LYNDA SCOTT EVERETT October 22, 1945 - January 30, 2004 On January 30, 2004, Lynda Scott Everett fell asleep peacefully in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her extraordinary life was exemplified by her love of family, friends, faith and service to her community. Lynda was born in Toledo, Ohio on October 22, 1945, and grew up in Oberlin, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio State University and was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Margaret Kilmer. Lynda is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Gary Everett, and the Everett family. She is also survived by her children, Travis, Andy, and Peggy Scott; her brothers, Jeff and Steve Kilmer; her sisters, Kitty and Chris Kilmer; numerous nieces, nephews and the entire Scott family. Lynda will be remembered for her many years of community service for the disabled, culminating with her appointment by Gov. George W. Bush to the Texas Department of MHMR Board of Directors. She served on the boards of Tri-County MHMR, the Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers, the Parent Connection, and Kids on the Block, and was a co-founder of Citizens for the Developmentally Disabled. Lynda is only the second recipient of the Betty Hardwick Best of Texas award, first awarded to Gov. Rick Perry. She also received the Woodlands Hometown Hero award, the Montgomery County Women of Distinction Award, and many other accolades. Lynda was an active member of the Woodlands United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir and started the cancer support group. She was also involved in BSF for many years. Other affiliations include the Woodlands Lions Club, Brady for Congress, and National Charity League with her daughter. In lieu of flowers, Lynda requested that you make a donation to one of the following foundations: the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation, 713.783.9188; the Austim Society of America, www.austim-society.org; or Tri-County Mental Health Mental Retardation Services, 936.756.8331. Lynda's family wishes to thank the staff of the Northwest Cancer Center and the Northwest Medical Center for their care and support during her illness. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 4 at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands.
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Published by Houston Chronicle on Feb. 1, 2004.