Lyn Elizabeth Jordan Buxton

Lyn lived by the motto that is engraved on their headstone “If it’s not eternal forget it.”

Lyn Elizabeth Jordan Buxton was reunited with “her Larry” on February 13, 2024, just in time for Valentines Day. Lyn was born September 18, 1944, in Astoria, Oregon, the only child of William Hall Jordan Jr. and Betty June O’Bannon Jordan. She was raised in the Magnolia and Ballard neighborhoods of Seattle. Her fondest childhood memories are of summer vacations spent on Hood Canal in Seabeck with her grandparents, McKee & Eleanor O’Bannon, and her Uncle Mike (who was only 7 years older) and going to Vashon Island to spend time with her Aunt Jeannette, who she affectionally referred to as “Auntie” and her Albright cousins, Bob, Karen Mike, and Carol.

Lyn graduated from Ballard High School in 1962, and went on to work for Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone where she developed and grew her secretarial skills. She was an exceptionally skilled typist and multitasker.

One evening in 1964, after bowling league, her friend Candy’s boyfriend sent his roommate to pick Candy up. He was a handsome farm boy from Goshen, Utah named Larry. When Lyn saw Larry, she couldn’t explain it, but she had a feeling she was going to marry him. Not long afterthey started dating Larry had go to St. Paul, Minnesota and then Grand Forks, North Dakota for his work with Boeing.

While on a return trip to Seattle, he came to pick her up from work one night. Lyn had already boarded the bus, so Larry boarded the bus also, and whisked her off with him to the houseboat on Lake Union where he lived. As they prepared to go play cards with friends that night, he couldn’t wait any longer and burst into the room where Lyn was changing and blurted out “Will you marry me?” Her response, as she stood there in her underwear, was “You know I will, now get out!”

Being apart for most of their courtship and engagement, they leave behind 6 months’ worth of love letters that they wrote back and forth, nearly daily, leading up to their wedding on July 17, 1965.Their love is epic and eternal.Those letters gave us the start of their story. To be able to witness one of the most beautiful love stories of all time come full circle has been so beautiful. The best part of this story is that it never ends. This is only the start of their next, eternal chapter.

Soon after they married, Larry & Lyn moved to North Dakota for his work with Boeing. When Boeing transferred them back to Seattle in 1966 they decided to settle on Vashon Island. They built a home and raised five children. She created an abundance of love and humor in that home.

When the kids all became school aged, she once again put her secretarial skills to work at Glendale Realty alongside her dear friend Patsy Winterton. She went on to work at K2 Ski Corporation, and then Pacific Research Laboratories.

Her favorite job, and the one she excelled at the most, was being a wife and mother. Lyn was a devoted wife to Larry and an amazing mom to Daron, Teresa, Kyle, Charon & McKee.

Lyn lived by the motto that is engraved on their headstone “If it’s not eternal forget it.” If it wasn’t something she was going to take with her when she left this earth it wasn’t important to her. She knew the only things she needed was her testimony in the gospel of Jesus Christ, her Larry, and the relationships she made here on earth. She lived with an eternal perspective with the primary goal of being worthy to stand, hand in hand with Larry, in the presence of Heavenly Father and her Savior Jesus Christ, and to have the opportunity to renew the beautiful relationships of this life.

Lyn was preceded in death by her eternal companion, Larry Milton Buxton, her parents, and Auntie, Jeanette O’Bannon Albright.

Lyn & Larry’s love lives on through their children, Daron Buxton (Tami), Teresa Buxton, Kyle Buxton (Amber), Charon Sprague (Richard), and McKee Buxton.

Grandchildren, Casey Buxton (Maggie), Catelyn Alumbaugh (Jacob), Blake Kendrick (Keely), Madison Kendrick, Riley Buxton, Tucker Buxton, Harley Allred (Aaron), Mason Buxton, & Perry Buxton. And great-grandchildren, Hazel, Alexander, and Pepper.

Lyn was laid to rest on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in the Vashon Cemetery, next to Larry.

The family requests that anyone who wishes to honor Lyn make a charitable donation to fund pancreatic cancer research (