February 17, 1928 - February 25, 2011
Pat passed from this world while at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 17, 1928, in Wichita, Kans., to Ruth and Lewis Yeager. Pat graduated from Kansas State Teacher's College, in Emporia, in 1949, with a bachelor's degree in education and a minor in art. She used her degree to teach in Kansas, Alaska and Guam. During her time in
college, she met Keith Grant, and on December 24, 1950, they were married. They celebrated 60 years of marriage this past December with their whole family. They had four
children, Peggy Hagemeister, Nancy Jump, and Richard and Donald Grant. Their union took them to several locations that they would call their home: Kansas, Alaska, Guam,
California, and, in 1979, to Oregon. From 1979 through 1987, they owned Union Creek Resort.
Patricia's life was well lived. She enjoyed square dancing, was an avid bridge player, and a Master Gardener. Pat traveled extensively with family and friends. Among her favorite travel highlights were square dancing in China with a group of college students, and square dancing on the Great Wall, taking grandchildren to the World's Fair in Canada, and cruising the inside passage of Alaska with her children. Pat was an accomplished artist; involved with jewelry making/silver smithing, oil painting, and ceramics. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Central Point.
Pat is survived by her husband, Keith Grant; three children, Peggy (Mark) Hagemeister, Richard Grant, and Donald Grant; four grandchildren, Joshua (Meghan) Jump, Jacob Jump, Tonja (David) Tate, and Shaylene (Herman) Kovar; and nine great-grandchildren, Joy, Paul, and Marie Ludlam, Ashley, Chad, and Jacob (JJ) Jump, Zacary, Shaun, and
Nithaniel Kovar. She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Nancy.
In life as in death, she thought of others first. Pat volunteered at Rogue Valley Memorial Hospital for over 20 years, and at St. Vincent DePaul for approximately two years. In death, she donated her body to science.
A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at her residence, 555
Freeman Road #33, Central Point, Ore. Those who wish to share memories of this special woman are welcome to
attend. Thank you to the wonderful, caring staff at
Providence Hospice, for their support and guidance through this journey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice, 2033 Commerce Drive, Medford, OR 97504.