Frank Myrick Passes Away at 91

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Frank Myrick

Frank C. Myrick died on Sept. 19, 2020 at his home in Umatilla at the age of 91.

He was born on April 3, 1929 in Pendleton to Elmer and Anna Gray Myrick.

Frank was raised and attended school in Hermiston, graduating from Hermiston High School in 1947. He then attended Oregon State, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business and served in the ROTC program. He then served as a first lieutenant in the United States Air Force until his honorable discharge in 1953, when they returned to Hermiston.

Frank was united in marriage to Lois Hageman on Aug. 11, 1951 in Hermiston. They owned and operated Myrick Chevrolet for a time, and later Myrick Chrysler Dodge until retiring in 1994.

Frank was a member of the Hermiston Elks Lodge #1845 for over 65 years, serving as an officer for more than 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, crabbing, dancing, traveling and going on cruises.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lois Myrick, Umatilla; daughters, Susan Keesey, Cornelius and Karen Sligar, Twin Falls, Idaho; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Myrick; son, Steven Myrick; his parents; and a sister, Edith “June” Jones.

A graveside service following state guidelines will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Those who wish may make contributions in Frank’s memory to cityofhope.org or the Vange John Memorial Hospice education fund.

Please share memories of Frank with his family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

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