photo40832920090610183222193.bmp photo JAMES STUART GRANGE
September 23, 1917 ~ June 4, 2009
Jim passed away at home at the ripe old age of 91, his funeral services were held June 8, 2009. He was raised in Mobridge, South Dakota and later served in World War II in the 101st Airborne Division. He was swept off his feet by a beautiful cadet nurse, Betty Hall, whom he later married. Jim joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a very dedicated member. He served an LDS mission with Betty, was a temple worker and heavily involved with the Boy Scout program. Jim continued to go on 50 mile hikes with the Boy Scouts even into his 70s.
He is survived by his dedicated wife of 62 years, Betty; five children, Mary Anne Ross, Nancy Mahuika, John, Jeff, and Tom Grange. He enjoyed spending time with all 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Their fondest memories of their "Gramps" were trips in the wheelbarrow to the dairy, at his cabin in Battle Ground, gathering and chopping wood, and eating and sharing veggies from his enormous garden. He was known for his bright blue eyes, amazing smile, and his physical strength and endurance. Jim is also survived by three brothers; Richard, William and Ross Grange; and sister, Beth Jurgensen. He was preceded in death by four sisters; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Betty was his favorite nurse, caring for him every step of the way.
A special thanks to Nancy, Jeff, Tom, Shirley, Debbi Jo, Marci, and Kaiser Hospice for their loving care.
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Published by The Columbian on Jun. 14, 2009.