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Adelyn Marie Schilbred Agnew Ford-Coates


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Adelyn Marie Schilbred Agnew Ford-Coates Obituary
Ford-Coates, Adelyn Marie Schilbred Agnew
July 26, 1919 - May 14, 2018
Adelyn Marie Schilbred Agnew Ford-Coates, known to friends as "Lyn", died May 14, 2018. She was 98 years young.
A native of Philadelphia, born to Matilda Louise and Morten Moe Schilbred on July 26, 1919, Lyn grew up there and attended The University of Pennsylvania. In 1945 she met and fell for her future husband while "pouring tea" at the USO. They made their home in Alexandria, VA. She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Dr. Walker Fowler Agnew.
She always counted herself especially blessed to have had the love of two exceptional men in her life. Later life brought new romance and Lyn married Bruce Norman Edward Ford-Coates of Sarasota. Together they enjoyed life to the fullest in The Church of the Redeemer Episcopal, New Caledonians, traveling, and in time spent with their beloved friends and families.
Lyn is survived by her son, Robert Fowler Agnew (Susan), grandchildren, Howland Jared Agnew (Rachel), Anne Agnew Correa (Horacio), Jacob Fontaine Agnew (Molly) and six great grandchildren, Jacob, William, Grace, Gregorio, Agustín, and Lila, all of Arlington, VA, and her dear friend, Mily Eady, of Sarasota.
Funeral services and a celebration of Lyn's life will be at the Arlington National Cemetery at a future date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lyn may be made to The Church of the Redeemer Episcopal, Sarasota, FL.
Published in Herald Tribune from May 16 to May 17, 2018
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