Memorial services for Lynda were held at the Church of the Recessional at the Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
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Lynda “Nene” Angelica Noche Reyes, 67, passed away on July 9, 2022, at Kaiser Permanente L.A. Medical Center. She is survived by her husband Albert Natian, sons Roy and Allen, and siblings Monette and Jojo Reyes. She was interred at Glendale Forest Lawn on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
Lynda was born in Manila, Philippines, on August 5, 1954, to Armando Reyes and Sergia Noche Reyes. Lynda “Nene” and her siblings, Antonio “Boy,” Guia “Baby,” Hermosa “Monette,” and Armandson “Jojo” grew up in Makati City.
Lynda graduated with a BFA in Painting and served as a Professor of Humanities at the University of the Philippines in Manila before pursuing her MA in Art History at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. There she met her husband, Albert Natian, also a graduate student. Both left Illinois and moved to California and started a family. They raised two sons, Roy and Allen, in a home filled with art, books, music, laughter, and love.
Lynda taught Art History in colleges across southern California for over two decades. Lynda’s award-winning art was featured in exhibits across the United States and Canada. In 2018, she presented her solo exhibition of oil and watercolor at the Betsy Lueke Creative Center for the Arts in Burbank. Her publications on Philippine ethnic art and seminal work, “The Textiles of the Southern Philippines,” can be found in libraries and institutions worldwide.
What Lynda’s artwork means in her own words:
I want to create 2-dimensional works that will trigger a lasting smile, a lasting longing to look, and a lasting visual imagery that will encourage some positive view of our wonderful world and the people living in it. I do not aspire to be the solitary eccentric, genius artist removed from the community. I want to actively interact with the community and for my paintings to relate to the society I am in.
➡️ Visit the homepage to view Lynda’s artworks.