In Memory of Lynne Katherine Golliglee

Lynne Katherine Golliglee was born into this life on October 16th, 1943 in Omaha, Nebraska daughter of Gerald and Rose Warren. She was born into eternal life on Sunday, February 7, 2010.

She met and fell in love with her husband, Stephen Charles Golliglee, while growing up in Nebraska. On August 4th, 1962, when she was just nineteen years old, they were married. By the time she was twenty-three she was the proud mother of three little girls, Shaun, Sheelah, and Colleen. Little Colleen would not live to celebrate her first birthday, a tremendous sorrow for such a young mother to bear.

But Lynne was a courageous woman who faced adversity head on. Separated by a thousand miles from her parents, this young woman persevered and went on to become an amazing wife and mother, working to help support her family and to raise two independent young women. Over the years, she was the constant caregiver to family and friends, including her husband until he passed away just a few short years ago.

She touched the hearts of many in her journey. Compassionate and caring, she was always there for anyone who needed a shoulder to lean on. Through all her strengths, she, like all of us, had moments of weakness. When she did, she called upon her brothers. She valued the importance of family. She knew that her family would be there for her when she needed them most, and they were.

Lynne was a woman of principals who stood by her convictions. While the editorial section of the Payson Roundup was often littered with letters signed only “Anonymous,” one contributor was never afraid to let people know where she stood. Whether she was writing in support of her candidate for mayor or questioning how our tax dollars are spent, Lynne Golliglee always signed her name.

Three generations are proud to share her name; a niece, a granddaughter, a great granddaughter, and countless others are proud to have shared their lives with her. Whether she was playing Bunco with friends or driving her Volkswagon Bug down a long winding road with the top down, Lynne lived her life with passion. She taught us to live in the moment. She helped shape us. We are who we are because she touched our hearts with her strength, courage and wisdom. A part of her will always be with us. She will be missed, she will be loved, and she will be remembered always.

We love you Lynne. Go now and walk with your husband in heaven. We will see you again.


Auntie Lynne,  My mother named me after you because you were such a dear friend to her. I am so proud to share your name. I love you and will miss you always. Love, Susan Lynne

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About Susan Warren Utley

Susan Warren Utley is a wife and mother living and writing in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Her stories are inspired by the unexpected twists and turns of real life and by her muse, a feisty Jack Russell Terrier who occasionally answers to the name of Lucy. View all posts by Susan Warren Utley

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