Lynn M. Carlile
29 July, 1934 – 21 April, 2021
Lynn M. Carlile passed away peacefully on April 21, 2021 in Colorado Springs after a brief stay in hospice care. She was born July 29th, 1934 in Pittsburg, PA to parents Arthur T. Mahan and Marta L. Larson. She was the second of three siblings and was preceded in death by her sister Carla and brother Dick.
She is survived by Bob, her husband of 58 years, three children: Jim (Kristin) Carlile of Birmingham, AL; Elizabeth (David) Briggs of High Point, NC; and Andrew (Sarah) Carlile of Monument, CO; and six grandchildren that were her pride and joy: Olivia & Jackson, Katherine & Victoria, and Amelia & Cameron.
Lynn attended North Texas State University. After graduation she worked as a flight attendant for Continental Airlines, and then as a Radiology Lab Technician at Texas Medical Center in Houston. She also served as an Auxiliary member of the U.S. Naval Reserve.
In Texas she met the love of her life Bob and they married in 1962. Together they raised their family in Houston, then Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta Georgia.
When it was time to retire in 1994, Lynn and Bob moved to Colorado Springs. She was a very active member of her church and served as a member of its Altar Guild for many years. She was an excellent chef and nothing pleased her more than to cook gourmet meals and desserts for her family and friends. She loved dogs, gardening, feeding birds at the backyard feeder, and the Episcopal Church. She was also a founding member of a tight knit group of Colorado Springs friends that called themselves “The Martini Club” and had lots of good times together.
Throughout her life Lynn strived to help others through volunteer service or other support. Just a few of her many activities included being a Cub Scout Leader, a “candy stripe” hospital volunteer, and sponsoring several Native American students at the Navajo School in Tuba City, AZ. She was a long time member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
The family would like to thank the staff at Homewell Care Services, Garden Ranch Assisted Living, and Abode of Colorado Hospice team for the loving care they provided to Lynn.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Memorial services will be held on June 5th at 2:00 pm at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service
Saturday, 5 June , 2021
Lynn M. Carlile
4 May 2021
My name is Alice Frazier the caregiver from Homewellcare services, Just wanted the family and friends of the Carliles to know that Lynn Carlile was like a mother to me as well as Mr Carlile was a father, she was easy to care for because she listened and she tried hard to get better by making cakes and cooking. She was so loving ❤ she would grab my face and thank me for taking care of her, she will always have a place in my heart, and I can always say I truly loved ♥ her, and she will be truly missed. Love you always Alice 💓
26 April 2021
Lynn was a joy to work with on the Altar Guild.
We shared stories about crows and ravens. What smart birds they are and how much fun to watch.
Always the lady! We will miss her.