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Norma Louise Grant (Burningham)

February 15, 1929 - February 18, 2014

Viewing will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 28, at Sweet Home Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a viewing prior to service at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home Oregon.

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Norma Louise Grant, 85, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday at the Lebanon Community Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Arthur DeVan and Nellie LaPreal (Green) Burningham.

Louise grew up in the Bountiful Utah area, until she moved with her family to Oakland California. She graduated from Oakland Technical High School where she was involved in the Foreign Language and Girl’s Athletic clubs. Here, she met and married Donald Lewis Grant on July 2, 1948. Together, they had three children. Louise lived in the Hayward, California area until moving to Sweet Home around 1969, settling on a small farm.
She loved gardening and food preservation, winning many local and state awards for her efforts, including “Queen of the Kitchen” at the Oregon State Fair. She loved her family above everything else, always being involved in her children and grandchildren’s lives.

Louise was an avid genealogist and treasured her ancestors that came before her. She worked as a bookkeeper for local businesses and enjoyed gaining new knowledge, continuing her education at Linn Benton Community College.

Louise will be remembered as a loving woman with a quick wit and fun spirit.

Louise is survived by: her loving husband of 65 years, Donald Grant; son Rodney (Merry) Grant of Vancouver, Washington; daughter Laura (Tony) Warren of Lebanon, Oregon; son in-law Brennan Raebel of Tigard, Oregon; many grandchildren; one great granddaughter; sister RaeEtta (George) Boughner; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers Noel and Norman; sister LaRane Bowler; and daughter Kimberly Raebel.

Viewing will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 28, at Sweet Home Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a viewing prior to service at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home Oregon.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.