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Grant Edward Anderson

October 13, 1938 — September 18, 2023

 

On September 18, 2023, Grant Edward Anderson, 84, departed peacefully while surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren after his sixth bought of cancer. Grant was born on October 13, 1938, to Marjorie B. and Grant L. Anderson in Long Beach, California. Grant served his mission in Sweden and was one of the last missionaries to cross the Atlantic by ship. Grant married his dear Diane Christensen on November 9, 1962, in the Los Angeles Temple. After nearly 61 years of marriage, Grant’s love for Diane could still fill the room. 

Grant is survived by his wife, Diane; children, Dawn Anderson Cox, Grant Christian Anderson (Sacha), and Brooke Anderson Nichols (Joel); and 9 grandchildren, Chloe, AJ, Mazie, Ella, Sadie, Kate, Ian, Luke, and Simon. Grant’s love of the outdoors was passed onto his children and grandchildren, spending many summers teaching his grandchildren to swim and taking them on hikes. Grant was known to have perfect pitch and could play any song on the piano after hearing it only once. He was able to use this talent to play piano at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the Assembly Hall on Temple Square for several years. 

Also, using his love for music, Grant was the director for countless choirs over the span of decades. For a few years at Christmastime, he joined forces with the Calvary Baptist Church, and provided the community with an incredible multi-faith Christmas choir program.

Grant loved his community and showed this in many ways. He was the ultimate scout master and inspirational football coach. He had a natural ability to make everyone feel included, challenged and a needed part of any team. Because of Grant’s efforts and willingness to serve, he forged life-long friendships with the kids until the end.

An evening viewing will be held October 1, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Russon Mortuary, 1941 North Main Street, Farmington. Funeral services will be held October 2, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the LDS church located at 1533 North 1075 West, Farmington with a funeral viewing held from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM.

Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/people/Russon-Mortuary-Crematory/100057447129518/)  and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below. 

* We will be wearing blue in honor of Grant’s favorite color. 

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Thank you for your kindness.

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Sunday, October 1, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Farmington

1941 N. Main St., Farmington, UT 84025

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Monday, October 2, 2023

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Shepard Creek Ward Chapel

1533 N 1075 W, Farmington, UT 84025

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Monday, October 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Shepard Creek Ward Chapel

1533 N 1075 W, Farmington, UT 84025

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