An honorable, loving, and all-around fun man, Grant Miller Flygare passed away June 6, 2014, returning to his Heavenly Father with honor. Grant was born July 26, 1930 to Ralph Woodruff Flygare and Constance Miller Flygare. Most of his growing years were spent in Ogden and Star Valley Wyoming. He is a graduate of Star Valley High School, Weber State College, and Brigham Young University.\n\nHe married Joan Schaerrer on September 28, 1953. They were blessed with 11 children. For Grant and Joanie it was all about family. After Joanie passed away in 2000, Grant married Gladys Despain Flygare.\n\nGrant served in the military in Germany from 1954 through 1956. For a few years, he owned and ran a service station in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He worked on missiles at Hercules Powder Company before moving to his favorite job. He was a maintenance engineer at BYU for 30 years until retirement.\n\nGrant was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served an LDS mission to Holland. After retirement he filled several missions with Joanie including Nauvoo Illinois, Independence Missouri, and the Far West and Winter Quarters mission in Nebraska. After Joanie passed away he filled two missions with Gladys, one at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City and a second in Arkansas.\n\nGrant was a gifted artist, creating sculptures, paintings, and woodcarvings including a full-sized eagle. If Grant could envision something, he could create it. During his mission at the Church History Museum, he restored many delicate artifacts including the a model of the ship "S.S. Wyoming," the original sacrament trays from the Nauvoo temple, and a valuable Dresden vase. He designed and built a home in Taylorsville from the ground up.\n\nGrant is survived by his wife Gladys of Kennewick, Washington, brother David, sisters Carole Davidson, Mary Gillette and Norma Jill Hennessey, and 11 children, Diane (Bruce) Argyle, Grant Jr. (Melody), Marianne Flygare, Ronald Flygare, Reed (Lynae), Richard (Adrianna), Suzanne (Dominic) Bria, Robert (Becci), Julianne (Chad) Hunter, Lisa Anne (Michael) Engberson, Matthew (Roxa), plus 31 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Joanie, his parents, brother Ralph, sister Althea, and his grandson Mark.\n\nA viewing will be held Tuesday evening June 10 from 6 to 8 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Highland Ninth Ward Chapel, 11162 North Alpine Highway in Highland, with a viewing preceding the service from 10 to 10:45. Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.