March 30, 1947 - December 13, 2021
Lynn Victoria Gobush (née Wyman) passed away peacefully on Dec. 13 at St. Joseph’s hospital in Bellingham, Washington, succumbing to pneumonia. She was 74. Born an only child in Collinsville, Illinois to parents of modest means heralding from Eastern Europe, Lynn excelled in school and paid her way through college, graduating with honors from Southern Illinois University. In 1969, she married Ray Gobush on his return from the Navy, and the two raised two children in Indianapolis, Indiana before retiring to Bellingham in 1998. Lynn was a life-long learner and loved the written word; her first job was as a journalist and editor in Chicago. She befriended people from all walks of life, and was a fearless conversationalist, famously chatting and chuckling with President Clinton during a visit to the White House. She loved to travel the world and perfect her French, and discovered a surprising passion for sailing, even working for a boating outfitter for a time. She loved the church, which she devoutly served, and loved all things beautiful, especially Spring flowers and a full moon. Most of all, Lynn loved her family. She was a devoted wife and doting mother who made every house they owned a home. She was the family’s firm foundation and font of compassion. Within her small, adorable frame she held an enormous heart, an expansive mind and an enduring spirit. Grace defined her. Lynn is survived by her husband Ray, daughter Kathleen of Seattle, son Matthew and daughter-in-law Penelope (Gari) of Washington, D.C., seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a kitten. A memorial service in her honor is planned for Friday, January 14th, 2022 at 1:00PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bellingham, where her ashes will be kept. May she rest in peace, knowing she is forever loved.
Lynn Victoria Gobush (née Wyman) passed away peacefully on Dec. 13 at St. Joseph’s hospital in Bellingham, Washington, succumbing to pneumonia. She was 74. Born an only child in Collinsville, Illinois to parents of modest means heralding... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Lynn Victoria Gobush (née Wyman) passed away peacefully on Dec....View More
Customized sympathy cards. Mailed for you.Send a Card
Photos & Videos
Share and view memories of Lynn...View Photos & Videos