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 www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.