Rare illness claims life of third Frohnmayer daughter

The University of Oregon mourns the loss of Amy Frohnmayer Winn, who died early Sunday morning at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

The daughter of Lynn Frohnmayer and the late Dave Frohnmayer, UO president emeritus, Winn suffered from a rare genetic disorder, Fanconi anemia, which caused the deaths of her two older sisters: Katie at age 12 in 1991 and Kirsten at 24 in 1997. Winn was 29.

Articles were posted to the website of the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, where Winn was a board member, and The Register-Guard and The Oregonian.

She is survived by her husband Alex Winn of Bend, her mother and her two brothers, Mark and Jonathan.