Born August 31, 1942 in Montpelier, Idaho to Clarence Truel Passey and Elva Mae Curless Passey. Attended elementary school in Paris and graduated from Fielding High School in 1960 where he was active in sports and music. A graduate of Stevens-Heniger Business in Salt Lake City, University of Washington's PCBS (Business/Banking) and LaSalle University Law School (Bachelor of laws). Worked in financial services industry for 50 plus years (First Security Bank, Valley Bank, and Ireland Bank) and retired in 2016 at age 74 after 24 1/2 years with Ireland Bank having served as the banks Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. During his career was active in civic organizations and a member of professional organizations like Western Independent Bankers association, and Idaho Bankers association, among others. Survived by five sons and two daughters, Shane (Tamra) Passey, Angela Hymas, Brooke (Doug) Wilcox, Sean (Melissa) Passey, Jon (Melanie) Passey, Tim (Beth Ann) Passey, Jay (Tausha) Passey, 26 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by both his parents. Grant passed away on November 2, 2022 at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital.
We, the children of Grant, realize this won't be a popular decision, but as per his request there will be no formal funeral, but rather a graveside service for his kids, their spouses and their immediate families on a warm day in the future. We would like to thank his many friends and acquaintances for your friendship over the years. He appreciated every one of you. We'd like to express our gratitude for the amazing care he received from the nursing staff at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital over the last two weeks. Also, a huge shout out to Dr. Lance Hansen. Thanks Doc!