Josephine Anna Grant (December 15, 1924 – July 18, 2017) |

Josephine Anna Grant (December 15, 1924 – July 18, 2017)

Josephine Anna Grant, 92, passed away July 18, 2017, at the Community Veterans Living Center in Rifle, Colorado. JoAnn was born on December 15, 1924, in Basalt, Colorado, to Walter J. Hyrup and Eva Marie Letty Hyrup. She graduated from Basalt Union High School, later, furthering her education, she went on to attend Mesa College in Grand Junction.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill Grant, brother John V. Hyrup and sister May Rose Peuser and husband Harold, brother in-law Donald Grant, Sister in-law Katherine (Kay) and husband Leo Letey.

She is survived by her children William Ervin Grant III of Delta, CO, and Cathy A. Pauley and husband James of Black Canyon City, Arizona; Sister Eugenia Grant of Basalt, CO.; Sister In-Law Phyllis Hyrup of Parachute, CO.; Grandchildren Windy (Jeff) VanMarter of Queens Creek, Arizona, Tammy Pauley of Surprise, Arizona, and Sandra (Larry) Cantu, of Surprise, Arizona. Great-Grandchildren Samantha, Natalie, Heather, Sarah, and Jake. Nieces and Nephews. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 21, 2017, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs, Colorado at 1:00 PM followed by a burial at Rosehill Cemetery in Rifle, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Valley View Cancer Center via mail at PO BOX 1970, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81601 or via online at

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