Lynn Uram Obituary (2022) – Washington, Pennsylvania
Lynn Spoonamore Uram, SPHR, 60, of Eighty-Four, formerly of Stanford, Ky., Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 6, 2022, after a brief illness with COVID-19. Her family affectionately called her “Zelda”.
Lynn was born December 21, 1961 in Stanford, Kentucky, and was the daughter of James and Lynda Spoonamore.
She attended Stanford Elementary School, Lincoln County High School and the University of Kentucky (UK). She never missed a day of school or college. Lynn graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1984 with a Business Administration degree and has been a UK Alumni Life Member since 1984.
She was a member of the UK Alumni Wildcat Society – a life-sustaining charity; a student government officer; Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa – a collegial leadership society. She was the first female chief justice of the Student Government Association.
She has spent her professional career in human resources, notably at Valassis Inserts in Michigan.
She moved to Pittsburgh in the early 1990s. She was in human resources at the Hornes department store. She then became Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Dick’s Clothing and Sporting Goods. She was there when the chain moved from Binghamton, NY to Pittsburgh. A real highlight of this period was being part of the management team that took on Dick’s audience.
She rang the opening bell on Wall Street on Wednesday October 16, 2002 after retiring from that career.
Lynn was a much loved and well known Shelties breeder and exhibitor as the Castlegate Shetland Sheepdogs kennel. Although her first love was leading the Shelties in agility, she also competed in many other venues. His Shelties have won advanced titles and championships in Conformation (American Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club), Scent Work, Breeding, Rally, Obedience, Versatility, Deceptive Dog, Farm Dog, fast cat and good canine citizen.
Lynn’s Shelties were versatile and accomplished, but also beloved members of the family. If you’ve been lucky enough to own a Castlegate sheltie, you’ve become part of the family as well.
An active member of the Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Pittsburgh Inc. and the Keystone Canine Training Club, she has supported both clubs in many ways during their events and shows. The dog world has lost a really nice and remarkable friend.
Lynn will long be remembered for her zest for life, infectious laughter, and enthusiastic praise when you managed to show off your Sheltie.
Lynn “professed her faith in Jesus Christ at age 8 during a revival at Stanford Baptist Church.”
Lynn is survived by her husband of 27 years, Thomas Uram; mother, Lynda Spoonamore; father, James Spoonamore (Gloria); and her beloved sister, Julie Spoonamore of Lexington Ky.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday January 10, 2022, at Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Avenue, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor / Director, Holly Renay Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director, Park N. Croisier, director.
A funeral liturgy will be held at 10 am on Tuesday January 11, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Church, St. James Parish, 119 W. Chestnut Street. Washington, with Rev. John Lynam officiating. The entombment will follow in the cemetery of the Queen of Heaven, the mausoleum of Mary the Mother of the Church.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Animal Friends; 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Condolences can be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.
Posted by Observer-Reporter on January 8, 2022.