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WAYLAND, Frank Born June 17, 1930, in Colchester, Ilinois. Frank passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at his home in Acton, Calif., with his family by his side on January 9, 2013. Frank grew up in Colchester, Illinois where he went to Colchester High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He received his B.S./Masters in Education from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois. He was a 6th grade teacher in Galesburg, Illinois, 7th /8th grade teacher in Madera, Calif., and Lancaster, Calif. He was Principal/teacher in Lake Los Angeles, Calif; and 8th grade teacher/principal in Acton, Calif., retiring in 1985. After his retirement he supervised student teachers at Chapman University, Lancaster, Calif. He lived in Lancaster for 46 years, Acton for 7 years. He was a 50 year member of Lions Club International in Lancaster and later transferred to the Acton Lions Club, which included District Governor of 4-L1 and student speakers contest chairman. Member of Antelope Valley retired teachers association. Served on board of Lancaster homeless shelter. AV hospital volunteer. Vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Special Achievements - Lion of the Year, more than once, and Melvin Jones Foundation award. He enjoyed golf, BBQing, photography, reading, movies and fishing. Survived by his wife of 57 years Joann Wayland (nee Laflin) of Acton, Calif., sons Mark Wayland (Paula) of Chino, Calif., Robert Wayland (Lauri) of Cherry Hill, N.J., grandchildren Jennifer Prescott (Mark) of Eastvale, Calif., Cory (Eren) Wayland of LaVerne, Calif., Brenna and Connor Wayland of Cherry Hill, N.J., great-grandchildren Faith, Mark and Gracie Prescott, sister Ella Mae (Gerald) Waddill of Plymouth, Illinois, Special sister-in-law Nancy Overman of Tehachapi, Calif. Preceded in death by his parents Edna Graham (Wayland), Frank Wayland, brother Wesley Wayland, sisters Bette White and Leola Simmons. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 502 W. Ave K, Lancaster, Calif., followed by interment at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary. A Life Celebration at Antelope Valley University ballroom (AV Inn), following interment. Please no flowers, donations to: Antelope Valley Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund, c/o Elizabeth Rutledge, 44437 Leatherwood Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534; St. Pauls Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 502 W. Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93534; Lions Club Student Speakers Foundation, 331 Spur Trail Ave, Walnut, CA 91789. Arrangements entrusted to Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, Lancaster.

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