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Obituary for Lynne Marie Ardell Draney

Marie Ardell Ware “Lynne” Draney—January 26,1940 - February 12, 2022

Lynne Draney passed away February 12, 2022, with her daughter Mary and
granddaughter Marley by her side. Lynne was born and raised in Palo Alto, California. She
was lovingly referred to as “Pinky” by her grandfather which quickly became a nickname she
carried throughout her early life. Lynne was kind, and generous to all she met. She was a
Renaissance woman who met no challenge she could not tackle. This ingenuity came in handy as she helped to start and foster multiple business ventures during her life. She was artistic, creative, and an avid collector. She found passion in history and ancestry. Lynne was iconic for the warm way she could greet a stranger and suddenly make connections with them, and leave them feeling as if they had a new best friend. Her warm and ready smile led to many close and dear friendships that lasted decades.

Later in life, Lynne dedicated her efforts towards her Savior. She served a mission for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie,
Hawaii. She served as a temple worker at the St. George Temple. She dedicated endless
hours researching and writing a book about the “young” boy Joseph Smith. Her final mission
was to get it published.

Friends and family were at the core of Lynne’s heart. She demonstrated that with calls,
and visits. She would share stories and memories, always hoping to bring a smile. All
moments with Lynne were ended with her saying, “I love you.”

Lynne is preceded in death by her parents and brother Don. She is survived by her
sister Claudia Evans; her four children; Dyke Huish (wife Karen), Joy Astle (husband Chad),
Mary Burkinshaw-Layton (husband Roy) and Will Huish (wife Erin); 18 grandchildren, and 4

The family would like to express deep gratitude for the many of you who continued to
love and keep in close contact with Lynne during her trying last couple years. She was blessed to have been graced by your friendships.

Services will be February 25, 2022, at the Edgewood Chapel, 3511 North 180 East, Provo, Utah 84604 - with a LIVE BROADCAST beginning at 11am, on where condolences and memories may be shared.