We are devastated to announce the passing of Lynda Fay Byrd, 65, of Fairfield, PA. Lynda left us on June 10th, 2022, after a valiant battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Lynda was a devoted mother and lived every day for her children and grandchildren. Though Lynda’s true passion in life was family, she made friends and helped people wherever life took her. She seemed to have found the secret to unending optimism and generously spread joy and rays of sunshine in the lives of everyone who knew her.
Born in Bethesda, Maryland on October 15th, 1956, Lynda graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1974. Throughout her career she dedicated herself in service to our local judiciaries, and retired from her position as Chief Deputy to the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Frederick County, in 2018. When she wasn’t working or pursuing the dreams of her children and grandchildren, she loved to explore and push the limits of her talents in painting. She made beautiful works of art using acrylic paints, watercolor, and colored pencils. She painted for anyone and everyone, rarely keeping her works for herself.
Beloved daughter of the late Harriet V. Foster, Lynda was survived by her father, Wesley F. Foster; her sisters Susan G. Hawkins, Sandra K. Bogley; her daughters Linsi N. Byrd, Cassidy R. Wilhelm; and her grandchildren Isabella P. Bryant, Mazie R. Esworthy, and her two step grandchildren Taylar N. Wilhelm, and Ashley M. Wilhelm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to our fundraiser at
Money raised will be donated to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Lynda’s name.
Lynda’s funeral services will be held at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702 on Thursday June 16th at 3:00pm. Family and friends can also come along following the service to gather for refreshments and memories afterwards.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared a staufferfuneralhome.com.