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Oscar Mulford

August 17, 1919 — September 2, 2012

Lynn Mulford, 93, died on Sept 1,2012. He was born in Bridgeton, NJ and graduated
from Norwitch Military University just before World War II. His military career progressed
from the cavalry to tank commander to glider pilot to Army pilot. He flew Army transport (C47)
in Afghanistan and Yugoslavia, where he carried in troops and supplies and carried out the
wounded. He dropped paratroopers in the European theater and northern Africa. At the
conclusion of the European theater, he was then stationed in Brazil flying over the jungle
bringing troops home from Europe. Lynn often chuckled about getting "lost" and making un-
authorized flights over Angle Falls. He was on his way to the Pacific Theater when the Atom
bomb ended World War II.
After the War, he married Dorothy Ann Dilley. At that time she could get discharged
from the Waves because she married a service man returned from overseas. After moving to
Prairie Village, they were charter members of the Colonial Church. Lynn's civilian career began
at the Butereg Bread Company and later owned Midwest Syrup Co.
Lynn's family was his first love and greatest joy. He and Dorothy were blessed with 66
years, 6 months and 20 days of marriage. They have passed on this devotion and commitment
to their five children, Emily, Newton, Patton, Daniel and Matthew, their twelve grandchildren
and 7+ great grandchildren. Fond memories of a child's antics or summers in his beloved cabin
in Colorado always brought a smile to his face. Lynn's dry wit, sound counsel and solid presence
were unflappable. He was everyone's Rock of Gibraltar. His ruggedly independent nature was
unparalleled. Lynn was loved by all who knew him. He will be very greatly missed.
Funeral services will be Friday, Sept 7, at 2 pm at the Colonial Church, 7039 Mission
Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Interment at Mt. Moriah. In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests memorials in his name to the Colonial Church or St. Luke's Hospice at 4225 Baltimore
Ave, KC MO 64111.

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