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Celebrating the life of

Helen Rowland Lynah

May 08, 1925 - July 05, 2024

Helen Rowland Lynah

Helen Rowland Lynah passed away peacefully on July 5, 2024. Born May 8, 1925, to Minnie Coney and Charles Pinckney Rowland in Savannah, Georgia, Helen attended Pape School and graduated from Dwight School in Englewood New Jersey. In 1955 she married Wallace Howard Lynah of Savannah and they lovingly raised two daughters and a son together during their 42-year marriage. Helen had a deep appreciation of nature and God’s magnificent earth, being especially drawn to the unique beauty, history and culture of coastal Georgia and its barrier islands. Helen’s curiosity and adventurous spirit eventually led her on numerous excursions farther from home and across the globe; often to remote areas sleeping in tents and traveling by basic means. Whether it was hiking the Himalayas or experiencing a major earthquake on a mountainside in Guatemala, Helen had a truly immersive interest in the world around her.

Closer to home and over the years, Helen enjoyed spending time during the summers on the Back River at Tybee, playing tennis with her friends of all ages, observing the wonders of the night sky with her telescope, reading voraciously, and listening to live music. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Wallace, her brother Charles Greenlee Rowland who perished at sea during WWII, her sister Mary Rowland Colquitt and her husband Adrian, her son Charles Wallace Lynah and her beloved aunt Helen Clark Rowland. She is survived by her daughters Helen Lynah Stone, Mary Lynah Lewis and Mary’s husband Christian, her grandchildren Wesley Ten Broeck Stone, Lynah Stone Gottlieb and her husband Bennett, Mary Rowland Lewis and Lucy Elizabeth Lewis, as well as her great grandchildren Wallace Banks Gottlieb, William Harris Gottlieb, and Merit Elizabeth Gottlieb. The family wishes to sincerely thank the amazing caregivers at the Oaks of the Marshes on Skidaway Island for their love and support that went above and beyond the call of duty and which will never be forgotten.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday July 17th at 10:30 a.m. at Bonaventure cemetery.

Donations in Helen’s memory could be made to the Humane Society or the charity of your choice.



Helen (and family), my sincere condolences on your loss. What a long and well lived life. May memories of your Mother bring you comfort.

- Anne Lowman Scheer, Savannah, GA

Helen was such a great neighbor she has been missed - may Perpetual light shine upon her. Our deepest sorrow for the family?

- Steve & Alice Pollak, Savannah , Ga

To the Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Such a vibrant woman! Sending prayers.

- Emily Garrard, Savannah , GA

I loved Helen and always enjoyed visiting with her at the UU church. She was filled with vitality and good humor. She had great spirit and friendliness. I will definitely miss her. May her memory always be a blessing.

- Jean Iaderosa, Missoula, MT

Dear Helen, Mary, Christian and all the grands and great grands Helen was a gem. Helen enriched my life and my family's lives. Losing her is like losing my grandmother all over again. She was my last connection to my grand parents. I will miss her terribly. She helped me find joy in my work life everyday. Please know that I am thinking of you all and am very sorry that I am not able to be at her service right now. I will make sure to honor her by bringing curiosity and joy to my job and to other aspects of my life. Much love, little Celia.

- Celia H. Dunn, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

Oh what a gift it was to care for Ms. Lynah over the last few months. She was a light and a joy.

- Barbi , Savannah , ga

We will all miss our Aunt Helen. Our last member of "The Greatest Generation".

- Nancy Lynah, Savannah, Ga

Helen, my condolences. You have been so steadfast in your care for your mother. Thank you for keeping her vibrant, brave energy alive. She lived a wonderful life!

- Wood, Savannah, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel