Grant Walker Nish age 92 left his earthly life on November 16, 2023 at his home in Tremonton, Utah. He entered his time on earth on March 27, 1931, in Logan, Utah. He was born into the loving family of Frank Malcolm and Elizabeth Ann Walker Nish, with an older sister, Donna, and older brother, Frank Lavoir. Grant was very proud of his Scottish ancestry.
He received his elementary education in the Logan School District, graduating from Logan High School in 1949, where he was on the swim team.
Grant worked hard and had many jobs growing up —farm hand, milked cows, delivered milk, service station attendant, and Hunt Food cannery. Because of his father’s ill health, he was granted a Utah State driver’s license at the age of 15 so he could drive his father to meet with clients.
Grant graduated from Utah State Agricultural College with an associate certificate in Aeronautics/Automotive. In 1952, he began his 38-year career with the United States Defense Department at Hill Field. Most of his career was at Hill AFB with assignments to the Minuteman missile sites. The last ten years were at Defense Contract Management Agency at Thiokol Corporation.
On May 7, 1954, in the Logan Temple, Grant married Myrl Newman and the following words of the Scottish poet, Robert Browning, started to become true:
Come take my hand.
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in His hand
Who saith, “A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; Trust God; See all, nor be afraid.”
Grant was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He accepted callings in the Stake Young Men’s athletics, as scout master, assistant ward clerk, ward activity director, stake and ward missionary, member of the Seventy Quorum, High Priest assistant and secretary, and faithful home teacher.
He loved his sons, Grant Cameron, and John Christopher, with all his heart.
He looked forward to the duck hunting season. At 5:00 am, he walked through the house blowing his duck call. It was the wake-up call for his boys to get up and get ready for breakfast at the Green Rock and then go on the hunt.
He was a member of the Tremonton Jaycees and for many years organized the Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt. He is known by his family as the head Easter Bunny. The Jaycees worked with Tremonton City to establish the Tremonton Skyway Golf Course. Grant held a life time membership in the Skyway Golf Course.
As Grant left this earthly life, he was greeted by his son, Chris, grandson, Garrett Clark Nish, parents, Frank M. and Elizabeth Walker Nish, Sister and Brother-in-law, Donna (Ernie) Bunten, Brother and Sister-in-law, Frank L (Myrna) Nish, and in-laws, John D and Ione Dunn Newman.
Those who will miss him dearly are his wife, of 69 years, Myrl Nish, son Cameron (Sherrie) Nish; Grandchildren: Nathan (Cheryle), Brandon (Julianna), Rachel (Brayden) Ames, and Connor; Great-grandchildren: Camden Ames and Charlotte Nish; Brothers and Sisters-in-law: John and Geneal Newman, and Wes and Linnea Newman.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Noon. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10-11:30 AM. All services will be held at the Tremonton First Ward (166 North Tremont St.). Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery, Bothwell, Utah. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed below.
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