YUMA, Ariz. - John William Hynd, 70, of Pendleton died suddenly on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in Yuma, Ariz.

Mr. Hynd was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Pendleton to Beaulah and Ewing Hynd of Ukiah. He graduated from Pendleton High School in 1956. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1960, he served 21 years as an Army officer, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1981.

The family returned to Oregon, residing in La Grande, Ukiah and then Pendleton. In later years they wintered in Arizona.

Mr. Hynd is survived by his wife of 46 years, Majken Bauer Hynd; daughters Martha Frasier of La Grande, Mary Reznicek of Wickenburg, Ariz., and Ellen Moll of Beaverton; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Yuma Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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