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Leland Lynn Grandy


October 25, 2017

Leland Lynn Grandy, a lifelong resident of Eden Valley, passed away Oct. 22, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. 

He died of a sudden illness at the age of 89.

He was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Rock Springs, the son of Lynn W. Grandy and Margaret Carmen Grandy.

Leland attended school in Eden and was a 1946 graduate of the Eden Valley High School. He then graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming in three years, earning a bachelor of science degree in animal science as well as minoring in agronomy.

He married Patricia Josephine Moore in Rock Springs Sept. 12, 1959, and went on to have five children.  She preceded him in death Dec. 11, 1989.

Leland was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War and served four years with an engineering division assembling bridges for the traveling infantry.

He enjoyed animal stewardship, reminiscing valley history and spending time with his family. As a third generation operator, Lee dedicated many years to building and expanding the X Bar T Ranch. During that time Lee operated a dairy of 120 head before transitioning to a sizable beef cattle operation; now entering its fifth generation of operation.

Survivors include two sons, Rob Grandy of Torrington and Butch (Loreen) Grandy of Farson; three daughters, Madylon (Lee) Cornwell of Glasgow, Mont., Carolyn (Dave) Burnett of Casper and Sharon (Bill) Smith of Farson;a special family member, Deb Grandy of Torrington; one sister, Ginger (Dick) Brubaker of Payson, Ariz.; ten grandchildren, Bob Grandy, Daryn Grandy, Haden Grandy, Rueben Grandy, Stuart Cornwell, Audra Ortega, Nena Harmon, Matthew Burnett, Chip Smith and Kyle Smith; five great-grandchildren, Jersey Cornwell, Bailey Cornwell, Logan Cornwell, Hayzle Ortega and Ava Ortega.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Robert and one sister, Lois Catlett.

A celebration of life will take place at the Eden Valley Community Center Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m., following the Farson-Eden Pronghorn football game. Casual attire is welcome.

Condolences may be left at Vase Funeral Home.


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