who may have not been able to find theirs.

Lynn was a mother, friend, author of more than a dozen acclaimed books, a clinical psychotherapist, talk show host and media personality on WFAA TV & KLIF Radio among others, and a friend that listened while running a clinical practice in the Dallas area for almost 20 years.

Lynn was born on October 5, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio to Paul Smith Krug and Emma Lee Briggen Krug. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from North Phoenix High School and from the University of Arizona. She furthered her education by attaining an MA from New York University and a PhD from the University of Santa Barbara.

Lynn moved to the Dallas area in 1973 where she opened a counseling practice and began her long journey to help shine a light on and create a path for people who were lost in themselves. Over the years she focused her attention on ADD/ADHD, child development, trauma, and abuse. As a counselor, educator, and trainer, she wrote and published more than a dozen books.

In 1992, going into semi-retirement, Lynn moved to Bastrop, Texas, a beautiful piece of land up on a cliff overlooking the Colorado River. She loved living “on the cliff” with Candy (her loving dog). She continued writing her books and consulting over the next dozen years. In the mid-2000’s, she moved back to Dallas to be closer to her grandchildren. Her life-long interests and loves were family and friends, good conversations and creative teamwork, writing, painting, traveling and exploring new places, kindness to people and animals, and the spirituality of nature.

The family would like to express appreciation to the loving care given to Lynn by the staff at Briarview Senior Living.

Lynn is survived by:

Her son Aaron Weiss, his wife Rebecca and children Alexandra and Zachery; her son Mendel Weiss, Mendel’s wife Kim and children Hannah, Jennie, and Ethan; Lynn’s cousins Frederic Mann, Wanda Mann, Nancy Mann Kimbrell, and Lisa Mann Morrison.

Lynn has asked to be cremated and her ashes spread somewhere in nature where she can be close to what she loved. Services will be announced soon.

If anyone has a story, poem or quote, we will be glad to let you read it at the ceremony, or you may want to send it to the guest book on the Aria website. Rest in Peace, Lynn. Enjoy your “view from the cliff”.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

17 replies on “Weiss, Lynn”

John Myers says:

Lynn was a member of Cand Lighters, a dementia support group sponsored by Horizon U U church in Carrollton, Texas. May she be at peace.

Lora Brandis says:

On behalf of the members of Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, I offer condolences to Lynn’s family on her loss. She attended our congregation for a short time and many of us loved getting to know her.

Sally Weiss says:

So sorry for your loss. Lynn was a beautiful soul. I loved her. Sally

Joyce Friends says:

Our deepest sympathies. Lynn was a wonderful woman. Don and Joyce Friends

Mary Whisler says:

I so loved hearing Dr. Lynn on the radio. She was a bright voice of encouragement and consolation. She would say “put me in your pocket” (perhaps not exact words) and she would be with me in challenging moments. She was in my pocket when I overcame a phobia crossing the highest bridges and overpasses. Thanks, Dr. Lynn, for being a bright light in my life. You are missed!

Wanda Mann says:

Lynn, you will be missed and remembered as a loving member of our family circle. We wish Aaron and Mendel to have our condolences and all the grandchildren to know that their Nonie loved them very much! Love, Wanda and Fred

Nancy Forema says:

I enjoyed talking with, listening to, and learning from Lynn. A wise woman.

Ruth Trudeau says:

Lynn was a very bright light at Horizon UU Church. It was some time after I met her there that I realized she was someone I loved to hear on KLIF AM. I had even gone to one of her presentations at an area church. This was after I had moved here from Atlanta in 1988. She was a warm, friendly, helpful and wonderfully intelligent woman. I am so glad I knew her.

Cara Snyder says:

I miss you, Lynn! Though I only knew you a few short years, you were a great blessing in my life. I miss you!

Michael Katz says:

Dr. Weiss helped my family back in 1986 when I called her radio show and reccomended we get in touch The National Alliance For Mental Illness, we did and got much help and became advocates for persons that lived with mental illnesses and their families. Rest in Peace Dr.Weiss.

Betty Ewing Dicken says:

When I met Bob Dicken he was new in Recovery. When he told his “story” – he always mentioned his “Angel” – Lynn Weiss. As Bob is declining daily – I told him his “Angel” had gone ahead of him and I’m sure would greet him on his arrival in Heaven!
With my love and gratitude,
Betty Dicken

Janis Dworkis says:

I was lucky and honored to call Lynn a friend. She changed my life in so many ways, opening my mind to ways of thinking or problem solving I had never considered.Lynn was a creative soul, full of love. I’m thrilled to see such a full and beautiful tribute to her by her family in this obituary. I know you are resting in peace, Lynn. I will always miss you. Sending love to you now. Janis

Rochelle Rabouin says:

I first met Lynn in the mid 1990’s. She was a guest on my IN YOUR INTEREST TV program. She was super smart, funny, beautiful, compassionate and a wonderful teacher. I will miss her dearly.

Deborah Schmidt says:

I am so grateful to have known Lynn. She mentored me through a very rough time in my life. We shared the love of nature, swimming and she was a very big supporter of my music and my yoga therapy practice. I miss her already. Travel well, Lynn. I love you and thank you for being such a loving, kind person.

Sally Hutcheson Akehi says:

I first met Lynn at several ADD conferences. I read several books. One was re: the FIVE (not 3) types of ADD. In that book (title might be wrong) but she described me to a T. My two sons, now grown need more info about their diagnoses and I’m looking for that title which describes many different angles of ADD. I will keep looking! Thank you for this website. I felt very close to Lynn. Happy that you have been such a blessing to so many people Be at peace! Sally

Sima Cheregosha says:

I lost touch with Lynn and I finally found her only to learn that she passed away last year. This is so sad…. we need more Lynns in this world. Sending love your way Lynn. Sima

Sima Cheregosha says:

I lost touch with Lynn and I finally found her only to learn that she passed away last year. This is so sad…. Sima

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