Grant Dale Anderson, a long-time resident of Bountiful, Utah died November 20, 2022, in Lehi, Utah. Born in Ephraim, Utah on June 12, 1930, to Joseph LeRoy and Henrietta Mickelsen Anderson. Grant was always hardworking and often recalled his formative years of logging with his father and brothers. He acquired creative skills and an entrepreneurial spirit from his father as they worked together in the mountains above Ephraim. He revered his mother and father – often praising his mother’s cooking skills and energy, and his father’s work ethic.
Grant served his country in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Colorado during the Korean War. He married the love of his life - Colleen Louise Curtis on June 1, 1950, and the exchanged eternal vows on the same day - three years later in the Manti Temple. Colleen passed April 22, 2019. Grant and Colleen forged a great team as they worked together building businesses and raising three children. Their children fondly remember a loving and nurturing home filled with love and laughter.
Grant loved his family dearly and always made them a priority. Family always came first and was the source of his greatest joy. He always demonstrated enormous love and genuine interest in the lives of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He expressed gratitude daily and always offered genuine kind words and compliments about everyone. He had a great sense of humor and coined many unique phrases – including, "icky good" which meant the absolute best. He was caring, honest, and generous with all people. He was always patient, kind and optimistic.
Grant graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Chemistry and Bacteriology. He had a curious mind and was ever seeking to create and make the world better through a myriad of ideas and inventions. He was fascinated by anything scientific and was ever-learning by reading and brainstorming. He loved to read throughout his life. He was creative, inventive, and innovative. He was granted several patents for a variety of unique inventions. He found great passion in his work and in creating new ideas and products. He started and built successful rubber and plastic manufacturing businesses in Salt Lake. For his own amusement Grant enjoyed the beauty of the mountains and enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his children: Leesa Anderson Thompson (Kip Thompson), Patti Anderson Butterfield (John Butterfield), and Matthew Grant Anderson. He had five grandchildren, Michael Adam Thompson (Tory), Brittanie Thompson Beeson (Nate), Colby Thompson (Rachel), Laura Thompson Hoybjerg (Paul), Nicole Thompson; and 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way, Logan Thompson, Elijah Thompson, Charles Thompson, Lilly Thompson; Isaac Beeson, Theodore Beeson, Benjamin Beeson, Marshall Beeson; Lucy Thompson; Jackson Hoybjerg, Grace Hoyberg, and Holly Hoybjerg. He is also survived by siblings: LaRue Anderson Greenland (Joe Greenland deceased), Leigh Anderson Johnson (Bendt Johnson deceased), Tony Anderson (Joyce Anderson). Brothers, Glen Anderson (Bertha Anderson deceased) and Clair Anderson (Darlene Anderson) are deceased.
A viewing will be held on November 30, 2022, at 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM at the Val Verda 6th Ward Relief Society Room, 2651 South 500 West, Bountiful, Utah. Funeral services celebrating Grant’s life, will start in the chapel at 11:00 AM. Interment services will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery at 12:30 PM with military honors. No luncheon will be served.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.