Retta Lynn Stanard Lund was a bestselling composer, arranger, and musician. She started composing as a little girl and by the time she was 12 years old, she was the ward organist. At the age of 16 she was her stake’s organist.
She was prolific and wrote or arranged 300 pieces of choral, piano, and instrumental songs, which include “A Marvelous Work,” “Greater Love Hath No Man,” and “There Is No Other Name”. She collaborated with Mabel Jones Gabbott on several Primary songs.
Lynn and her husband, Gerald N. Lund, collaborated on six cantatas and other musical projects such as “The Music of the Work and the Glory.” They were the parents of seven children.
Lynn was born on June 21, 1942, in Great Falls, Montana, and died in her Utah home on June 10, 2014.