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Hiram John "Bud" Grant

Born: Fri., Feb. 9, 1940
Died: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020


Private Committal


Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sat., Feb. 15, 2020
Location: Pioneer United Methodist Church


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Hiram John "Bud" Grant of Coquille, OR, passed away January 30, 2020 at the age of 79, surrounded by his family.

Bud was born February 9, 1940 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the son of John and Jayne (Loss) Grant. After graduating from Coquille High School in 1958, he worked at Roseburg Forest Products until he went to Linfield College to play basketball. Bud left Linfield College to join the US Air Force, serving as a Senior Airman. He was stationed in Omaha, Nebraska and Washington D.C. Airman Grant marched in Lyndon B. Johnson’s inaugural parade. After moving back to Coquille, Bud went back to work for Roseburg Forest Products. In November 1966, he married Barbara Sue Keeney. Bud worked for Roseburg Forest Products for over 45 years first as a Chip Tester, then as a Lead Chip Tester, and later as a foreman at the North Bend chip site.

Bud is survived by his son and daughter in law Jeff and Kim Grant of Coquille, OR; son Jason Grant and Maria Cripe of Roseburg, OR; sister Jan Berg of Lodi, CA; aunt Mary Loss of Coquille, OR; nieces Melissa and Nancy Berg of California; granddaughters Jordan, Jillian, Keri, Ashley, and Madison; grandson Jakob; several great grandchildren; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Keeney) Grant; dad, John Grant; mother Jayne Grant; grandmother Isabella; Aunts Esther Davis and Nora Owen; and uncle Joe Loss. 

Some of the highlights of Bud’s life consisted of coaching a variety of sports, bowling, and spending time with his sons and grandchildren. For over 45 years, Bud coached various levels of baseball, all the way from T-Ball to Community College Baseball. At the time of his death, Bud was an Area Commissioner for American Legion Baseball. Bud helped build up the Coos Bay American Legion baseball program, devoting over 30 years of his life to it. Bud coached Coquille youth sports in Flag Football, Middle School Basketball, Babe Ruth Baseball, Coquille High School Baseball, Legion Baseball, and Southwestern Oregon Community College Baseball.  Bud was an avid Bowler, bowling at least a couple times a week.  Bud had several 300 games and a high series of 813.

 

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Mary Loss
   Posted Sat February 08, 2020
Bud, my nephew, we grew up together, a lot of loving memories of you playing basketball at Coquille High School, bowling at Coquille Lanes & North Bend Lanes. God Bless you for all of your volunteering in baseball for the youth in this area. You will always be in my memories & family gatherings.
Love, Hugs, Prayers. God Bless.
Mary Loss

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