Mylo Granville Lyng passed away in Spokane on May 25, 2013. He was born the son of Henry and Selma (Rom) Lyng in McHenry County, North Dakota on Jan. 8, 1932.
Mylo and his family moved to Colville when he was six-years- old. He at¬tended and graduated from Colville High School as a 12-year senior. Upon graduating from high school, Mylo en¬listed in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country. While he was stationed in Ohio, he met the love of his life, Barb. Three months later, the two were married. Mylo and his wife, Barbara, were happily married for 51 years. Mylo adopted Barbara’s two boys, Joe and Kerry. Three years later, Barb gave birth to their daughter, Vicki.
Following Mylo’s honorable discharge from the Air Force, the family moved from Ohio back to Colville where he has lived since. Mylo worked as a mechanic at Cole Motors in Colville for five years before going to work as a driver for Holsom (Snyder’s) Bread Company until his retirement in 1993.
Mylo enjoyed his retirement by spending as much time as he could with his family. He learned the value of volunteering for com¬munity service, from helping build the Scout Cabin on Lake Sherry when he was a teenager. Volunteering for the good of Colville was a passion. He spent countless hours with various civic organizations. He was the caretaker of the Knights of Pythias cabin for ten years, helped hang Christmas lights over Main Street every holiday season for over 20 years, enjoyed cooking breakfast at the Northeast Washington Fair for the lo¬cal 4-H kids, assisted with placement of the American flags in front of local businesses each and every holiday, helped build the Vista House on Colville Mountain, and was part of the volunteer group that was instrumental in rebuilding the cross on Colville Mountain.
Mylo was a man that led by example, always “paying it forward” through volunteer work. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him.
Mylo was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barb, in 2003; by his son, Kerry, and several siblings.
He is survived by his daughter Vicki Fosback and husband Rod, Colville; son Joe Lyng, Spokane; grandchildren Dedra, Shawn, Shane, Jolyn, Chandra, Autumn, Aaron, Sean; numer¬ous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
If one so wishes, memorial con¬tributions may be made in Mylo’s name by volunteering any time one may have to local civic organizations or community projects.
A memorial service for Mr. Lyng will be held at 1 p.m. on June 7 at the Colville Community Church,, with an ash committal to follow at Mountain View Park Cemetery.
Pastor Shane Moffitt will officiate.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com .
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.