Grant Hyde Merrill, our loving husband and father, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2023, following a long illness. He spent his final weeks surrounded by family and friends.

Grant was born on August 23, 1962, in White Plains, New York, to Rowland H. Merrill Jr. and Barbara Helen Mealer.

Grant attended public schools in the Salt Lake District before graduating in 1981 from East High School. Grant then served a mission to the Texas Dallas Mission from 1982 to 1983. He met the love of his life, Crystal Henderson, in July of 1989 and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in June of 1990. They lived in Salt Lake City until moving to their current home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah in 1992.

Grant was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Grant bore his testimony of the Savior through his daily actions and examples of humility and service. Grant served diligently for many years in the ward clerk’s office. Grant was called in June of 2017 to serve as the Stake Clerk in the Butler West Stake until October 2021.

Grant loved all things cars and was very knowledgeable about them. One of Grant’s fondest memories was when his sons arranged an experience for his 60th birthday where he was able to drive a Lamborghini.

Grant is survived by his wife of 33 years, Crystal, and his sons Bryce (Rachel) Merrill and Drew (Alyssa) Merrill. He loved and respected his in laws, the Henderson family, and enjoyed spending time with them. Grant was the oldest of many siblings and the oldest Grandchild of Dr. Rowland H. Merrill and Margaret C. Merrill of Salt Lake City. He is also survived by his sister Elise, brother Danny, cousin Kit, many nieces and nephews, and Daniel A. Loewen.

Grant is preceded in death by his brother, Lincoln “Link” Loewen, his father Rowland, his loving mother Barbara and her husband Merrill Smedley.

The family would like to thank Intermountain Hospice, the Staff at Intermountain Medical Oncology – IMC and Grant’s cancer support Group at IMC. A special thanks to Remy.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023 in the Greenfield Chapel at 6634 So. Greenfield Way, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. A viewing will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the day of the funeral from 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service at the Greenfield Chapel. The interment will be at Wasatch Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Drive, Millcreek, Utah.

Services

Viewing

Friday, May. 05, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
3401 Highland Drive
Millcreek, UT 84106

Viewing

Saturday, May. 06, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:46 AM
Greenfield Chapel
6634 So. Greenfield Way
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Funeral Service

Saturday, May. 06, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Greenfield Chapel
6634 So. Greenfield Way
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Life Story Info

Post Date

May 05, 2023

Personal Info

Born

White Plains, New York

Died

Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Cause of Death

Cancer

Age

60

Gender

Male

Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint
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Such a great husband and dad! So sorry for your loss. Love to you!

Christine Briggs , South Jordan, UT, US May 05, 2023

Such a great husband and dad! So sorry for your loss. Love to you!

Christine Briggs , South Jordan, UT, US May 05, 2023

Such a great husband and dad! So sorry for your loss. Love to you!

Christine Briggs , South Jordan, UT, US May 05, 2023

Such a great husband and dad! So sorry for your loss. Love to you!

Christine Briggs , South Jordan, UT, US May 05, 2023

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