May 18, 1925 - November 20, 2012
Wanda Alvora Grant was born May 18, 1925 to Aurora and Raymond T. Keener in El Reno, Oklahoma. Wanda was the youngest of three daughters and the family later moved to San Diego County, California where they resided in National City. She graduated from Sweetwater Union High School in 1942. In 1945, she married the love of her life Kenneth C. Grant of Grants Pass, Oregon. Wanda and Kenny raised three children, Susan, Fred, and Alan. She was proud of her career as a vault teller for Bank of America and later as an administrative secretary at Grossmont School District. In retirement she and Kenny moved to Hillsboro, OR. Wanda enjoyed camping, dancing, and shopping, but mostly she loved doing anything with and for her family. Wanda and Kenny were long-time members of the El Cajon, CA and Hillsboro Elks Lodge. She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend; the lives of many are richer for having been touched by Wanda's love, laughter, and generosity. Wanda passed away Nov. 20, 2012, with family members at her side. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Kenny Grant, daughter Susan Turpin (Robert), son Fred Grant (Debi), and Alan Grant (Deborah), and sister, AnnaLee Anderson (Les), eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one niece, and 2 nephews, and countless devoted friends. She was preceded in death by oldest sister Verba Cliningsmith. A memorial service will be held at Donelson Fir Lawn Memorial Chapel in Hillsboro, Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 a,m. Interment and a celebration of life service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery at a future date.
Wanda Alvora Grant was born May 18, 1925 to Aurora and Raymond T. Keener in El Reno, Oklahoma. Wanda was the youngest of three daughters and the family later moved to San Diego County, California where they resided in National City. She graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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