July 8, 1928-Feb. 5, 2019
Mary Catherine Lynch (Staples), known to friends, and family as Mary Cay, peacefully moved on at age 90, early Tuesday morning, Feb. 5th in her lifelong home. Her residence remained on the ten hundred block on West Silver Street for the entirety of her life. She was born July 8th, 1928 in Butte to Charles F. Sr. and Catherine Anne Staples and was the youngest of three siblings, Charles (Chuck) F. Staples Jr. and Dr. Daniel Edmund (Ned) Staples (both deceased). Mary Cay was a parish member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, graduate of Central High School, and attended Montana State College in Bozeman. At age 21, she met Robert (Bob) G. Lynch Sr., and started what would be a beautiful marriage in June of 1951. Her husband passed away in the summer of 1983. Winter of 1953, they adopted their first infant daughter, Catherine (Cayle) Adele Lynch (Wingard) (deceased 2014). In the spring of 1957, they adopted an infant son, Robert (Bob) G. Lynch, Jr.
Mary Cay had a knack for common sense, a love for bald eagles, new gadgets, and countless new cars while married. She was intelligent, well-schooled, with a good mind for business. At the age of 10, she was helping her mother run a catering business out of their Silver Street home. She obtained her driver’s license at age 11. By the age of 16, she earned her pilots license and loved to fly in the early years. She held various positions at the local Pay n Save, KBOW (where she met her future husband), Skaggs, Osco, and Dr. Ned’s (brother) medical practice. Her community services included a Red Cross Volunteer and various others. Her later years gave way to enjoying their summer weekends on the Gallatin River near Castle Rock where they had their RV permanently parked by the bank of the river.
She will be remembered and dearly missed by her son, Bob, 4 grandchildren, Jeni (Jeff) Hovey, Jared Lynch, Scott (Jessica) Lynch, and Steven (Korie) Lynch, 6 great-grandchildren, Lucie, Oliver, Quinn, Abigail, Derek, and Devin, along with nephews Danny, Steve, Mark, Tom, and niece Sally Staples, and son-in-law Mike Wingard, and several neighbors, and lifelong friends.
A cremation will take place. A simple, informal open house will be held to honor her life between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23rd, at her home on the ten hundred block of Silver Street.
Rest in peace Mom. You had a great journey!