Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Lynne Christy\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tLizabeth Lynne Glassford Christy of Provo, Utah, passed away Saturday morning, January 6, 2018, at Utah Valley Hospital after a hard-fought battle with breast cancer. \n\nLynne was born July 28th, 1940 in Salt Lake City to Guy and Marjorie Robinson Glassford. She married Captain Howard Allan “Al” Christy at the Marine Corps Air Facility El Toro in California in 1962. They were sealed in the Los Angeles LDS temple ten months later. Lynne and Al established homes where Al was stationed in Reno, Nevada; Laie, Hawaii; Pearl City, Hawaii; Laguna Beach, California; and Reston, Virginia. When Al retired from the Marine Corps in 1975, they made their current home in the Edgemont area of Provo, Utah.\n\nLynne earned two English degrees—a bachelor’s from Utah State University in 1962 and a master's from Brigham Young University in 1996. During her twenties, she taught junior high school in Reno and team-taught primary school at the cutting-edge Top of the World Elementary School in Laguna Beach, California. Later, for 32 years, she taught English at BYU. She loved her students and they loved her. She also cherished her relationships with her colleagues in the English Department, where hard work was accompanied by plenty of laughter.\n\nDuring her thirties and early forties, Lynne helped many people improve their health and well-being through her warm and enthusiastic coaching as a Diet Center counselor. She also built a small real estate investment business that still flourishes.\n\nLynne served in the LDS Church faithfully and energetically right up through the last week of her life. She dearly loved the Edgemont 14th Ward, where she and Al have lived for 43 years. Her many callings have included scout leader, Young Women leader, and Relief Society president. She always found ways to add laughter and not a few shenanigans to her service with other ward members, young and old. Long ago she came to be the "matriarch" of the ward as the sister living the longest in its boundaries. \n\nThroughout her adult life, Lynne kept fit by running and walking daily up and down and through the neighborhoods surrounding Quail Valley. She almost always did this with dear 14th Ward pals, solving the problems of the world and helping each other through life’s difficulties as they went. She ran several marathons, including the Boston Marathon.\n\nDuring the last seven years, Lynne and Al traveled to many parts of the world, gaining new friends and wonderful memories. She loved the sand and the sea, and Hawaii was like a second home to her. Lynne and Al sailed across the Atlantic to Europe, toured Israel, and visited Australia, New Zealand, and Chile. Truth be known, these last two destinations were not just for fun—she also wanted to pay just a little visit, with permission, to each of her two oldest grandsons serving LDS missions there.\n\nLynne had to endure a lot of pain in her later years, owing to incurable arthritis in her back and a second and third bout with breast cancer. She suffered quietly and bravely, so as not to burden others. But at the end, when the spread of cancer was determined to be unstoppable, she allowed the battle to end that she might finally be released from great pain. She humbly requested and received a blessing that she might have this release. The next day—her last full day on this earth—was magnificent. Lynne was alert and inexplicably free of pain while receiving family members and ever so many dear friends rushing to be by her side. For hours, her joy seemed almost boundless. At the close of the day, she slept peacefully, and, surrounded by her family, quietly slipped away. \n\nLynne was preceded in death by her mother Marjorie, her father Guy, her stepfather Warren "Stew" Stewart, her very close friend and beloved grandmother, Laverna Stoddard Robinson, and three Robinson uncles she adored. She is survived by her husband Al, her children Caroline Otto (Tim), Bruce Christy (Aimee), Megen Peterson (Michael), Carleton Christy (Ashlie), and her sole sibling and bosom friend, Carleton Glassford (Sherryl). She is already missed by her twelve grandchildren, Bruce Christy, Nicholas Peterson, Keaton Otto, Dane Otto, Mallory Peterson, Carter Peterson, Coleman Christy, Emma Christy, Mila Christy, Guy Christy, Eva Christy, and James Peterson. \n\nWe will celebrate Lynne’s life at a viewing from 6–8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Ave. and 9:30–10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at the 4200 N. Foothill Drive LDS chapel. Lynne’s funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Eastlawn Memorial Cemetery, 4800 N. 650 E. \n\nWe love you, Mom.