LYNN HICKMAN

Lynn Hickman passed away March 7, 2013 at home with her family. She fought a long battle of illnesses related to her lupus. She was 68 years young. Lynn grew up in Michigan and moved to Southern California when she was a teenager. There she met her husband Larry and they married on August 7, 1971. In 1980 they moved to Mt. Vernon, Washington with their daughters Tiffany and Robyn.

Lynn was an amazing wife and mother. She helped out in her daughters classrooms, was a Girl Scout leader, and served as an AWANA secretary for many years. She loved being a grandmother and they brought such joy to her life. All who knew her admired her strength, will and tremendous love for her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Larry, daughters Tiffany Hickman and Robyn Nylander husband Josh, grandchildren Elinor and Riley Nylander, sister Sharon Hammann husband Jerry, sister in laws Linda O'Leary and Arlene Stout, nieces Stephanie (John) Shuman, Shannon (Gilman) Paulson, Mitzi Portillo, Sharon (Brian) Mathews, and Diana (Dan) Blanton, and nephews Tony (Sheila) Portillo and Ralph (Tara) Stout as well as several great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Mount Vernon on March 17th at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America (donate.lupus.org).

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Mar. 13, 2013