Evelyn ”Lynne” Carey

12/10/1922 — 07/23/2004

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Maude, Kentucky

Evelyn ”Lynne” Carey

Evelyn Faye Carey

Evelyn ''Lynne'' Carey, born December 10, 1922 in Maude, Kentucky, passed away July 23,2004 with her family at her bedside. She was the much loved wife of Zane, sister Emily JC Royalty of Springfield, Kentucky, mother of Douglas Darlene Carey of Newport, Washington, Dwight Patty Carey of Richland, Washington, Linda Carey Hensley of Granite Bay, California, and Lissa Jeff Holiway of Eagle, Idaho, grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of 4, and loving aunt of a large number of very special nieces and nephews.

Lynne was raised on a farm in Kentucky and worked for a Louisville newspaper before entering the service as a WAVE in 1943. She was Chief Telegrapher in the U.S. Navy in Miami when she met Zane, who was also in the U.S. Navy. They were married for 58 years, living in Seattle for three years, and in Richland since 1949.

Lynne went to work at House Of Fabrics in Kennewick after raising the four children, working there for 20 years from the opening day to the closing day of the store. Recently, she worked at the garden center owned by Dwight and Patty.

Lynne also participated in many different service organizations after her retirement from House Of Fabrics. She was a very active member of Northwest United Protestant Church the entire time she lived in Richland. She was Treasurer of the church for over 20 years and in recent years, has been chairwoman of the Memorial Committee. She has also served in the Tri-City Chaplaincy and in the Kadlec Hospital Auxiliary.

She loved to play bridge, fish, garden, and traveled all 50 states during her lifetime. During the last few years, she has demonstrated her physical energy and enthusiasm for life by participating as a member of Columbia Basin Racquet Club's water aerobics program.

Lynne was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Eunice Carey, her brother, Willard Carey and sister, June Carey Lanham.

Her life will be celebrated at memorial services conducted at the Northwest United Protestant Church, 1312 Sacramento Blvd, Richland at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 27. The family requests all memorial contributions be made to the Northwest United Protestant Church Memorial Fund, 1312 Sacramento Blvd., Richland, Washington 99352, or the Hospice Services - Tri-Cities Chaplaincy.

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  • Zane and family: I got to know Lynne for a short time during water aerobics at CBRC. She was a delightful, vibrant lady and I enjoyed our visits during that time. I introduced myself Bev to her as having been Zane’s secretary for a brief time at BCSR in late 1975. You were a pleasure to work for and I’m sorry I couldn’t have stayed there longer. Having her in your life for so many years had to be a “gift” to the whole family. Surely she is smiling with the angels now. Sent with caring thoughts—Del and Bev Nichols

    Del and Bev Nichols
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Zane, our hearts go out to you on the loss of your dear wife. We know she led a full and happy life , but we also know how much you love her and how much you will miss her. You have been and are such a good friend to me and I deeply share your pain.

    Please express our deepest sympathies to your family.

    With love, Larry and Donna

    Larry and Donna Brandt
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Lynne’s ever-cheerful face was a pleasure to see at the fabric store, behind the grocery demo tables, and about the neighborhood. We’ll miss the lady who touched many of us.

    Jerry and Jerri
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Zane and family – Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Lynne’s kind, gracious, and supportive nature was always appreciated by our entire family. Our deepest sympathies go to you for your loss. – Doug Potter

    Doug Potter and Family
    November 4, 2014
    La, Grande, OR, US
  • John & Dara Foster
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Blessings this day to all of you. Lynne has been a true treasure. The time she spent with Donna during her illness a tremendous gift to us as well as to others to the community. We honor all of you right now with your tears of sadness, joy, and wonderful memories.

    God Bless you all.

    Roy Thomas & Gailann Thomas-Black

    Roy Thomas/Gailann Thomas-Black
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Zane, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of Lynne. So many wonderful memories come to me..summers camping at the lake and fun family get togethers! We are also especially thankful for the support you and Lynne were for us when we lost Mom and Dad. She is now in Heaven with them and her precious Lord and Savior. We pray that brings you much comfort in the days ahead!

