Frank Bly

Obituary of Frank Murle Bly

Frank Murle Bly was born in Wilton, North Dakota on June 19, 1931, to Murle and Margret Bly, a contractor, and a homemaker. Frank (Shotgun Bly) attended Edmonds High School where he excelled in football, track and field, baseball, and basketball. Frank attended Washington State University where he played quarterback on the football team. After university, Frank joined the King County Sheriff’s Department where he served until retirement in the 1973. His next endeavor was starting Bly’s jewelry in downtown Edmonds. Frank was blessed with a large and loving family. He married his high school sweetheart, Jeanice Truax, on November 19, 1950. Frank helped raise five children and taught them discipline, hard work and determination. He encouraged them to play sports and often took them on long and adventuresome family vacations. Frank was a great golfer, outdoorsman and all-around gifted athlete. Frank was a man’s man and was blessed with an extensive group of friends. Frank gave his time freely to many charity-based organizations and was a Freemason. Frank will be dearly missed by all his friends and loved ones. Frank is survived by his current wife, Miwa Morita; his first wife Jeanice Truax with his son Robert; daughters Patricia, Connie, Susan, and Stacy; his stepchildren Steve, Pam and Michiko; his sixteen grandchildren; his five great grandchildren; his brothers Jim and Phil and sisters Laura, Donna, and Marilyn. He is preceded in death by his sister Winnie.
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