Lynette Kovar

12/14/1957 - 01/28/2024

Lynette (Williams) Kovar, 66, of Clearwater, FL and Dearborn, MI passed away peacefully January 28, 2024 after a period of extended illness. She is survived by her son Jesse, her former husband David, and her sister Leigh Tunstall. She was predeceased by her father Samuel Williams, mother Barbara (Boros) Williams, and sister Laurie.

Lyn went to Dearborn’s Edsel Ford High School where she met and soon married her high school sweetheart, David. She attended UM-Dearborn and Central Michigan Univ with an interest in theology and childhood education. They lived briefly in Lafayette, CO before returning home to give birth to their son Jesse, near friends and family. The young family then lived briefly in North Ogden, UT before finally settling in Clearwater, FL for the next 30 years.

Lyn raised her son believing her most important role was to impart the virtues of empathy and morality during his youth. She homeschooled Jesse, permitting frequent family travel, taking pride in his early college admission. She later worked at PSCU credit union as an account manager. After her divorce, she lived several years at the Hampton Apartments in Clearwater, exploring her independence and enjoying time with friends.

Lyn was loyal and steadfast with the friends she held dear. She loved arts and crafts projects; had a snarky wit and an easy laugh. She loved to dress in bright colored scarves and hats; delighting in a relaxing morning out at Starbucks. She loved Michigan’s four seasons, fresh cold snow and the beauty of fall’s changing leaves. Lyn cherished her faith and the comfort it offered. She sought to embody its virtues and always see the best in others. She served in her local churches across her entire life: singing in the choir, as organist, or teaching Sunday school. She was a lifelong champion of women’s rights and advocated for many social causes.

She delighted in providing surprise gifts to children, regardless of any holiday, often speaking warmly of the innocent joy and happy laughter that such gestures could bring to little ones. Throughout her life, she found a special joy in celebrating and decorating for birthdays and holidays; although Christmas was always particularly special to her. Lynette had a lifelong love of cats. In her later years she found comfort and warm companionship from Buddy and Baby, whom she endlessly adored, and who kept her company for hours on end.

While there will be no public memorial, comments of remembrance are welcome on this page.

In lieu of flowers or consolations, if desired, donations in Lynette’s memory are welcome to either the ASPCA or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital – Lynette’s two favorite charities that she supported monthly throughout her life.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Donation Page

ASPCA Donation Page