Frank Lynd

Frank Lynd Obit PhotoFrank H. Lynd passed away June 1, 2014 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village.  He was 95 years old.

    Frank was born August 8, 1918 in Roundup, Montana to Ruben and Mary Lynd. He was one of seven children Freda, Elmer, Bill, Ray, Robert and Joe. Shortly after Frank was born the family moved from Montana to Palouse, WA.

Frank attended school in Palouse leaving after the ninth grade to start a life of farming. He worked for several farms in the Palouse area before moving to Troy where he built a house and started to work his own land and run cattle. He did this every day on his own until his son, Bob, joined him in running the farm and Frank “sort of“ retired. He was very proud that he was able to drive combine until he turned 80 years old – completing 65 harvest seasons

Frank married his one and only, Bula Jeffers, Sept. 20, 1939 at Palouse. They were just shy of 75 years together. They had two sons, Gary and Bob, who they raised on the farm in Troy.

         Frank was an avid hunter of the Lochsa area in his early years. But his main enjoyment was his family and hard work  whether it was running the combine, feeding the cows, tending the garden or splitting piles of firewood he was always working.        He continued to spilt firewood for “exercise” up until about five years ago. He often told stories of ice skating on the frozen Palouse River as a kid  going from Palouse to Potlatch  and his many hunting trips on horseback.

  Frank is survived by his wife, Bula, his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Jo Lynd of Troy, two grandchildren, Rusty (Dana) Lynd of Spokane and Peggy Lynd (Don) of Troy, his brother, Joe Lynd of Palouse, four great-grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary, his parents, Ruben and Mary, and his siblings, Freda, Elmer, Bill, Ray and Robert.

Frank was loved and will be greatly missed.

 A family graveside service will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements are being handled by Shorts Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to

4 Responses to Frank Lynd

  1. Pete and Denise Amell says:

    Hi, Bob and Jo,
    We are really sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. We will help you however we can and you need right now. Please just let us know. We sure are thinking about you both and your mom.
    Our best wishes,
    Pete and Denise

  2. Gary W. Johnson says:

    What a Great Man….He gave me my first job hauling hay, then harvest………..Frank was one of the best! Bula,Bob,and Jo I wish you all my condolences……………..Gary

  3. jeanne jones Harriman says:

    Bob and Jo and Family,
    I am sorry to hear about Frank. I never got to meet him, but he sounded like a really wonderful guy. My heart goes out to you, Bob; it’s very hard losing a parent. Love and hugs to all of you….jeanne beanne

  4. Cindy Johnson says:

    Frank was an amazing man. I used to live at the Morrow place on Wallen Rd. He caught up a horse for me one time when my kids and I were on a horseback ride in the Howell area. He liked to tease the kids about it later. I can still see him harvesting in an open combine around the Morrow place. He gave the kids a ride on it. He and Bula were always friendly and welcoming to us. He had a wonderful sense of humor.
    I am sorry to hear of his passing but believe he lived a very full like. My thoughts are with your family and with an appreciation of knowing a great man.

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