Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory

2515 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, CO


Johnnye L. Lynch

February 13, 1948June 27, 2020


Johnnye was born to Juan and Clara Mendoza in Sequin, Texas. Later her family relocated to San Antonio, Texas. She worked at Joskes of Texas and Tesoro Petroleum.

In January 1978 she married the love of her life, Dennis C. Lynch, and soon they moved to Grand Junction, Colorado. Together they started their own business, the current being GPI. Johnnye devoted her life to her family; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. Johnny volunteered for the Domestic Violence Project and Latimer House in Grand Junction and later went on to hold yearly Christmas parties for the victims and their children. Her service for domestic violence lasted for over 30 years. She was always generous to their project and was very giving to all. Johnnye’s hobbies included karate, where she earned her brown belt. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband, her family, dogs, and birds. She loved planting and nurturing her patio garden. She had a love and fascination for gemology. She could spot a diamond in the rough. She had an undying love for her dogs and birds.

Johnnye crossed over with the angels at her favorite place, Lake Powell, Utah. She was dedicated to her faith in God and grounded her family with her devotion to Him.

Johnnye is preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Clara Mendoza; and her beloved granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Romero.

Johnnye is survived by her husband, Dennis C. Lynch; daughter, Andrea Thomas; son-in-law, Chuck Thomas; grandchildren, Devin Romero, Jacob Thomas, and Lexi Thomas; great-grandchildren, Daniel Dores-Romero and Aiden and Olivia Romero. She is survived by her sister, Dianne Hail; and, of course, her dogs and birds.

Johnnye left her mark on this world and shone brighter than a diamond! She will forever beloved and remembered. Her service will be officiated by Robert Clifford on at 1PM on July 11, 2020, at her daughter’s home located at 21160 Little Park Road, Glade Park, Colorado. The service will be outdoors and COVID safe. All are welcome. To know her was to love her.

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 18 at 3PM in San Antonio, Texas, for her family at the Lynch home.

Flowers can be sent to 2016 Tiara Court, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Donations can be sent to Latimer, 1331 Hermosa Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81506 in Johnnye’s name, or Roice-Hurst, 362 28 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81501.



No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Johnnye L. Lynch

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Lee Lee. and Slav L. Uglik

July 13, 2020

More Wonderful memories of Johnnye-she and Dennis attended our wedding in Las Vegas.
Johnnye was so so wonderful helping us with WestPeople Community Newspaper..
She also was responsible for totally organizing Pink in the Park, a music concert extravaganza, for Grand Junction, with bands coming together from all over the US
We remember her in even the most simplest of things- making a run to our favorite donut place, going shopping,
or just enjoying everyone’s
company together.
We will miss her terribly.
All our Love to Johnnye in
Heaven, she is with the Angels.
Lee Lee and Slav

Elizabeth Holtwick

July 12, 2020

She was so fun to be around, she had the best laugh.
So loving and caring to others. Last time I saw her was her beautiful place in Las Vegas, she had a love for beautiful art and being an artist I admired her taste in art.
Love you! Rip

Lee Lee , Slav, Lisa, Chris Lisevitz

July 10, 2020

Johnnye and I I were , playing dirt clog army men in the back country area of Grand Junction,. She was my partner and the best player ever!! We beat everyone !!
( this might be disbursed by opposing team)

George Pinger

July 6, 2020

Good times that I won't forget

George Pinger

July 6, 2020

Johnnye was hands down one of the most upbeat, positive people I have ever met. Losing her is like losing a piece of my heart. I will miss her and my thoughts and prayers go out to Dennis and Andrea.

I will never forget a cancun adventure

Andrea Thomas

July 2, 2020

My mother was a shining light! To know her was to love her. Her faith was strong and she instilled that in me, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. My mom adored her children and made sure that they knew it ALWAYS. She is forever young, she was not sick and I know she had no fear to pass with the angels. In these things, we are blessed. Our hearts are heavy that we will not hug her or see her radiant smile on this earth again. We rejoice in the fact that her work on earth was completed and that she is free to fly with the angels. What will we ever do without you our dearest NANA? Until we meet again - I love you with all of my whole heart...