- January 26, 1934 - February 17, 2017
- Metairie, Louisiana
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Shirley R. Lynch passed away on Friday February 17, 2017, at Ochsner Hospital. She is the daughter of the late Waldo (Walter) Reed and Freda Hagen Reed, sister to the late Louemma R. French and the niece to golfer Walter Hagen. She was preceded in death by her husband CMSGT John M Lynch, Jr., (Ret) and is the mother of Dennis T. Lynch (Barbara), Bruce M. Lynch and Kathleen L. Sommers (Ira), also grandmother to Courtney Gwin (Gregg Maucele), Travis Gwin (Sharon), Kelley Nunez (Kevin) and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Sheila Thompson-Flores and Patricia Reiss, with one nephew and six nieces.
Shirley Lynch was born in Brighton, NY and was a native of Penn Yan, NY. She was a resident of Metairie for the past 42 years. She was a graduate of Penn Yan High School in 1951 and the University of New Orleans in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History.
Shirley was a woman of diverse interests and hobbies from travel, to historical and biographical literature, to classic movies and then genealogy in her later years. She was a member of the Jefferson Parish Genealogy Club and a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). She loved to take her kids and grandkids on trips throughout the United States. She enjoyed sharing and telling stories in such great detail.
Per Shirley Lynch’s request there will not be a memorial service, just a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA., where she will be buried by her husband.