LYNNE VAN DYKE

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Lynne L. Van Dyke  
May 5, 1943 - May 2, 2018  

Lynne died three days before her 75th birthday. She was born in Evanston, Illinois and was the only child of only child parents, Frank and Virginia Lammers. Lynne married her husband, Gary, in 1966 and resided in Bethesda, Maryland for 49 years. Together they raised the family Lynne always wanted; three children, Alison (Alie), Jeremy (Jed), Matthew (Matt) and seven grandchildren aged 15 to 9 , all of whom she loved dearly. She had legions of friends captured by her bright smile and the warm love she gave each without condition.
Lynne graduated with honors from Smith College in 1965 and spent her junior year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. That same year she earned a Phi Beta Kappa award. She went on to Columbia for her Masters work in French Literature, and after marriage earned her MBA. Together, in 1978, Lynne and Gary founded a company focused on software for securely connecting global networks of computers (in the very early days of the Internet). With Gary as CEO and Lynne CFO they partnered to build a company of 300 consultants. After 21 years Lynne and Gary sold the company, Gary to start another, and Lynne to get her art/painting certification at the Washington Studio School in Washington, DC. Painting in oils was one more thing at which Lynne became accomplished. Lynne also sang with the Choral Arts choir under the direction of Norman Schribner, at the time.
A memorial service will be held at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016, Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. All who loved Lynne are welcome. A reception will follow with details to be provided at the service.

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St Columba's Episcopal Church
4201 Albemarle St NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Published in The Washington Post from May 13 to May 16, 2018
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