Grant Lyman Reeve
Grant Lyman Reeve passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22, in Cedar Hills, from complications of a broken femur and from living nearly 95 years to the fullest. He was born in Hinckley, Utah, on April 7, 1922, to John and Mary Lyman Reeve. He spent his youth in Hinckley and graduated from Hinckley High School in 1940 in a class of 35, where he was the valedictorian, but was unable to give his speech because he got the measles.
His challenges included measles, mumps, diphtheria, whooping cough, appendicitis and small pox. He also lost his father when Grant was 12, and with 12 brothers and sisters there were difficult and meager times as a family.
He was married in the Salt Lake Temple to his third-grade sweetheart, Lola Dawn Wright, on January 4, 1945. She passed away in 1984. Then he married Ann Lyman McQueen in 1985. She passed away in 2008.
Grant served in the navy as a flight instructor from 1942 to 1945. He graduated from the University of Utah in political science and worked toward a master’s degree in educational psychology. His career included starting businesses, mailman, and air traffic controller. He also enjoyed following the stock market daily even until his last weeks of life.
Grant raised his family in the Avenues of Salt Lake City and Fremont, California. He has pockets of friends in all the places he has lived, including West Jordan where he and Ann lived for two decades.
Grant was an active and happy member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding callings including bishop, high counselor, stake clerk, ward choir director, teacher, nursery leader and temple ordinance worker.
He is known as “Grant-pa” by many of his posterity. He loved music and sang hymns every morning. He served a mission with his wife Ann in the Family History Center and also appeared in an LDS commercial.
He is survived by his five children: Francis Maynard Reeve (Janell); David Albert Reeve (Jeannie); Carol Reeve Waite (Randy); Rosanne Reeve Keeler (Lynn); Mary June Gagnon (John). He is preceded in death by his wives Lola Dawn Reeve and Ann Lyman McQueen Reeve and a granddaughter, Shawna Cherene Gagnon. He has 29 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
There will be a viewing Thursday night, January 26, 2017, at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary in Highland, from 6-8 pm. 6141 W 11000 N, Highland. The funeral will be Friday morning, January 27, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Chesterfield Chapel, 9737 Chesterfield Dr, Cedar Hills, UT, with a viewing from 9:45-10:45 am prior to the funeral. Burial in the Provo City Cemetery.
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