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Deborah Jean Lynch
June 30, 1947  -  August 12, 2012


Deborah (Debbie) Jean Jared Lynch of Little Rock, Arkansas left this Earth on Sunday, August 12, 2012, at the age of 65. Debbie was born in Houston, Texas, on June 30, 1947. She attended the University of Houston, where she earned a bachelor's degree in political science and met her future husband, Dr. Thomas Lynch. The couple married July 24, 1971, at the Universty of Houston. Debbie was a devoted mother and wife with a passion for politics, her faith, running, baseball, basketball, art, sewing and cooking. She worked as a real estate agent in the Little Rock area for more than 15 years. Debbie was a strong woman full of faith, humor, and love. She met each person with a heart of warmth, compassion, and exuberance. Debbie bravely battled cancer throughout her life, beginning at age 15, with two subsequent bouts in the past nine years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jared, and her brother, Donald.

Deborah is survived by her husband of 41 years, Thomas Lynch; daughters, Jennifer Lynch Cauley and Erin Lynch; grandchildern, Jared Lynch Burchfield and Aidan Cauley; brothers, Leonard Jared and Dennis Jared; and sister, Jo Ann Black.

A prayer service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2012 and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Little Rock. Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501) 224-8300.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the scholoarship fund supporting biology students in the name of Dr. Thomas and Deborah J. Lynch at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Office of Development, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204.

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