Dr. Grant Camp Moon

October 13, 1918 ~ April 3, 2021


April 12, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
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    April 12, 2021
    11:00 AM
    260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
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  • Beloved Dr. Grant Camp Moon passed on April 3, 2021 in Lehi, Utah with loved ones present. He was born on October 13, 1918 in Henderson Creek, Idaho to William Earling and Deseret Camp Moon. His siblings were: Neal (Phyllis), Thora (Grant) Jensen, Neva (Oleen) Hess, Ila Jean (Al) Tobler, and DeVar. After growing up on the farm, he served an LDS Spanish American Mission, was a US Army Air Corps Crytographer, taught University classes at six universities, and had about a 30 year career with Small Business Administration. He authored many titles. He married Ella May Richards in the Logan Temple on April 26, 1945 and they had a family: Kathleen (Clem) Martin, Bill (Annette), Rick (Suzanne) and Ron. He has been active in the Church all of his life.

    Funeral Services will be April 12, 2021, 11am at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 3pm at the Pleasantview Cemetery, Oneida County, Idaho.


    Dear Grant - - How we could be there with your loved ones. We could tell them such stories about the wonderful friend you have been for a very long time. Dale was a Missionary in Minneapolis when you had he and his companion over for Sunday Dinner every week. It was such a relief from our cabbage and raisin soup! The afternoons were special playing with your kids. Then later, after our marriage, we got in touch again and enjoyed visiting you in Salt Lake City. Then there came a time when you invited us to make a trip with you and your responsibility as an Administer of our Government, to Russia. We are glad you couldn't hear our conversations about that offer!!! But we had young children and not place to leave them and so finally we had to turn you down. Something we have regretted all these years. Another time, we were coming to Washington, D.C. to pick up our daughter, Debra, as she was coming home from her Mission in Spain! Well, turns out you were leaving on an assignment to SPAIN, but you left us the keys to your home and car for our use while we were there seeing the sights and getting reacquainted with our daughter! Sooo many fond memories of our friendship - - . Especially grateful when we both got settled and had some wonderful visits at your home in Salt Lake. We will never forget you - - you have been the special friend that everybody longs for - - especially, when you showed us your souvenir of China and the picture of the excavation of the Emperor and his army that surrounded him. When I looked at it I made the comment that it looked like the Emperor loved his Army so much that he wanted to take them to the next life with him and you said that that was the very feeling that you had when you first saw it too. It was all so special - - Thank you for being our friend - - Dale and Sue Child, Rupert, Idaho April 12, 2021

    - Mrs. Dale G. Child
    I am sorry for the loss of your father. I am grateful for the life your parents lived as I have fond memories of them coming to dinner at my parent's home. Your parents welcomed and hosted my family when they to the DC area in 1965. I know that you will see them again! May you feel the peace that only our Savior can offer at this time!

    - Nancy Probst Morrow
    Dear Moon Family: Anna and I send our love and condolences to you all, and honor a wonderful man who lived such a full and interesting life. Anna and Ella May were very close from their early childhoods throughout their lives, and I've heard wonderful stories from both my mom and Ella May about their shenanigans during their childhood. My mom remembers that adding Grant to the mix was so delightful and fun. I don't think I've ever met a more intelligent, accomplished, witty, enthusiastic and loving man as Grant. Anna has missed water aerobics with Grant and we have both missed visiting at Eagle Gate and hearing so many stories about Grant & Ella May's adventurous life together. (A particular favorite was Grant showing me his international toilet paper collection! I always asked to see it when we visited.) Their stories also revealed how much your mother supported and collaborated with Grant throughout his career, and their epic love story. Your father and grandfather was intelligent, witty and loving; was a mentor to so many; was generous with his time and mind, and always radiated his love and joy of life. We both truly miss him, and of course, Ella May. I know their reunion was truly joyous. Anna & Miriam Harper

    Dear Bishop Moon and Annette, So sorry to read of the loss of your father. Knowing the fine man you, Bill are, he had to be amazing! May sweet memories bring you peace and comfort in the loss of your dad.

    - Cherie Egan
    Grant Moon, A great man and an inspiration in my life. Thank you from the first time we met as as A young Deacons quorum President and you came by as a High Councilor to see our quorum in the Falls Church Ward. Your academic achievements inspired my own personal pursuits as well. Grant always showed great family leadership and provided an example as a loving Father. God bless the Moon Family as you each begin to deal with becoming mortal orphans. Dallas L Holmes

    - Dallas L Holmes
    We are sadden to learn of Grant's passing. We have enjoyed the letters and emails through the years from Grant and Ella and then Grant after Ella's passing. Grant and Ella were very hospitable to us when we travelled from Scappoose, Oregon to attend several Moon reunions. We stayed at their home, had meals together and explored the neighborhood around the condo. We had a wonderful time with Grant and the family and friends at Grant's 100th birthday celebration! We wish for you all to find comfort in your fond memories of Grant and also from the support from family, friends and your faith. Love, Cousins Ted and Judy Moon

    - Ted and Judy Moon