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Walter B. "Spike" GROSVENOR

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October 11, 2019
Whitworth College was a much better place when Coach Spike was guiding us youngsters on the ball fields and sharing his artistic expertise and creativity in the studio/classrooms. He encouraged me to join the Pirates baseball family in the early 70's and forego traveling afar to Stanford or other schools. Those Whitworth experiences became profound for an only recent high school graduate. The growing Grosvenor family were a joy to know, as well, and my young wife was thrilled to babysit the two oldest children.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Erlene and the children and rest of the family and close ones. Spike was loved by everyone and returned those blessings many times over. May he rest peaceably and the millions of memories he "painted" carry on for those all who will miss him greatly.
October 10, 2019
Though I was unaware of his passing, my memories of Spike came to me tuesday night this week. I shared with a colleague at the local Spokane "Scripts and Scribes" calligraphers meeting, that I took Spike's calligraphy class at Whitworth. I shared what I will share here, that Spike was not afraid to hold a standard and expect adult behavior and professionalism from students-or anyone. I miss and appreciate him so much now. During that time in my life, he was a witness to me, and I understand what he was communicating through his hard work and self-discipline as a teacher and artist. He went out of his way to be a mentor for me, and I am grateful to him and his family for taking me into their home one summer, and for showing me that I can reach higher than I knew. Also, that dignity, discipline and self-respect are required in the Arts to succeed and to enjoy the fulfillment that comes from doing your best and being your best. Bless all the Grosvenors and generations to come. Comfort to all of you at this time.
October 10, 2019
Spike was my Whitworth soccer coach '84-85 and I took two leaded glass classes from him.
Excellent man. Talented Artist. Great sense of humor. One of my favorite professors, awesome teacher and mentor.
I remember him fondly every time I look at one of my "stained" glass panels
Peace & comfort to the family.
October 09, 2019
Spike, I remember being on the faculty with you at 'Issy' and getting to know your family. Rest in God's arms.
October 09, 2019
Thanks to my first baseball coach who gave me a love of the game and was a big influence in my young life. Still remember the First American Title and CSC teams. Thank you and Rest in Peace.
October 09, 2019
Thank you for your service to our country. Rest In Peace.

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