    Take care! All our Love,

    Kelly & Leslie

    Isaiah 40:28-31

    Kelly & Leslie Carlson & Family
    November 4, 2014
    Redmond, WA, US
  • Zane and family: I got to know Lynne for a short time during water aerobics at CBRC. She was a delightful, vibrant lady and I enjoyed our visits during that time. I introduced myself Bev to her as having been Zane’s secretary for a brief time at BCSR in late 1975. You were a pleasure to work for and I’m sorry I couldn’t have stayed there longer. Having her in your life for so many years had to be a “gift” to the whole family. Surely she is smiling with the angels now. Sent with caring thoughts—Del and Bev Nichols

    Del and Bev Nichols
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Zane, our hearts go out to you on the loss of your dear wife. We know she led a full and happy life , but we also know how much you love her and how much you will miss her. You have been and are such a good friend to me and I deeply share your pain.

    Please express our deepest sympathies to your family.

    With love, Larry and Donna

    Larry and Donna Brandt
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Lynne’s ever-cheerful face was a pleasure to see at the fabric store, behind the grocery demo tables, and about the neighborhood. We’ll miss the lady who touched many of us.

    Jerry and Jerri
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Zane and family – Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Lynne’s kind, gracious, and supportive nature was always appreciated by our entire family. Our deepest sympathies go to you for your loss. – Doug Potter

    Doug Potter and Family
    November 4, 2014
    La, Grande, OR, US
  • John & Dara Foster
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Blessings this day to all of you. Lynne has been a true treasure. The time she spent with Donna during her illness a tremendous gift to us as well as to others to the community. We honor all of you right now with your tears of sadness, joy, and wonderful memories.

    God Bless you all.

    Roy Thomas & Gailann Thomas-Black

    Roy Thomas/Gailann Thomas-Black
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Zane, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of Lynne. So many wonderful memories come to me..summers camping at the lake and fun family get togethers! We are also especially thankful for the support you and Lynne were for us when we lost Mom and Dad. She is now in Heaven with them and her precious Lord and Savior. We pray that brings you much comfort in the days ahead!

    Take care! All our Love,

    Kelly & Leslie

    Isaiah 40:28-31

    Kelly & Leslie Carlson & Family
    November 4, 2014
    Redmond, WA, US
  • WE are so sorry for you’re loss. Hang in there guys, it really does get better.Thanks for the visit, it was fun.

    Take care,

    Don and Marcia

    Don and Marcia Foss
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Lynn at House of Fabrics. I have many great memories from knowing and working with her. I will keep her and your family in my prayers.

    Carol

    Carol Kidder Welch
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • Zane,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss; it was not so long ago that you and Lynne stood with us sharing memories of our mom. Lynne’s visits and friendship during Mom’s illness was a gift and I know many in the Richland community were blessed by her presense as well. Peace be with you all.

    Gwenlyn Thomas

    Gwenlyn Thomas
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • I will carry memories of Evelyn in my heart forever. A friendship of sixty years is a very precious memory. I feel a great loss even though I have seen her only once since leaving the WAVES in 1946. My deepest sympathy to Zane and the children. Millie

    Millie and Jack Hale
    November 4, 2014
    Fairmont, WV, US
  • Zane and family…I can’t thank you so much for all the caring that “Grandma Carey” did for dad while he was in the hospital.

    I think it seemed kind of fitting that they walked hand in hand to Jesus. And I know they will continue to watch and care over us together.

    May the Lord be your comfort in this time of need, as he is being ours

    <3 Dena

    Dena Hickey
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Zane and family,

    This earth is missing a wonderful woman with Lynne gone on to heaven! Please accept my deepest sympathy at your loss and may you all look forward to seeing her standing next to Jesus. God Bless

    Debbie and Family

    Debbie Hickey
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Grandma,

    We miss you and love you.

    Love Amber, Nick, Skyla, and Logan

    Amber Stifter
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Dwight and Linda…even though the deaths of our parents is part of the natural order it is still painful…I hope your grief is short

    JD Evans
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Zane,

    We are so sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. She was always a joyful source of comfort and support to all of us.

    God Bless Her and You and all of Your Family.

    Graig & Janey

    Graig & Janey Thomas
    November 4, 2014
    Battle, Ground, WA, US
  • Zane,

    We are so sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. I always looked forward to seeing her at the Sr. Ctr. when she came to play Bridge. If you need any assistance, remember we live only 1 block away.

    Take care,

    Leo & Donna

    Leo & Donna Kocher
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US