Grant Charles Lund was born November 14, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Grant and Lula Mann Lund, the youngest of three children. He married his sweetheart, Marilyn Louise Rawlings, (lovingly referred to as "my Marilyn,") on June 16, 1960 in the Salt Lake City temple and they enjoyed 57 years of marriage together. Grant graduated from the University of Utah and immediately moved to San Francisco, CA to start a management training program at JCPenney. He loved retailing and continued working for JCPenney until his retirement, rising to Regional Manager over 40 stores. Grant was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He served an LDS mission in Uruguay, Paraguay, and Peru. Grant served in church his whole life, later serving as a Bishop and in various leadership positions within the Stake. He shared his retail experience with the church by managing several LDS Bookstores. Grant loved the Boy Scout program, had three Eagle Scout sons, earned several awards himself, and even managed several northern California Scout stores. All 10 grandsons are also Eagle Scouts. Grant was an active Rotarian, avid reader, crossword puzzler, jazz lover, bass player, aviation enthusiast, Private Pilot, and junk food aficionado. Grant was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and cherished friend. His and Marilyn's children include Celeste and Jeff Adams, John and Christina Lund, Scott and Jennifer Lund, and Brad and Becky Lund. They love their 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Grant passed peacefully on January 7 at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Helen and Carol. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm, Saturday, January 13, at the LDS Stake Center, 2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento. Green Valley Mortuary will provide services. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery in the Lund family ancestral plot, which includes Anthon H. Lund, Counselor in the First Presidency to two Presidents of the Church, and Anthon C. Lund, leader of The Tabernacle Choir.
Published in The Sacramento Bee from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2018.