Maynard Hugh Victor
December 28, 1931
On April 26, 2023, Maynard H. Victor passed away following ninety-one years of an eventful life. Since the passing of his eternal companion, Carol, he has spent his time at Legacy House in Bountiful, Utah watching over his son Tony. As a family we are grateful for the tender and professional service the staff and caregivers have provided both of them.
Maynard is the son of Rudgar and Duella Victor and he was proud of his Danish heritage. Born in Brigham City, he met Carol when she moved from Ogden in the 4th grade. While attending Box Elder High School, their friendship blossomed and shortly after graduation they were married. This began a seventy-one-year union before Carol passed away in 2022. Marriage and business partners in many ventures brought them close together. Maynard was the entrepreneur, Carol the accountant. The closeness of that partnership was only outranked by their marriage for eternity in the Logan Temple.
At an early age, Maynard showed a talent for solving problems. At sixteen, he assembled a car from parts out of his father’s wrecking yard in Brigham City. Successes like these spawned business ventures including selling cars, owning Victor Motors, gas stations, Jacob’s Mill restaurants, a ski shop on Main Street in Brigham City, plus investments into several new products and interesting ventures. For many years, a pilot’s license was in his wallet along with the recognition of his service in the Navy Reserve.
Almost forty-years ago, Maynard and Carol moved from Brigham City to Bountiful, Utah. But that was only their home-base. They loved spending the summer at their treasured Bear Lake property and wintering at locations in Sun Lakes, Arizona and Palm Spring, California. Regardless of location, Maynard kept himself busy with projects both inside and outside. Over the years, grandchildren and great grandchildren accumulated hundreds of hours sitting behind Maynard on the Bear Lake lawn mower or 4-wheeler. Such moments were a treasure for him and he took whatever time there was to engage with these precious young souls. But there was always tinkering that needed to be done at the lake: A new water system, his restored tractor, a restored car, and an additional cabin for his expanding posterity to name a few.
In addition to these large projects, Maynard had an artistic side. He was naturally good at pencil drawings. But the artistic skill he developed and honed was wood carving. Birds and animals were his favorites. Professionals recognized his talent with awards at woodcarving shows in Arizona.
He liked sports. Having played football at Box Elder High, it was easy for him to become a Utah State Football booster. Snow and water skiing, sailing, hiking, and biking were all favorite distractions from his business interests. As the years went by his interests gravitated to tennis and golf. At ninety he was always up for a golf game and proclaimed he would play the game “until I drop.”
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Quiet in his charity, committed to his testimony, and vocal in support of church leaders; Maynard could be counted on if someone was in need.
Maynard was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, his parents, both brothers and sister. He is survived by his daughter Julie Richards (Larry), his son Tony M. Victor, grandson John (Abby) Richards, and granddaughter Lauren (Jeff) Wall. He will be greatly missed by his five great grandchildren. As a family we express our gratitude to Lauren for her attentive, patient, and loving care shown to her grandfather in the last few years of his life.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Maynard’s life Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 11:00 am at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. where friends may visit family from 9:30—10:30 am prior to services. Interment Brigham City Cemetery at 2:00pm.
Services will be live-streamed by scrolling to the bottom of Maynard obituary page.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the General Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.