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Grant J. Wilson

Huntington, Utah

Grant J. Wilson, age 75, passed away March 18, 2008.

Grant was born March 23, 1932 in Huntington, UT to Leonard and Clara Lela Grange Wilson. He married Nelda Peacock on September 12 1953 in Orangeville, UT. Their marriage was solemnized seven years later in the Manti LDS Temple.

Grant enlisted in the US Army at the beginning of the Korean Conflict, and lost his leg in the same to a land mine on October 11, 1951. He was proud of his sacrifice in behalf of the citizens of the USA, and courageously faced down challenges that resulted from his sacrifice for the rest of his life.

Grant was a loyal son, father, and friend. He was active in his church and community. Dedicated to his faith, Grant served in numerous positions throughout his life in scouting, Elders Quorum, ward and stake Sunday School presidencies, and High Council. Civic positions include Huntington City Councilman, Democratic Party Precinct Chairman, Vietnam War Draft Board Chairman, school teacher, water master, farmer, and master horseman.

He was a fearless defender of the "underdog", and a scrappy challenger of the "top dog". Grant felt called to aid those who struggled and suffered through no fault of their own. All who experienced his protection, compassion, loyalty and humor will miss him fiercely.

He is survived by his wife, Nelda; six children: Barbara Olsen of Broomfield, CO; Gary J. (Terrie) Wilson of Huntington; Scott (Darla) Wilson of Cedar City, UT; David L. Wilson of Huntington; Amy (Jeff) Richens of Price; and Kristin (Loren) Brinkerhoff of Syracuse, UT; four siblings: Reid (Mavis) Wilson of Price; Bevan (Flo Ann) Wilson of Huntington; Ernest Wilson of Huntington; and Donna (Ron) Keener of Price; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Loren Dick Wilson, Leonard Von Wilson, Bruce Lee Wilson, and Dale LeGrand Wilson; one sister, Lela Ann Van Buren; one son-in-law, Paul Olsen; and one sister-in-law, Marjorie Wilson.

Funeral services will be Sat, March 22, 2008 at 11a.m. at the Huntington LDS Stake Center. A viewing will be held Friday March 21, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary (720 N. Center St) in Castle Dale and one hour prior to the services at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Huntington City Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with full military honors. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.