Obituary: Lindsey Reiniger, 25, gifted artist

Lindsey Anne Harper Reiniger joined her Heavenly father on Monday, Jan. 5.

She was born on July 9, 1989, to Barbara and Haigh Reiniger in Boston, Mass., where she resided until 1995, when she and her mother moved to New Canaan. Lindsey attended the New Canaan schools through her sophomore year and then transferred to the Academic Magnet High School in Charleston, S.C. She received her high school diploma from Rippowam High School.

Lindsey was a gifted linguist. During her freshman year, Lindsey placed third highest in a statewide French writing and speaking proficiency exam. Placing fourth in her sophomore year, Lindsey received a scholarship award from the World Affairs Forum to study in France that summer.

Most importantly, Lindsey was a gifted artist and musician, who was happiest while painting, drawing or strumming her electric guitar. Her artistic talents were  recognized early when she was selected in elementary school to be enrolled at the Saxe Middle School’s “Challenge in Arts Program.” Her high school class named her “Most Artistic Student.” At the time of her passing, Lindsey was pursuing a career to help others through nursing by attending Norwalk Community College. While studying, she worked part-time at Scotts Corner Market in Pound Ridge.

Above all else, she was a very loving, caring and sensitive human being. Spending quality time with the people she loved, doing somersaults on the back lawn on a sunny day, while at the same time appreciating all the natural beauty God surrounded her with, always put a smile on her face. She never saw a flower that she did not want to go up to and smell or see a living creature that did not bring her joy. Her love, beauty, kind heart, and sensitivity will live on through all the people she touched over the course of her life.

Survivors include her mother, Barbara Minor Reiniger of New Canaan; and her father, Haigh Scott Reiniger of Edgefield, S.C. Lindsey is also survived by her maternal grandfather, Lance Minor of New Canaan, his wife Margie, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her maternal grandmother, Barbara Minor, and paternal grandparents, Anne and Haigh Reiniger.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10, at the Stanwich Congregational Church 202 Taconic Road, Greenwich. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stanwich Congregational Church.

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