"In God's wilderness lies the hope of the world—the great fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. The galling harness of civilization drops off, and the wounds heal ere we are aware." --John Muir
Grant L. Vincent passed away October 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 24, 1938 in Salt Lake City, UT to Reed & Caroline (Lovell) Vincent. On December 8, 1962, he married Wilma Van Balen in Salt Lake City, UT. He worked for many years as an analyst for Trane manufacturing, after which he worked in the maintenance department at the University of Utah. Following retirement, he and Wilma moved to Evanston, WY, where they could be closer to the family cabin he helped build in the Uinta Mountains.
While Grant enjoyed his work, he loved more the life he had built outside of it. The center of this was always his family, the outdoors, and his service to others. Grant volunteered with many charities, including the Lord’s Storehouse food bank, and the Presbyterian Bargain Box. He was a talented handyman and woodworker, making beautiful scrollwork creations that can be seen throughout his own and his loved ones' homes. His plate of projects was never empty. The outdoors was where Grant was probably most at home, with no time considered wasted if his fishing line was in the water. Hiking and camping were favorite past times that he relished doing with his family. Grant also enjoyed sharing his love with others through food, decorating elaborate birthday cakes and meticulously planning holiday meals. At home, Grant was usually found reading or watching movies, with science fiction and westerns being his favorites.
Grant is survived by his loving wife, Wilma; children, Bryan (Jenise), Christina (Cobie), and David; and grandsons, Jesse and Graham. Grant is also survived by his brothers, Lovell (Darlene) and Joseph (Carol), and sister, Carol Jean. A memorial service will be held in the Crandall Funeral Home (800 Uinta Street, Evanston, WY) on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Grant's honor to the Utah Food Bank www.utahfoodbank.org.