Lynne Goldsborough Yowell

December 11, 1954 - June 18, 2023

The lovely and talented Lynne Goldsborough Yowell went to be with the Father on Father’s Day, June 18, 2023. Lynne was born December 11, 1954 in Memphis, TN to the late Charles Worthington “Buddy” and Marilyn Lukac “Luke” Goldsborough. She and husband Carty Yowell, who survives her, were married for 38 years, enjoying their life together in Etlan at the foot of Old Rag Mountain.

Lynne grew up in Culpeper. Her early years were spent outdoors, frequently at Mountain Run Lake, interacting with wildlife and hanging out with her brothers. At Culpeper High School she was a gymnast, cheerleader (if you can believe that), and homecoming queen (completely believable). A gifted artist, her sketches of classmates adorn the front and back covers of her 1973 graduation yearbook. She majored in art at VCU while enjoying modern dance with her best friend Terry. After many years of inventively designing billboards and T-shirts in Virginia Beach, she teamed with the well-known tattoo artist JD Crowe to create Official Tattoo Brand Flash. She loved every minute of her 20 years of work with Crowe.

In 2008 Lynne and Carty moved to Etlan. Her contented and happy retired life involved relaxing poolside, caring for her dogs and cats, rescuing black snakes, frogs and birds, watching old movies, exploring the backroads between her home and the transfer station, and enjoying visits with friends, family, and neighbors. She treasured her friends and her extended family, whom she called “her people.”

A loving and devoted daughter, wife, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend, Lynne is also survived by brothers Neal (wife Carol) of Charlottesville, John (wife Elizabeth) of Culpeper, Steve (wife Sherry) of Virginia Beach, Lee (wife Cheryl) of Brightwood, in-laws Karen, Stuart, Matt and Candy, 14 nieces and nephews, her beloved Walter (the Tibetan Mastiff), Rodney (the Goldendoodle), and kitties, Marlin, Patty, and Lizzy. The doormat to her childhood home affectionately read “AZOO.” Her own home’s doormat should have read “AZOO II.”

Lynne would say good-bye with an “I’ll see ya later.” Her warmth and smile, which lit up rooms, will be sorely missed by all who were lucky enough to know her; she was an exceedingly intelligent, sweet, witty, caring, creative, beautiful, and welcoming soul.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 31 at 1 PM in the cemetery on Church Hill Road in Etlan.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Madison Community Cats (