Advocate, mother, friend: Lynda leaves her lasting legacy.

Lynda Geiger hands her husband Darren his team hat and gives him a kiss for good luck.
Lynda Geiger hands her husband Darren his team hat and gives him a kiss for good luck. Brandon Livesay

FOR a "little barmaid from a country town", Lynda Geiger has left her mark in the hearts and minds of the people of the South Burnett.

After being diagnosed with terminal melanoma last June, the 46-year-old died at home, surrounded by her family on Monday night.

"I'll never forget her spirit, her fight and the way she influenced people," husband Darren Geiger said.

"The way she raised awareness and money through her melanoma awareness program - all while she couldn't get out of her chair."

Darren met Lynda more than two decades ago, spotting her for the first time on a night out on the town.

Her parents owned Kingaroy's Club Hotel at the time and Darren's confidence was high.

"I'd had a couple and she was a good sort," he laughed.

The couple celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with the three sons they brought up together on June 10 this year.

"I have so many fond memories of her, but the day I first saw her in a wedding dress was incredible," Darren said.

"She was a brilliant mum, she loved the boys - they were part of the reason she battled for so long.

"She loved them and she would've fronted anyone who messed with her boys."

Lynda's commitment and love for her family was strong, and her passion for people and her community was what made her happy.

"She just loved people from all walks of life. It didn't matter what they did or how much money they had, everyone was treated the same," Darren said.

"Within five minutes of talking to someone, she just completely disarmed them with how much she cared.

"She was absolutely amazing like that and that was one of the things that made her so special - everyone just felt like she remembered them."

Darren described her as a positive and bright woman who loved to have fun.

"Lynda was just happy in her own little world mixing with the people here," he said.

"She was a little barmaid from a country town and the tributes have been incredible.

"I just really want to thank the whole South Burnett community and the way they've gotten behind us and supported us."

A funeral service will be held for Lynda at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Monday, November 23 from 1.30pm, to be followed by internment at the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

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