Brian Ward Hymas, 43, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Idaho Falls, due to an airplane accident.
He was born October 15, 1969, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ronald S. and Paula Tormey Hymas.
Brian has lived in Nevada, Colorado and Utah and was currently living in Ucon, Idaho. He mainly grew up in the Salt Lake Valley.
His first marriage was to Chelsey Hillman, which brought Brian to Rexburg in 1992.
Brian met Ann in 1995 and they were married on January 1, 1997. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in June 1999. They added two more children to the family to make seven children between them. Brian started into mechanics during his high school years and chose that as his career. He had attained Master Certifications in four areas -- Auto, Heavy Equipment Truck and Truck and Collision, along with specialty areas. He had thirty ASE certifications and wanted to get as many as he could.
The last three years he had been named NAPA ASE Technician of the Year for the Salt Lake Napa Region that spanned all of Utah, Southeast Idaho and the western portion of Wyoming. He also placed nationally in the top 20, and for the last two years, in the top five. This year he also attained World Class Technician from AAIA/ASE. His name is listed in a national "Hall of Fame" at ASE Headquarters for this achievement. He had only had his own shop open for a year and experienced overwhelming success.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brian served in many positions within the LDS church. He was a teacher in Primary, Sunday school and Elders Quorum. Brian was the Sunday school president and the above positions in Scouting, listed on the ward level. He also served as an Executive Secretary. The last calling he held was as a Ward Clerk for a BYU-Idaho ward.
In his spare time, Brian loved to spend time with his family, build anything, fix anything, fish, hike, and Dutch-oven cooking. He touched many youth in being an example of an Eagle Scout.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Hymas; five sons, Kevin (Danyel Johnson) Foster of Salt Lake City, Stephen Foster, Micenzi (Cheyenne Miller) Foster and Jacob Hymas, all of Idaho Falls, and Joshua Foster (currently serving a mission) of Nauvoo, Illinois; two daughters, Ashley Hymas and Ciera Hardcastle, both of Idaho Falls; parents, Elaine Hymas of Reno, Nev., and Paula Davis of Rangley, Colo.; two brothers, Chase (Christine) Hymas of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and twin brother Brett (Judy Barnes) Hymas of Salt Lake City; one sister, Heather (Britt) Matkowsky of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Donald Hymas and Georganna Hymas; and his father, Ronald Hymas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Ucon LDS Stake Center, 2967 E. 105 North, in Ucon, with Bishop Ryan Loftus officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the church and for one hour Saturday at the church, prior to the funeral. Interment will follow in Sugar City Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com.