Lyn L. Smith-Miller, 58, a resident of Groton, Mass., for more than 20 years and most recently of Tyngsboro, succumbed to cancer Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Community Hospice House, Merrimack, N.H.
Lyn was born in Newton, March 1, 1961, a daughter of the late Hugh C. and Jewel (Deaton) Smith and was a graduate of Newton High School. She continued her education at University of Northern Iowa and was currently enrolled in the Graduate Sports Management program at Northeastern University, Boston.
She leaves her husband of 28 years, E. Geoffrey Miller; and her sister, Terri Ann Smith of Washington. In 2015, she was predeceased by her daughter, Erin C. Smith-Miller of Groton.
Lyn spent much of her career working as an athletic director. She began in Louisiana before moving to Massachusetts where she worked in that capacity at Dedham Country Day School and most recently at Nashoba Brooks School in Concord. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking and mountain climbing in Vermont with her two dogs and was an avid Boston Celtics fan. Lyn was also an avid traveler and enjoyed good food, music and theatre. Lyn was passionate about woman’s rights, believing that advocating for change was advocating for humanity. She strived to make the world better than she found it. Following the death of her daughter, Lyn and her husband became engaged with the Megan’s House, a home for young women recovering from substance abuse and were instrumental in the formation of Erin’s Success House, where girls in recovery could live while reentering the workforce and taking the net steps in their path to recovery.
A funeral service for Lyn will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at Anderson Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road, (Rte 2A) Ayer. Please see andersonfuneral.com for additional information or to leave an online condolence. Lyn’s family will receive family and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday. Memorial contributions may be made Erin’s Success House, c/o The Megan House Foundation, 100 Merrimack St., Suite 301 D, Lowell, MA 01852.