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BARBARA McCURDY LYNN, aged 84, beloved mother and sister, passed of natural causes on August 7, 2023, from Waldorf, Maryland, after a long journey with dementia and other physical ailments.
Barbara will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Tammi Foxwell (David), her brother Michael McCurdy, and a host of family and friends.
Barbara was born on October 28, 1938, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, to the late Richard S. McCurdy, Sr. and Florine Cross McCurdy. She was the oldest child and only daughter, and she had four brothers. She grew up on the same block as her maternal grandparents and excelled in school, graduating in 1956 from Dunbar High School as class salutatorian.
Barbara attended Tuskegee Institute (now University), where she majored in biology. She met her husband, Marvin Lynn, there and they married in 1959. Her husband joined the U.S. Air Force as an officer, a position few African Americans held at that time, and his military career took them to many exotic locations, such as Taiwan and pre-unification West Germany. Along the way in 1965, they picked up a souvenir from Taiwan in the form of an adopted daughter, Tammi. In addition to Taiwan and Germany, Barbara and her family spent time in places as far flung as Great Falls, Montana; Lompoc, California; Milford, Massachusetts; and San Antonio, Texas. While in West Germany, the family was lucky enough to be able to visit other foreign countries such as Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom, in addition to many regions of West Germany itself. During this time, Barbara was first and foremost a devoted military wife and mother and held occasional part-time jobs. The family was last attached to Andrews Air Force Base (now Joint Base Andrews) and moved to Brandywine, Maryland, in 1978. Upon her husband's military retirement, they settled in Maryland permanently and Barbara joined the FBI, where she thrived, promoting through the ranks from squad secretary to computer assistant until her own retirement in 2000.
Barbara was an avid ten-pin bowler, winning many bowling tournaments (some with her husband) due to her mean hook ball and 200+ bowling average. She was an even more avid reader, and she rooted heartily for her Washington football team until the day she passed.
In addition to her parents, Barbara is predeceased by her husband and three brothers, Richard Jr., Lawrence and Gregory.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, the Dementia Society of America, or the Alzheimer’s Association.