In Memory

Grant Bailey

2010 -  We believe that Grant has passed away, but we are not absolutely sure.  


Grant Bailey died on March 10, 1959 at Utah Valley Hospital (There is a memorial page in the yearbook.).  Grant was born with a heart defect that had little effect until he was 17.  He died from pulonary edema.  His older sister is married to one of my cousins.  Jerry Jacobson 5/5/2017

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02/15/10 08:56 PM #1    

VirGean Olsen (Christensen)

In the 1959 yearbook in Memotiam it says:
of Grant Bailey, 17 year old junior who died March 10, 1959 at the Utah Valley Hospital of a heart condition.

05/08/13 02:11 AM #2    

Gerald (Jerry) Jacobson

Grant did indeed die in 1959 (check the In Memorium section of the 1959 yearbook) of pulmonary edema arising from cardiac insufficiency due to a congenital heart condition. This had caused occasional problems over the years but never seemed to limit him very much--he took PE over the school years and had a drivers license. I had known Grant at least since kindergarten at Joaquin (and maybe a bit earlier--his family lived nearby for a time and his parents were friends of my aunt and uncle). Also, his elder sister is married to one of my cousins. May he rest in peace.


05/07/17 01:49 PM #3    

Linda Cannon (Aukschun)

I have visited Grant's gravesite several times while visiting my parents at the Provo Cemetery.  I also knew him from Joaquin School from the first grade on.  His house was on the northwest corner of the Joaquin School's playground.  He was such a great kid.  It was so shocking to me when he died. I had never known of one so young dying like he did who was so close to me.  

I do remember a boy named Brent Gosar who was a couple of years older than us who died of Bulbar polio when he was about eleven while he was visiting his father in Idaho one summer.  His sister was Jan.  She was a year younger, I think.  She worked for SNL for a number of years.

Mr. Strait, the principal of Joaquin died and the whole school was marched down to Berg Mortuary to see his body and sit through his funeral.  I don't suppose they bothered to get parental approval in those days.  That wasn't too shocking though because Mr. Strait was old -- maybe 55.  Anyone else remember that?

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