Grant LeRoy Horsley returned home to the open arms of his Heavenly Parents on December 2, 2023. Grant was born on May 25, 1931, in Malad, Idaho. He was the only son of Joseph LeRoy Horsley and Flora Kohler. He is preceded in death by his sister Kathleen Horsley Redd. Grant was a perfect example of a loving son and brother. Grant had a kind smile and a witty personality. Anyone who met him, loved him.
Grant was born two years after the beginning of the great depression and has memories of having bread and milk as their main family meal. He loved roaming the streets of Malad, and as one of his many adventures, he even fell off a bridge, injuring himself badly. He was known to help his father in the operation of his father’s grocery store. He played the Alto saxophone in the Junior High School orchestra and had a love of singing nurtured by his mother, Flora.
He graduated from East High School in 1948 and loved his classmates. He drove a panel van for his father’s business delivering Ice Cream and Frozen food. After One year at the University of Utah he was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to the Mexico City, Mexico Mission. He returned home in 1953 and was drafted into the Army Dental Core. After his service he returned to school at the U and shortly thereafter transferred to BYU graduated with a degree in Microbiology in 1959. Grant met Cherie Ann Savage while a student at BYU, and they were married on June 25, 1958, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with 6 children: Cindy (Marlin) Harker, David (Beth) Horsley, Steven (Kyung Hee) Horsley, Grant (Linda) Horsley, Cherie (Shane) Rich, and Roy (Liz) Horsley.
His professional life was spent as a Hospital Administrator Intern in Utah and Hospital Administrator (CEO) in Michigan, California, and Oregon for many years. He also owned and managed a Catalog showroom franchise store in Oregon. He moved his family to Utah in 1984 and began working in the residential construction business. He then started a soil supplement business, followed by work as an OSHA inspector. Following his retirement, he transitioned back into the construction business as a real estate developer.
Grant and Cherie Served an 18-month mission to McAllen Texas from 2000-2001. They both were faithful temple workers as well. He served in multiple church callings as a Branch President, Bishopric member, Boy Scout Youth Leader, and Ward Mission Leader.
Grant loved his 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2023, at the Bountiful 26th Ward, 200 North 200 West., Bountiful, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah, and from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services.
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.