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Vern Ellis Grimshaw

Apr 5, 1934 - Nov 9, 2021 (Age 87)

Hacienda Heights, California

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Thank you so much Vern for all your love and support to our church in Hacienda Heights. You have helped us in many ways and it was very much appreciated. Have a safe journey home. Rest In Peace dear Vern Grimshaw.
Our deepest condolences to Vern’s family. May God’s peace & love comfort you all during your time of sorrow.
Toa & Siniva Mauala

I first met Vern when I worked at Shell in the Pipeline Joint Ventures group. Vern was the Unocal representative on a number of pipeline joint ventures with Shell. Among the various senior owner representatives from other oil companies Vern stood out as the one who was uniquely well qualified, polished, reasonable, and nice when most of the others we frankly none of the above. Vern quickly earned my respect and admiration. When I left Shell and started up an independent pipeline company...

My husband and I first met Vern and Marilyn at the San Gabriel & Pomona Valley Polio Support Group in November, 2015. From that moment on, it was as if we had been friends forever. Marilyn was the love of Vern’s life, and he once told me that his wish was to live long enough to care for her until the end of her life. He did just that, and then some. But it is always too soon to lose those who are so dear to us. He was one of the sweetest, kindest, considerate person ever to meet He will...

An extraordinarily special man, loved by so many. He once gave me an honor in saying he thought of me more like a sister than a niece and after his last sister, my Mom Nadine, passed 2 years ago, he started calling me Sis. (He needed one.) I will miss the adventure stories of his younger days, especially working for the carnival in tiny Washington and Oregon towns. He lived his life to the fullest with Marilyn being his biggest treasure and love.

I first met Vern in 2008 when he and Marilyn joined the Polio Support Group of the San Gabriel Valley & West Inland Empire. Although he was not the polio survivor, Vern was never thought of as “Marilyn’s husband” or just an honorary member. He provided technical support and visual aids during our meetings, he maintained the group’s extensive library of printed materials, and, above all, he was an amazing example of a loving husband and caregiver for Marilyn before her passing in 2019. ...

So very sorry for your loss.
Looks like he was an amazing man❤
You are all in our thoughts and prayers ❤

Sending all our love to his family. He will be dearly missed.

Irma Robles, Polio group of Pomona

I will miss you. Thank you for always being there for me. I will never forget visit you in CA and hanging out with you and Marilyn for the weekamong other things. I promise to follow through on what we talked about at Gramp’s funeral. Tell him hi for me, will you??

Meeting you Vern, under the worst possible circumstances but sharing the love for our veterans has been a distinct honor for me! You were a pillar for us all and your love was felt by all. Rest now brother, we have your 6.


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