Grant Kaalstad Noorda

1930 ~ 2022

Grant passed from this life on December 19, 2022.

He was born on July 2, 1930, to Henry John and Carrie Kaalstad Noorda and raised in Salt Lake City. He had two brothers, Neil and Duane, and one sister, Dianne. On August 26, 1950, he married Sherie Sutton (later divorced) and was the father of Michele, Robert, Richard and Chris, grandfather of 8, and great-grandfather of 7.

Grant was a general contractor and owned his own construction company. He was truly a master carpenter. He was always honest and fair in his work and life. He was friendly and happy and was respected by many. You would often hear him whistling as he worked (perfect pitch, by the way!).

He was quite the fishman and enjoyed it to the fullest. He learned to tie his own flies and became very pro”fish”ient at it. Grant loved fishing with his son, Richard, but equally loved the solitude of fishing alone. He loved the outdoors and nature and was a hunter in his younger years, but he "hunted" with his camera later in life.

He married Janet Smith Hansen on February 9, 1987 and gained another whole family to love. He was a good and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather to both families.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Carrie Noorda; brothers, Neil and Duane; and son, Richard. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janet; sister, Dianne Elges; children, Michele (Brent), Robert (Frances), and Chris; and, by stepchildren, Liz (Dan), Larry (Alison), Suzanne (Lou), and Julie (Colleen); and a total of 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

We love you and miss you so much!

Services will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd (10600 S.), on Tuesday, December 27. The viewing will begin at 10:30 am and memorial service at 11:15 am. Interment to follow.


I Praise God for having a great dad like my dad. we had great times hunting and fishing. He was always there for me and my brother's. I just pray the Lord grant His mercy and grace and take him home to be with our Lord and Savior

- Bob Noorda

My condolences to the family.

- Amanda Reid

Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your love one. Uncle Grant was a special man in all our lives. God Bless

- Betsy Boshard & Family

So sorry, Larry and Alison to hear about Grant’s passing. I remember him to be a very kind man…sending love today.

- Pam Lancaster

Grant gave me my first shotgun. He took me on my first fishing trips. This outdoor tradition has been passed on to my sons and grandsons because of him. He was generous, kind humble and funny. He treated me as one of his boys and I will always love him for that. The Noorda home was my second home as a boy. I cherish the memories. I will mourn the passing of Richard and Grant more than you know.

God Bless,


- Aaron Cameron

Janet; I just read about your husband's passing. I am so sorry. Thinking about and praying for you.
Love, Leah

- Leah

Grant Noorda family,
So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Lots of memories in Glendale with the Noorda's
Sending love and hugs to you all.

- Candy Nelson Doud

I am so sorry for the loss of your dad.

- Kathy Nelson