Lynn Wilson Goodchild, a beloved wife, mother, and friend, passed away on Feb. 20, 2023, in Annapolis, Maryland.
She was born on Feb. 9, 1946, in Pasadena, California, to Dr. John and Berenice Wilson. Lynn spent her childhood in Ohio before attending the University of Kentucky and later The Ohio State University, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.
Lynn worked as a dental hygienist, and it was during this time that she met her future husband, Anthony “Tony” Goodchild, on a blind date in Boston.
They were married on Sept. 4, 1971, and lived in Newbury, Hamilton and Marblehead while raising their two daughters, Paige (Doug) Hamilton and Brooke (Rush) McCloy.
After retirement, Lynn and Tony lived in several locations, including Florida, Maine, South Carolina and Virginia before finally settling in Annapolis, Maryland, to be close to family.
Lynn was passionate about maintaining clean teeth and promoting a bright smile, gardening, skiing, spending time in the warm ocean, her dogs, and playing playful pranks wherever and whenever she could. Her curiosity to explore the world stimulated her, her family and her friends to explore various countries and cultures.
Lynn touched the lives of many people, including her husband, daughters, five grandchildren — Reid, Cole and Myles Hamilton; and Porter and Tate McCloy — her brother, Steve (Karen) Wilson; her brother-in-law, Sargent (Susan) Goodchild; and her dear friends who brought her immense joy throughout her life.
Lynn is survived by her husband, Tony, and her two daughters. A small memorial service for family will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2023, in Marblehead.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lynn’s memory to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust — an organization that works to address the sustainability of wildlife conservation in Kenya, with a notable focus on the protection of elephants.
Lynn will be deeply missed, and her memory will be cherished by all who knew her.