Lyndann Louise (Lyndy) Syring passed away on January 29, 2013. She was born October 31, 1945 to Clyde and Marjorie Syring in Wenatchee, Wash.
When she was eight, the family moved to Oroville, Wash. where she formed many life-long friendships in the Oroville Free Methodist Church “family,” schools and community. At age nine, Lyndy committed her life to Jesus Christ and He sustained her as she strove to live for Him through all her years.
After graduation, OHS class of 1963, she attended Seattle Pacific College. On July 3, 1964 she married Wendell Zesiger. The couple lived briefly in Seattle where Lyndy took medical technician training. Upon moving to Spokane, she worked as a doctor’s assistant; Wendell joined the U.S. Army. After he completed basic training, she joined him where he was stationed in Texas, Louisiana and Virginia until he was sent to Viet Nam. She then lived in Oroville where she gave birth to their first son. In 1968, they moved to Fairbanks, Alaska which became her home for 36 years.
God and family were always tops of Lyndy’s priorities. Five of her six children were born in Alaska where the family lived a typical rural “Last Frontier” lifestyle. Besides occupations of wife and mother, Lyndy’s teaching “career” included home-schooling her six children and teaching in private schools they attended. She volunteered her love and care, service and time in Hospice for a number of years. The family survived and thrived despite many challenges, long winters and short summers. She was an avid gardener, often seen selling produce at Farmers’ Market and with ribbons from Tanana Valley State Fair. Even more often, she generously sent her abundance home with family and friends.
Anywhere Lyndy lived she made personal contributions of true loyal friendship, love, humor, encouragement, integrity. She was a faithful wife and mother of the highest caliber; a blessing to all those with whom she ever related.
Lyndy became a resident of Washington State again October 2004. There, she enjoyed her cozy brook-side Walla Walla home and anyone who came through her door was warmly welcomed. One of several employments to which she gave time, skills and love of people was the Christian Aid Center. She made many lasting friendships in church, community and women’s groups.
2008 began yet another chapter in Lyndy’s life as God brought about reconnection with Larry Hemry, four decades after each left Oroville. Long distance friendship grew to life-commitment and exchange of wedding vows Aug. 7, 2009 in Walla Walla. Thus began a marriage made in heaven, lived with joy on earth as they made Sumas, Wash. their home.
Lyndy entered into her Eternal Home Jan. 29, 2013. She is lovingly remembered by her multitude of friends and family: husband Larry Hemry (Sumas); sister and brother-in-law Sandra and Bob Hilderbrand (Oroville); beloved children and families of two dozen plus grandchildren: Lyndell and Sarah Zesiger (Salcha, Alaska); Laurie and David Mowery (Blantyre, Africa); Andrew and Shannon Zesiger (Graham, Wash.); Tim and Gretchen Zesiger(North Pole, AK); Jennie and David Robinson (Mzuzu, Africa); Bethany and Isaac Drake(Hardin, MT). Other family and friends include Fred Johnson, John Norwick, Annabelle Scriven, Mary Higley, John Zesiger, Ellie Newton, Renee Zesiger, David Hemry, Trish Boyer, Lew and Erlene Myers, Beverly Boxleitner, uncles, aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Lyndy’s life was held Feb. 9, 2013, Fairbanks, Alaska. If any desire to give in honor and memory of Lyndy, thus extending her contributions for God into lives and missions, the family suggests: Bible Baptist Church (32 Adak Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701); North Star Baptist Church (315 5th Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701); Oroville Free Methodist Church (Box 9, Oroville, WA 98844); Salvation Army.