Geneva Lyman (1924 - 2017)

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Sarah (Geneva) Lyman, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in the home of her loving grandson, William Skinner Sr., and wonderful caregiver, Shaney Dodd.
She was born on March 8, 1924, in Mt. Eden, Ky., to Grover Cleveland Ware and Martha Anne Strange.
Geneva moved to Dayton, Ohio, when she was 16, and then married William Vernon Lyman in 1942.
In 1945, after William left the Army, they moved to Anchorage, Alaska, to start their family.
Geneva was a dedicated mother and homemaker, and after her divorce in 1963, moved to California, to finish her education majoring in Interior Design.
Upon her return to Alaska, in 1966, she began her professional cleaning business, providing services to many prominent figures in Anchorage, which she continued until her retirement.
Geneva had an energetic and witty personality, caring nature and very strong work ethic. She was a devout Christian, loving mother and an excellent cook. She loved children, enjoyed baking, reading, keeping abreast of current events and spending time with family and friends.
Geneva was preceded in death by son, Mark Lyman; and her children's father, William Lyman.
Geneva is survived by her daughter, Sandra Cleveland (Larry); grandson, William Skinner Sr.; granddaughter, Rhonda Nutt; grandsons, Mical McDonough and Aaron Lyman; great-grandchildren, Ryan Skinner, William Skinner Jr., Joseph Skinner and Taylor Nutt; great-great -grandsons, Quentin Skinner and Oliver McDonough; and great-great-granddaughter, Olivia Lyman.
Geneva lived a full life of love and heartfelt joy shared with everyone blessed to know her. She is now in peace as a beautiful angel sharing her love forever.
"So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart.
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart."
Published in Anchorage Daily News from July 26 to July 27, 2017