Gail Francis Bywater, age 81, passed away December 13, 1990.
Born June 28, 1909, in Salt Lake City to John Thomas and Grace Dalton Johnson Bywater. He married Shirley Dayne Underhill of Delta, Utah Nov. 13, 1933.Upon graduation from Westminster Collegiate Institute in 1929, he worked successively with Fox Film Corp., Utah Construction Co. and Utah Oil Refining Co. In 1944 he commenced his successful business, Gail F. Bywater Automotive Technicians. While conducting the automotive business he continued to attend mechanical schools and was actively engaged in vocational training as an instructor. He was president and director of Utah Automotive Trades Assoc., director of Utah Assoc. of Petroleum Retailers, president and director of Salt Lake City Safety Council, member of Salt Lake City Jr. Chamber of Commerce and the Salt Lake City Club of Rotary International. After retirement from the auto repair business, he worked part time for Rent-It Center.
In his connection with his membership in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, he was active with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Vestry.
In Freemasonry, he became a member of Progress Lodge No. 22, in 1946, and served as Worshipful Master in 1956. He was a 33rd Degree Mason in Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and was Master of Kadosh of Utah Consistory in 1964. In Grand Lodge of Utah, he was appointed officer, served as Grand Chaplain in 1965, and liason member of the Youth Committee. In El Kalah Temple of the Shrine, he was a member of the foot patrol and had a leading part in the creation of the mounted patrol. He was Illustrious Potentate of the El Kalah Shrine in 1966. He was also Director of the Royal Order of Jesters. He was a member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.
He was an avid outdoorsman, exploring and traveling by horseback many wilderness areas of the Western United States.
He will be missed by family, many friends and acquaintances, who enjoyed his honest enthusiasm for life.
Survived by wife, Shirley, Salt Lake; one brother, Percy, Salt Lake; one son, Stephen, San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Shirley, Las Vegas, Nevada; one great-grandson, Michael, Las Vegas; a brother, Lloyd and son, William preceded him in death.
Memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 17, 1990, at 12 noon, in the Auditorium of the Masonic Temple, 650 East South Temple, where friends may call one hour prior. Friends wishing may make contributions to Shriner's Hospital or a charity of choice. Funeral directors, Evans & Early Mortuary.
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