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Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home

4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX

OBITUARY

Lynn Smith

December 7, 1949December 12, 2019

Lynn Smith, age 70, Arlington, passed away December 12, 2019. She was born December 7, 1949, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Lynn married James (Jim) Smith on January 4, 1980; and he preceded her in death on April 22, 2019.

Lynn was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Winthrop University in 1972. Having worked as a legal assistant for more than 30 years in Washington, D.C., and the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, she retired in 2005. Lynn never met a stranger and loved to share stories. She had a love for the ocean, collected sea shells and enjoyed time spent on the beach.

A celebration of Lynn’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Inurnment Thursday, January 16, 2020

Memories

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Jane DeLoach Arrington

January 18, 2020

"Memories pressed between the pages of my mind"-sledding at night with neighbors on Beth Court, riding waves at Ocean Drive Beach, swimming almost daily at Camp Croft pool, family rides through the Blue Ridge Mountains each fall, you and I dressed to the hilt with gorgeous Easter Outfits, the Beacon, the canteen at Spartanburg High, days at Winthrop, licorice you delivered to Steve for lumbar punctures at Walter Reed, laughter with your nieces and nephews. Too many memories to count--"Memories sweetened through the years just like wine". Rest in peace Sis

Cynthia Newell

January 17, 2020

Lynn and Jim were in our wedding. Lynn was so creative! She made jewelry and crocheted. I have gifts of both from her. She always had a kind word for all she met, and a very large heart.

Kate Marshall

January 16, 2020

I hadn’t seen you in a long time but now I miss you so much. It hurts so much. I wanted you to see how I changed my life. I wanted you to meet Emma. I wanted her to know you. And how amazing you are.
You worked so hard when I was younger to make sure I never felt alone after my dad died and it wasn’t even your job but you just did it because you loved him. I’m so so sorry. I still needed you though.
I remember when you used to pick me up from school, and we’d go to sonic and get Sonic blasts, and then we’d go to that awsome toy story and we’d just look around and we’d talk. You’d let me cry on you, you told me it was okay to hurt and to cry. You were soo cool!! You had all this jewelry that you had made yourself. You taught me to make coke tab earings. And you helped me turn my seashells into necklaces.

I’m going to remember you forever.
I’ll never forget everything you did for me when you never had to, you did it purely out of love.
I love you so much Lynn Smith.
I hope your at peace.

Roberta Lund

January 15, 2020

Our friendship has been a journey spanning three decades (90s, 00s, 10s) filled with wonderful memories of shared times, laughter, long conversations--some serious, some inconsequential, all interesting; some under the shade of an oak tree, some at a neighborhood cafe (pie!), some in the middle of the night when neither of us could sleep. You and our time together mean more than words can say. You have been a genuine and truly great friend who I will never forget. (((hugs))) and love. Rest in peace, my dear Lynn.

Alan Burton

January 15, 2020

Lynn Smith was the most kind, loving, caring and selfless person I ve ever had the privilege to know. I ve witnessed her at the bedside of countless sick friends for hours, days, months. Whatever it took, Lynn was there. She took friendships seriously. Lynn was committed to the people she loved, and served them freely. She was a rock solid friend to many. Lynn came to the ranch before leaving on her cruise. She was so excited. We had so many plans for when she returned. And, now I’m informed she s not returning. Much Love and Admiration. May God help us all though this.

Larry Walker

January 15, 2020

Lynn and Jim were put in our lives by the hand of God. My wife and I had many good times visiting with them. They shared their experience, strength and hope with us and others and in doing so, we became better people. Lynn was an example of what life is about and will be missed.

David McFarland

January 14, 2020

Lynn and Jim were such great people. I was privileged to have known them and share some of their journey. Lynn will be missed, as is Jim and I won't forget them.

Becci (Wilhite) Perkins

January 14, 2020

I had the privilege of being loved by Jim and Lynn. My home and jewelry box are fill with her creative gifts. Lynn will be missed by us all. Rest in Peace dear one. Tell Jim hello for me. Lovin' ya!

Beth Eardley

January 14, 2020

I cleaned her house maybe 4 or 5 times over the past couple years. I had been over a few months before her husband passed, then not too long after he passed. Lynn was very pleasant and very friendly. She was just beginning to redecorate her living room with brighter colors and beach theme and was so thrilled about it. She loved her cats. I hope her last one....blk/wht cat finds a good home! On my last visit Lynn began to open up about military, war, ptsd and i told her about my sister being a war vet. She was so caring and thoughtful in our last conversation. I knew she was planning a cruise eventually. So sad to hear about her passing. She will be remembered and missed. Thanks Lynn for your kindness and generosity!

judy lankton

January 14, 2020

Jim and Lynn were individually and collectively such a gift to so many .Kind, giving, fun and devoted to helping others. They each made a difference and Lynn is finally together with her forever soulmate.

We will all meet again. To those who are left with their presence on earth, no one can doubt Lynn and Jim each left an impact on all they met.

FROM THE FAMILY