Michael Duane Maynard

June 14, 1952 ~ April 27, 2021

Mike, age 68, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones April 27, 2021 after a 20 year battle with cancer.

He was born & raised in Murray, Utah where he attended Murray High and developed a love of ballroom dancing and baseball. He served an LDS Mission to Arcadia, California and upon returning, met and married his sweetheart Virginia and raised 3 children. He worked for State Brass, Bonneville Machine, Rocky Mountain Machine and United Precision as a Machinist and Programmer.

He loved life, family and a great joke. He was an outdoorsman, a sportsman and a craftsman. He loved baseball, dancing, hunting, fishing, shooting, golfing, carving & wood turning, and painting. He gave his all to everything he ever tried. Never a more loyal nor fierce friend could a person ever ask for.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, his children Cindy (John), Kyle, Michelle, his sisters Shirlene (Ernie), Diane, LaRie (Jerry), and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Shirley.

He is a beloved husband, father, brother, son, neighbor and friend. He will be missed very much.
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Guestbook/Condolences

My deepest condolences to the Maynard Family. We grew up up together. Two houses away. We were all good friends this is hard to see. It bring back such memories. God bless and keep you all safe and healthy.

- Terry P'Neill
Gone too soon! Michael you were always a good friend. You treated everyone with kindness and respect. Have a wonderful reunion with your parents and friends who have gathered to greet you at home. I will look forward to seeing you when I get there. Rest in peace! And much love to the family left behind. Hugs!

- Wendy Simper Anderson
So very sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed sitting by both of you in Sacrament and felt like Mike and I loved joking. I will miss him but know he is finally free of such a horrible disease. You are such a great lady and have so much faith that I know Heavenly Father will always be with you. You two are so special to me. You have been such a special friend to me and know you will be blessed in all you do. Love you.

- Barbara Templeton
I had the pleasure of being Mike's Home Teaching companion for a number of years. Mike was always willing to make regular visits to our families, but he did much more than just visit. He would follow up with everyone and take care of their physical needs such as yard care or home repairs. Mike always had a story which was followed by a joke, told with his dry sense of humor. He was one of the most soft spoken, humble men I've ever know. I appreciate the opportunity I have had in getting to know Mike. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with the Maynard family.

- Wayne Oberg
Such a sweet, kind & gentle man. Steadfast in his faith & had a fun sense of humor. Very loyal and interested in many things. He loved to dance & we did many, many times, especially the waltz,but the polka was his favortie. His love of nature and God's marvelous creations was always evident, as we hiked and hunted and fished. He loved to help, taught me to drive a stick on the column. Taught me to shoot, and hunt. Praying for God's greatest comfort for his family, he left way too soon. Farewell Michael.

- Darlene Hansen
Always great fun to be around, I remember a water fight that started in side the house and grew in size and fun as time past. Thanks for sharing your big heart with use all.

- lee leany
When we moved into our home in Riverton Mike & Virginia were the first to welcome us there. Without an invitation, they stepped right in and started to help us put things away in our home. Since that time they have been cherished friends. Mike and I spent many hours as he taught me DOS and other computer stuff as well as thinking up things to make. We will miss him and await the time o see him again on the other side of the veil. Our deepest condolences with heartfelt prayers go out to his family. We love you!

- Christine & Tim Taylor
A fantastic friend, home teacher and human! We will love Mike forever and look forward to the time we can see him again. Ginny, you are such a dear lady who deserves all the good things in the world. We are praying for you and your family to have comfort and peace! Much love, sweet friend!

- Cassie Astle
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. He will be greatly missed! Such a great sweet kind man! You are in our prayers for comfort and love at this time. Love you the Dansie’s

- Heidi Dansie
Mike will truly be missed, my condolences go out to the family and friends that knew him best. He and I share a common trial and we spoke over the course about it. He was ready to meet those on the other side. I know he is in the welcoming arms of his loved ones. Thanks Mike for all you've done for me, seen or not, I know you have my back. Love you man, Jay Sherrow.

- Jay Sherrow
Mike will truly be missed, my condolences go out to the family and friends that knew him best. He and I share a common trial and we spoke over the course about it. He was ready to meet those on the other side. I know he is in the welcoming arms of his loved ones. Thanks Mike for all you've done for me, seen or not, I know you have my back. Love you man, Jay Sherrow.

- Jay Sherrow
I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. He was always so fun to be around. He was so kind whenever he came to visit the Morton home. He was an example of Christlike love to all of us. So thankful for the plan of happiness that families can be together forever. He is having a wonderful celebration with his parents!❤️

- Mary Morton Hansen