Victoria Sue Lynas
September 21, 1940 – June 19, 2021
Victoria (Vicki) Sue Lynas of Williamston passed away on June 19, 2021, while in hospice care following her short battle with leukemia.
Vicki was born in Saginaw and graduated from Saginaw High School. She attended Alma College where she obtained her degree in elementary education along with her permanent teaching certificate. Following college, she taught elementary school in Hancock and Malcolm counties and six years in the Lansing Public Schools. In 1970, she married and began working at the Williamston branch of Ingham County Library and Williamston Public Schools as a librarian. While there, she spent many years reading to multitudes of children, many of whom, as adults, still remember her and their time together.
She volunteered in the library of the Okemos Community Church and other church-led endeavors during her 50 years of membership. In addition to the church and library communities, she supported the arts with theatre memberships at Stratford Canada and at the Wharton Center at Michigan State University. She was also an accomplished musician, playing publicly with her recorder group and privately on the piano.
She married Roger Lynas, and together in 1970, they built their family home in Williamston where she lived the remainder of her life. They would have been married 51 years on July 10th. Home was where she most loved to be - taking walks with friends, photographing wildlife, and tending flower beds. She found comfort in classical music playing on WKAR, birds at the feeder, a good book and quality chocolate in her favorite chair. She will be remembered for her personal book recommendations, love of fine food, warm heart, and genuine kindness toward all people and animals. She was a great and gracious lady who will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to have known her.
Vicki is predeceased by her parents, Thelma and Clarence Jackson, of whom she shared many warm memories. Remembering her are her husband Roger Lynas, Son Gregory Lynas (Kristen Porter), Granddaughter Ella Lynas (to whom she was affectionately known as, “Grammie”), Brother Daniel Jackson (Kathy Jackson) and goddaughters Brittany, Carrie and Jennifer.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at Okemos Community Church.
Memories, condolences, and expressions to the family may be found below.
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Victoria Sue Lynas
August 5, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Vickie's passing.
I considered her a good friend -as we worked together on church activities and also at MSU Lending Center.
She was a woman of great love and I know she will be missed.
My condolence to Roger and family.
June 22, 2021
We are devistated to have lost my Aunt Vicki Sue (Victoria Lynas) Saturday. She was my Godmother and my mother's best friend since college. We've had tea parties at her house since we were young. She worked as a librarian in Williamston for many years. She was a master gardener and nature lover avid reader and musician. She's lived in Williamston 50 years. We saw her last at my father's private funeral in March. She was one of 12 of us that laid him to rest next to my mother. She held us tight as we prayed and mourned together, as we did when my mother passed. She was beautiful, strong, conforting and lovely that day. She will be dearly missed.
June 21, 2021
“Aunt” Vicki was a constant in my life, providing love, guidance, support, friendship and, of course, her spot-on recommended reading lists. She was a friend-for-life person and she will be remembered with every book read, every piece of music that stirs the emotions and every beautiful garden I come upon. You touched so many souls here on earth and I have no doubt that you are flourishing in Heaven. Rest easy my dear friend and know that your impact here will live on. I love you, Carrie ❤️🌸