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Melwyn Lois (Cheek) Grant


1932 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Melwyn Lois (Cheek) Grant Obituary
MONAHANS - Melwyn Lois Grant passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Odessa, TX. A family gathering to greet friends will be from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Harkey Funeral Home and Celebration Memorial services will be 11am on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Powell officiating.

Melwyn Lois (Cheek) Grant was born April 7, 1932, in Jackson, Missouri. Moving to Monahans at the age of 10, Lois attended Monahans schools through her graduation from Monahans High School in 1950.While in high school; Lois met her lifetime sweetheart, Jack Grant. The coupled married June 11, 1950.With the exception of ten months, Lois and Jack lived in Monahans their entire married life.

Lois attended Sul Ross State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 and a Master of Education in 1976. She served as an elementary teacher in the Monahans School District for 21 years, retiring in 1993. She continued as a substitute in the district until 2010.

Lois was very involved in Monahans First Baptist Church. Joining there at the age of 10, she was a lifetime member of 77 years. She served as a Sunday School Teacher, a Women's Missionary Union (WMU) member, and on various committees. In addition, Lois was a member of the Nu Gamma Study Club, the Wednesday Study Club, the Tau Lambda Study Club, and the local Retired Teachers Association. She also enjoyed the Red Hats Society, the Monahans Garden Club, and the Women's Division of the Chamber of Commerce. Friends of the Monahans Sandhills State Park were dear to her heart.

This wife joined her husband in helping build the First Baptist Church dorm at Paisano Baptist Encampment. Because of their hard work and dedication, the church honored them by naming the building the Jack and Lois Grant Lodge in 2010. General Encampment at Paisano was one of Lois's favorite times of year.

Lois also enjoyed traveling with Jack, family, and friends all over the globe. Her favorite place to visit was Hawaii. Her favorite vacation spot was at her cabin in Ruidoso, NM.

In Monahans, Lois is known for her kindness, generosity, Christian spirit, and sweet disposition.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Ada Cheek, her husband, Jack Grant, her brothers, Gerald and William Joseph (Bill) Cheek, her sister, Evelyn D'Orsay, and two sons, Jackie Ray and Jerry Wayne Grant.

She is survived by her son, George William (Bill) Grant and wife Linda, and her daughter, Melwyn Sheree Sims and husband Danny. Lois was Merna to grandchildren Christopher Sims, Brandon Sims (Erika), Zachary Wolfe, Aaron Wolfe, Jordan Robbins (Jacob), William Grant. Great grandchildren; Jules, Alyssa, Hutson, Bradon, Isla, Wiley, and John, along with numerous nephews and nieces.

Special thanks to Home Hospice for their loving care of Lois. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack and Lois Grant Paisano Lodge, the , or to any .

Services are under the direction of Harkey Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.harkeyfunerals.com.
Published in Odessa American on Apr. 14, 2019
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