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Frank Demcy Mylar, Sr., born January 18, 1927, passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 26, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee Mylar, with whom he lived and was married to for 67 years. He is also survived by his three children and their spouses, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Demcy was involved in many careers and endeavors over his life time. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Jame Orin and Frank Margaret Lewis Mylar. He graduated from Ferndale High School in Ferndale, WA. He ran track in high school and became a ping pong champion in college where he played the champion of Canada. He attended Bob Jones University, Biola Theological Seminary, and Western Baptist Theological Seminary before becoming a traveling evangelist with his wife. Both had radio programs and had cut several music records. He played the guitar and the trumpet.
He then transitioned into a vibrant and illustrious radio broadcasting career in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Southern California, and Montana. He and his wife then began their family and had three children. During his time in Montana he started a successful daily regional newspaper called “The Magicland Times.” He then started First Baptist Church in Omak, WA, in 1973, which is still thriving to this day. During that time he built an ahead of its kind truck camper that looked like a store bought camper.
He worked for KSMS in Seattle, WA and started his own printing company, “Bothel Printing. After his children had finished college, at age 65, he became a licensed contractor and built several beautiful homes in Ocean Shores, WA. These homes are still standing to this day despite a storm that wiped out most of the homes around them several years ago.
He and his wife then became campground hosts for several years when in his 70s and then began working at Ruby’s Inn in Ruby’s Inn, Utah for ten years, where they made lasting friends with the families that own and operate Ruby’s Inn. During this time, they also resided in Washington, Utah. He next began working at Walmart where he successfully apprehended several people trying to steal from the store. He once apprehended a criminal at gunpoint until the police could arrive who was trying to steal his pickup and camper when he was in his 80s.
He loved to fish and camp and travel, read the Bible and watch basketball. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play high school basketball. Although he never had a college degree, he accomplished much and was easily admitted as a member of Mensa after taking a test when he was 60. He always loved Psalm 23 and still remembers his sister, who preceded him in death years ago, reading it to him when he was 4. He will be missed greatly, but said he was always ready to meet his Maker.
A memorial service will be held in his honor at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, Utah on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
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