Lynne Koppenhaver

September 12, 1969 - February 5, 2016

09/12/1969 - 02/05/2016

Past Services

Wednesday February 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Lynne Koppenhaver, of Virginia Beach, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the age of 46 years. She was born on September 12, 1969 in Oakland, California to the late Carroll D. and Trudy K. Smith.
Left to Cherish Lynne’s memory are her husband of 26 years, Michael; son Patrick R.; son Phillip M. and his wife Virginia; son Killian T.; son Keiran A. Koppenhaver; mother Trudy K. Smith; brother Michael Smith; and sister Debra Webb; niece Katie Houpt; nephew Johnnie Houpt; niece Brooke Barnes; and nephew Andy Barnes. Further survived numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, other relatives, and friends.
Lynne shared with her family and friends a wonderful sense of humor and her love of karaoke. In her vocation as wife to Michael, she was exceedingly supportive of his Naval and Maritime Career both at sea and ashore. She was always supporting her children’s musical (which encompassed marching band, symphonic, and orchestral settings) and athletic (encompassing baseball, basketball, football, and wrestling) endeavors and being one of their biggest fans.
Memorial services for Lynne will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel (5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462) at 7 PM with reception to follow.
As Lynne was an active participant for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, her family would like to direct memorial contributions to benefit their work with treating childhood cancer. It was so dear of a cause to her that she even shaved her head to be in solidarity with those courageous souls battling cancer. Contributions to this fund may be made at by clicking HERE.
The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by clicking on the “post a condolence” button below.

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Gloria Singleton
8 years ago

Michael I am so sorry for your lost. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nick Snively
8 years ago

I’m praying for you and your family Keiran.

Teresa Campbell
8 years ago

Mrs. Koppenhaver was always willing to help out in my classroom in any way when I had the pleasuring of having Keiran in my kindergarten and 3rd grade class. We also had the fun watching our children, Connor and Killian, play basketball together for Courthouse Recreation. What I remember most is her smile, kind heart, and love for her boys.

Frederick and Sarah Turgeon
8 years ago

We are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Lynne was a wonderful and gentle soul who will forever remain in our hearts. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Please accept our sincere condolences.

The Wolfe's
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family for comfort and peace. We met Lynne through the friendship of our children, when we did talk she always made me laugh.
Your cherished memories of your wife and mom will be yours forever and she will live in your hearts and soul through these memories.

Kim and Melvin Strawhand and family
8 years ago

Lynne was a beautiful soul. I feel so blessed to have shared a friendship with her. Mike, you and the boys will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Kellie M. Wheeler
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are the family at this time. Lynne will be very missed by her Princess Anne Middle School family as well. She was a dedicated wife, mother and colleague. You always knew your students were in good hands when she was working with them. It was a great sigh of relief just two years ago when I had to take Family Medical Leave to take care of my own son who had suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. Lynne rose to the challenge and made sure she was familiar and ready for the classes and curriculum that were placed before her. Heaven has a new angel, but she will be greatly missed here on Earth.

Steve Garland
8 years ago

Dear Michael,
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Ashok Sarin, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
8 years ago

Dear Michael, Good evening! It is with deep regret to learn about passing on of Mrs. Koppenhaver. My personal heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies are extended to family and your good self. I hope that stay strong to deal with this huge loss.

Anna Spence
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is heavy because loosing you mother is one of the hardest times of your life. The one thing that really stands out to me when I think of your mother/wife and touched me in a special way was the love and pride she had for her family. She was your family’s biggest cheerleader. Hugs to you all.