Obituary: Grant L. “Boozie” Busenbark

Obituary-Busenbark-11-19-15-01Obituary-Busenbark-11-19-15-02Grant L. Busenbark, 88, (always known as Boozie) passed away at his home surrounded by his family, on November 14, 2015.  He was born October 10, 1927 in Garland, Utah to Albert and Mary Melinda (Lewis) Busenbark.  He served in the 204th Field Artillery during the Korean War receiving an honorable discharge in 1952.

Grant married Erma Leishman on March 25, 1947 in Garland, Utah; they were later sealed in the LDS Temple.

He owned and operated a taxi cab service for five years. He later started his own construction company (Grants Trucking) which turned into Busenbark Construction Inc. for over 50 years.  One of his greatest accomplishments was being contracted to construct the Spiral Jetty near Promontory Point. After retiring he owned and operated Alpine Lawn Care in Alpine, WY where he worked until the end.

Boozie enjoyed snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, boating, water skiing, snow skiing, watching the Utah Jazz and Lawrence Welk. He enjoyed family camping traditions including Bear Lake and Easter at Little Mountain. He also enjoyed hunting with his family.  He loved to dance with his wife and loved to play pool.  He was a member and Past President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Brigham City.   Spending time with his children and grandchildren was very important to him.  His grandchildren always looked forward to the annual after Christmas trip to Alpine, WY for a week; family traditions meant a lot.

Grant is survived by his wife of 68 years, Erma; children, Gary G. (Joanne) Busenbark, Peggie A. (Kyle) Bambrough, Cindy (Spanky) Jensen and Ginger Hollie (Patrick) Phalen; 13 grandchildren; and 26 ½ great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2015 at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd. where a viewing will be held prior to the service from 10 to 10:45 a.m.  Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd.

The family would like to give special thanks to CNS Hospice for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, 500 Huntsman Way, SLC UT 84108 or go to www.donate.huntsmancancer.org.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com

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  1. Irma & Family – My heart goes out to all of you during this time. Grant was a very special person. I always enjoyed being around him. Thoughts & prayers are with you all. Love, Ethel

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