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Sylvia Lynne Howard, affectionately known as Lynne to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2023, in Denver, Colorado. Born on October 28, 1944, in Anthony, Kansas, Lynne's life journey was marked by her enduring warmth, wit, and sense of adventure. Her light continued to shine brightly through her 79 years, touching all those fortunate enough to know her.
Lynne was the cherished daughter of the late Claude and Lorene Kennedy and was preceded in death by her older brother, Mike Kennedy. Her spirit is carried on by her loving family, including her two daughters, Trina Burgermeister (Jon) and Roberta Chase (Jim), her adored grandchildren Jessica, Chelsea, Scott, and Ashlie, and her treasured great-grandchildren Stella, Emersyn, and Aspen. Her legacy of love and laughter will live on in each of them.
A proud graduate of Western State University, Lynne's intellect and ambition led her to a successful career in the business world. She devoted many years of service to the Central Bank of Denver and Software AG, ultimately retiring from the State of Colorado as a Programmer Analyst for Information Systems. Her colleagues remember her as a dedicated professional who brought not only her expertise but also her infectious humor to the workplace.
Lynne's zest for life extended far beyond her professional achievements. She had an unwavering passion for crafting, creating countless treasures that will forever hold a place in the hearts and homes of her family and friends. Her garden was a testament to her patience and care, blossoming under her tender touch. An avid reader, Lynne found joy and solace in the pages of a good book, and she cherished the quiet moments spent with her beloved dog, Gigi.
Above all, Lynne's world revolved around her great-grandchildren. Each moment spent with Stella, Emersyn, and Aspen was a gift, filled with laughter, learning, and love. Her sense of adventure never waned, as she delighted in exploring new places and experiences with those she held dear.
Lynne's life was a portrait of love and merriment. Her laughter was infectious, her hugs were comforting, and her presence was a source of joy for all. She approached life with an adventurous spirit, never hesitating to embark on a new journey or embrace a new challenge. Those who knew Lynne were inspired by her loving nature and her ability to find humor in the everyday.
The absence of Sylvia Lynne Howard leaves a void in the tapestry of many lives, yet her memory will be celebrated and her spirit will continue to guide us. As the seasons change and the flowers in her garden bloom, we will remember her fondly and feel her presence in the beauty that surrounds us. Lynne's story is one of love, laughter, and adventure—a story that will be told for generations to come.
As we reflect on Lynne's life, we are reminded of the words of American poet Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Lynne made everyone feel loved, valued, and joyful. Her memory will continue to be a guiding light for all who had the privilege of knowing her.
In her passing, Lynne has left behind a legacy of kindness, a collection of memories that will continue to bring smiles to the faces of those who loved her, and a reminder that life is to be embraced with open arms and a loving heart. Though she has departed from this world, the impact of her love and the echo of her laughter will resonate eternally.
Celebration of Life 11:00 AM, Thursday January 11, 2024 at The Crossing Church 3501 W. 104th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031