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Genevieve "Ginny" Lynch

March 5, 1943 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Genevieve "Ginny" Lynch Obituary

Genevieve “Ginny” Ann Buechner Lynch, 80, of Athens, Georgia died on Februrary 1, 2024 after a long battle with cancer.  She spent her final days at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin on March 5, 1943, the middle daughter of six children to Edward and Elizabeth (Krantz) Buechner. Ginny graduated from Madison’s Edgewood High School in 1961 and completed her bachelor’s degree at  Edgewood College in 1965.  Following college, Ginny taught high school business classes in Milwaukee, WI where she met her husband Richard Lynch.  Together they moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota, to Indiana, to Virginia, and finally to Georgia, all the while raising four kids.   Ginny finished out her career, working for the University of Georgia in the Chemistry department for over 20 years. 

She is survived by her four children: Karen Bavis of Huntersville, NC; Sandy (Dave) Laken of Davidson, NC; Steven Lynch of Atlanta, GA; Patrick (Christine) Lynch of Olney, MD; and her nine grandchildren: Nate, Jack, Drew, Sam, Adam, Henry, Ann Townsend, Zachary and Charlie.

Ginny was known for her kind & caring soul, generous spirit, sense of humor and her unwavering love and loyalty to those she held dear. She cherished her time with family and friends and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to play bridge, quilt, read, volunteer, and laugh with friends. She spent the entirety of her life in the service of those that she loved. Her beautiful smile and kindness will be missed by all.  

A celebration of Ginny’s life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 1:00 p.m at The Catholic Center at UGA, with a reception immediately following in the parish hall.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Cancer Foundation of NE Georgia at or The Ann Townsend Lynch Foundation at

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Watkinsville, GA, is in charge of arrangements.

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Memorial Mass and Reception
February 24, 2024

1:00 PM
The Catholic Center at the University of Georgia
1344 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605
Athens, GA 30605


The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia
P.O. Box 49309, Athens GA 30604

Ann Townsend Lynch Foundation, c/o Katherine Lynch
3642 Mayfair Road NE, Atlanta GA 30342


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