Lynette Aiken, age 77, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024 in Clarksville, Tennessee. She was born on July 18, 1946 in Wabash, Indiana as the younger of two daughters born to Melvin Wayne Gray and Martha Ellen Monroe.
Lynette attended Suitland High School in Prince George's County, Maryland and after graduation, went to work as a secretary at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. While there, she met her husband, Thomas D. Aiken, who was working at the Pentagon. They were married on November 26, 1966 in Forestville, Maryland and were married for 56 years.
Lynette was an amazing wife, mother, grandma, and friend. She was incredibly kind, generous, deeply loving, and she never met a stranger. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, and meeting new people. She had a huge heart, was extremely compassionate, and would help anyone in any way possible. She loved listening to music, especially from the 50’s and 60’s, one of her favorites being Johnny Mathis, and had fond memories of dancing with her parents and sister while growing up.
While living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she attended St. Chad's Episcopal Church and enjoyed volunteering to help the community in many ways. She worked as a registrar in a dental office in Albuquerque and later at the Hospital for Special Surgery Osteoporosis Center in New York, New York.
Lynette is survived by her oldest son, Michael Aiken, and his children: Kelsie Salazar, Kate, Kobie, and Kim Aiken; youngest daughter, Cari Dobbs and her husband, Chuck; youngest son, Robert Aiken and his wife, Camie, and their children, Trent and Sydney Aiken; dear friend, Trudy Kurten; and many loved ones and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; sister, Suzanne Koperski; oldest daughter, Janet Aiken; and her beloved dog, Queenie.
The family will gather to celebrate her life at a private memorial.
Donations in her memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Dementia Society of America.
Please visit Lynette's tribute wall and share a memory with the family.