A Sacred Moment


Kay Lynch Bowman

August 09, 1962 - March 05, 2014

Loving Wife, Mother and Lifelong Inspiration

On March 5, 2014, Kay Lynch Bowman, 51, lost her two year battle with ovarian cancer with her family by her side. Her courage and determination was an inspiration to all.

Kay was born to Gordon and Pat Lynch in Greenville, NC, moving to Greensboro, NC, before she was two years old. Kay was the youngest of four children, soft spoken but vivacious with a beautiful smile and contagious laugh and adored by her older sisters and brother. She graduated from Grimsley High School in Greensboro, NC, and attended the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, receiving her Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She met her husband, Darwin Bowman of Brown Summit, NC, in 1991 and they married on May 7, 1994. Soon after their daughter Kailyn was born, they moved to Bothell, Washington, where they made their home and added to their family a son, Nathaniel.

Kay’s passion was her family and the quality time that they had together. Kay’s love of her husband and family shows in the beautiful scrapbooks of their life together. Kay was a dedicated teacher of Special Education, teaching for the past 25 years. She loved all of her students and was loved and admired by both students and the faculty she worked with.

Preceded in death by her Dad and Mom, Gordon and Pat Lynch, Kay is survived by her husband and two children and sisters, Carolyn Lynch Chandler of South Chesterfield, VA, Ann Lynch Dorner of Greensboro, NC, and brother, Gordon (Rusty) Lynch of Ashburn, VA.

Special thanks go to Dr. Charles Drescher and his assistant, Nicole, Providence Hospice of Snohomish County (especially Linda and Melissa), Pastor Dennie Carcelli, and all the wonderful neighbors, colleagues, and friends who have supported Kay and her family through this journey.


On Saturday, March 15, at 11 am, a memorial service will be held at Edmonds United Methodist Church located at 828 Caspers Street, Edmonds, WA 98020.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Northshore Scholarship Foundation, (the memo line should note “Kay Bowman Memorial Fund”), PO Box 173, Bothell, WA 98041. The monies raised will be used for the purchase of books and supplies for special education teachers and students in the classroom.


Love is life. 

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.

Leo Tolstoy

Let Me Go 

We've known lots of pleasure,
At times endured pain,
We've lived in the sunshine
And walked in the rain. 

But now we're separated
And for a time apart,
But you are not alone --
I'm forever in your heart. 

Death always seems so sudden,
And it is always sure,
But what is often forgotten --
It is not without a cure. 

There may be times you miss me,
I sort of hope you do,
But smile when you think of me,
For I'll be waiting for you. 

Now there's many things for you to do,
And lots of ways to grow,
So get busy, be happy, and live your life,
Miss me, but let me go.


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