Lynne Facey Hosterman November 14, 1946 - October 25, 2009
Lynne Hosterman, beloved soul mate of Michael Hosterman, passed away October 25, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Lynne was born on November 14, 1946 in Hollywood, California to Harley "Bud" Facey and Dorothy Facey. Both are waiting at heaven's door to welcome their daughter.
Bud was career Navy which allowed Lynne to meet many lifetime friends, in many places, as the family moved from post to post. They settled in Edmonds where Lynne spent many of her school years. She and Michael married almost twenty-five years ago and created a wonderful "combined" family which consists of Paul Yost (Cara) of Ellensburg, Tara Uderitz (Tod) of Snohomish, Michelle Borodin (Misha) of Los Angeles and Jennifer McPherson (Rick) of Seattle.
Our family has been blessed with six grandchildren; Bohdi, Cassidy, Abby, Kyra, Caitlin and Lindsey. They light up our family and a huge part of Lynne's life was devoted to them as an active, extremely involved "Mimi."It was her greatest pleasure of the last years, no doubt. Additional family include Lynne's wonderful sister Cheryl Gribble of Edmonds, with whom she was extremely close and spoke to every day; her step mother Ferne, who was married to Bud for 23 years and is very dear to us all. She is also survived by an extended family of Aunts/Uncles as well as many cousins who live across the United States but keep in very close contact.
Lynne was a shining light; always beautiful and most interested in everyone around her. She was unselfish with her time. She was an accomplished interior decorator, loved skiing and enjoyed golf especially when she and Michael could play alone or with the grandchildren and children. She loved traveling and considered herself a Parisian and loved everything French. We are so glad we got to do so much in the good years. Lynne was a wonderful home entertainer and loved to put on parties, dinners and other events. She loved Rod Stewart concerts and attended many. Lynne was the "glue" inour family, always planning activities. Our children promise to carry on these traditions. She was taken way too early and this loss will create a huge hole in our lives.
We would like to thank Dr. Henry Kaplan and his wonderful staff who cared for Lynne over the years and, I am certain, gave us many more years with Lynne than we might have otherwise had.
So I say to you now, don't cry because it's over. Instead, smile and be happy that it actually happened at all.
Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 28 to Oct. 29, 2009