Lynn York

Lynn C. York

Thursday, March 5th, 1936 - Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Mary Lynn Conkling York passed away April 27, 2020 at her home in Irving, Texas surrounded by loved ones after a short yet courageous battle with lung cancer at the age of 84. She was born March 5, 1936, to Dr. William Evans and Eva Louise (Newman) Conkling in Katy, Texas. She married her husband John Franklin York and spent a wonderful 47 years by his side. Lynn attended Lamar High School in Houston, Texas. She went on to graduate from the University of Houston, earning both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education. Lynn taught elementary and middle school in the Irving Independent School District for over 30 years, with 26 of those years spent teaching reading at Travis Middle School. After retiring, Lynn tutored English students in the writing lab at North Lake College. She had many passions and hobbies which included: Las Colinas Women’s Associations, Red Hat Society, book club, bible study, and an avid bridge player in multiple groups. Lynn was also an active member in many organizations such as: Chi Omega Fraternity, Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women’s educators, PEO Philanthropic Educational Organization, Second Saturday Bridge group, Marathon Bridge, and a faithful and dedicated volunteer at the Plymouth Park Methodist Church in Irving.

Lynn is preceded in death by her husband John Franklin York, father, Dr. William Evans Conkling, and mother, Eva Louise (Newman) Conkling. Left to cherish her memory is daughter Allyson (York) Utz and husband Jason of Lubbock, Texas, along with Lynn’s beloved grandchildren Barrett and Carson Utz, along with numerous other family and friends who will miss her dearly.

In Lieu of flowers the family asked donations in Lynn’s name be made to:

PEO Chapter CN (Philanthropic Educational Organization)
C/O Susan Weiser
1521 Bonham Court Irving, Texas 75038

Make checks payable to PEO Chapter CN, and donations will be made to scholarships in Lynn’s name.

Plymouth Park United Methodist Church
1615 W. Airport Freeway
Irving, Texas 75062
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    Monday, May 4th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, May 4th, 2020 12:00pm
    Forrest Park Lawndale Cemetery
    6900 Lawn Dale Street
    HOUSTON, TX 77023
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    Due to pandemic restrictions, the family asks that you refer back to this page in the future weeks to learn of plans to hold a Memorial Service at Plymouth Park Untied Methodist Church in Irving when all of Lynn's family and friends can gather together once again to celebrate and remember Lynn's life, friendships and achievements.


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Tony Lampe

Posted at 01:15am
Lynn was a valued member of the Exploring The Scriptures Sunday school class along with John. She was always witty and cheerful with a great deal of insight. At the 11:00 o'clock service she made it a point to hug those around her. She was a warm soul and will remain a wonderful memory. Her passing is a loss to the church family and all those she touched in her long career. It was a blessing to know her.

Staci Hargis Little

Posted at 05:46pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Staci Little

Posted at 05:38pm
Lynn (Mrs. York) one of my best friend’s mom growing up. She was so classy. Always put together in style and confidence. Loved looking at her jewelry with Allyson. She was so witty, smart and outgoing like Allyson. A beautiful family. She will be missed.
Love you Allyson.
❤️Staci Hargis Little

Betty Wells

Posted at 05:00pm
Lynn was very precise and dedicated to anything she was involved with. We had a lot of fun and lot of talking when she was corsponding secretary for PEO. Fondly remember worshiping together at First Presbyterian when she and John joined after moving to Irving. She was a very special lady and friend. I will miss her smiling face.

Patrick and Betsy Naylor

Posted at 04:31pm
Allyson , your parents Lynn and John meant so much to our church, our schools and community and to us. God bless you and Jason and your sons at this
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