In Loving Memory of Grant Walton Maxwell\n \nGrant Walton Maxwell, a beacon of love and kindness, peacefully transitioned from this life on January 7, 2024 at the age of 96. Born on April 10, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, Grant's remarkable journey was marked by service, love, and an unwavering commitment to family and friends.\n \nSurrounded by family and loved ones, Grant passed away peacefully at his home in Murray, Utah, leaving behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. Born to Gilbert Verl Maxwell and Evelyn Walton Maxwell, Grant's early years between California and Utah were a prelude to a life devoted to love and service.\n \nGrant embarked on a lifelong journey with his beloved Florence Freda Berger, whom he married on October 9, 1948. Their union of 53 years was a testament to enduring love and shared commitment, until Florence's passing in 2001.\n \nA devoted father of five children - Steve, John, Scott, Kristine, and Terri. Grant's role as a family man defined his purpose. He leaves behind a legacy that will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew him. Grant's dedication to family extended to embrace numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He made each and every one of them feel special and loved and was officially the worlds greatest Grandpa.\n \nDuring World War II, Grant served with honor and valor as a member of the 2d Engineer Battalion in the Marine Division. He bravely fought in the Battle of Guadalcanal, where he faced the relentless Japanese forces at the young age of only 17 years old. \n \nGrant's faithfulness extended to his spiritual life as a devoted member of the LDS church. A strong follower of Jesus Christ and his teachings, Grant's life reflected the principles of love, compassion, and service.\n \nKnown far and wide as the absolute kindest man one could ever meet, Grant touched countless lives. People and animals were drawn to his gentle spirit, and he made a lasting impression on everyone he encountered.\n \nGrant found solace in the simple joys of life - he loved fishing, spending time in the mountains, rock hunting, scouting, and he often marveled at the beauty of nature. But, above all, his greatest love was reserved for his family and friends. For his family and those who knew him best, Grant Maxwell truly walked on water.\n \nAs we bid farewell to an extraordinary soul, let us celebrate Grant's legacy of love, service, and kindness. May his spirit continue to inspire us to live with the same grace, compassion, and love that defined the remarkable life of Grant W. Maxwell.\n \nA viewing will be held Monday, January 15, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home., 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah.\nFuneral services will be held the next day Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 11:00 am, with a viewing prior from 10:00 am - 10:45 am at 5235 South Wesley Road, Murray, Utah at the LDS Church. \n \nRest in peace, dear Grant. Your memory lives on in the hearts of those who were blessed to call you family and friend.