June 22, 1969 - September 14, 2016
Grant Alan Pettingill, 47, passed away on September 14, 2016, in Murray, Utah from complications of an automobile accident. The accident occurred on August 22nd, as Grant apparently overcorrected after drifting out of his lane while driving home from work in Midway. He was born in Shirley, Massachusetts, to Reed and Judy Pettingill. Grant spent most of his childhood years in Mountain Green, Utah, where he developed lasting friendships among school, church, and clogging associates. In his early life, Grant was prominent in the Utah clogging community, garnering numerous awards and winning many championships. As a member of the acclaimed Steel Family Cloggers, he performed and competed for national/international titles in Nashville, winning top honors with his duet partner. He continued this interest as an avocation, teaching many students and teams who remember him fondly. His passing will be felt deeply by many whose lives he touched and enriched. Grant was extremely creative, talented, funny, kind and friendly which served him well in life and in his job as an Event Designer, Hospitality Professional, Massage Therapist, and Fitness Instructor. Friends, clients, and professional associates all felt a special and sincere warmth from Grant, because his concern for them was genuine. Grant is survived by his mother, Judy Love; his father and ‘bonus’ (step) mom, Reed and Pam Pettingill; his children, Corbin Pettingill, Kaydria Pettingill, and Kassidy Pettingill and their mother, Kambria Ward; and his siblings, Rex (Melendie) Pettingill, Trissa (Herly) Sarmiento, Darci (Jeff) Oldroyd, Allia (Erik) Martinson, and Jenelle Pettingill. Funeral services for Grant will be at 11:30am (viewing at 9:30) Monday, 19 September 2016, at the Olympus 7th Ward LDS Chapel, 2675 E 4430 S, Holladay, Utah. Interment will be at the Mountain Green Cemetery, Mountain Green, Utah. The family is deeply grateful to Zermatt Resort, Grant’s employer, for providing a post-internment luncheon for invited friends and family. We, the family, have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, appreciation, and support we have received through Face Book posts, messages, cards, and personal visits. We are amazed at the number of people whose lives Grant has touched and blessed over the course of his forty-seven year sojourn. We have been entertained by tales of mischievous exploits previously unknown to us, and touched by stories of Grant’s “random acts of kindness,” all of which confirm what we suspected: Grant has long been practicing for the Guardian Angel role he now performs. Many of Grant’s friends were with him to the end, and the family expresses its deepest gratitude to them for their love, devotion, and tender care. Whether staying beside the hospital bed, sending supportive messages to family members, or running errands, they gave and did all that true friends could do. We are especially grateful, and forever indebted, to Robert Young, whose love and devotion kept him beside Grant almost around the clock for nearly three weeks in the ICU. His medical acumen allowed him to keep us well informed about Grant’s status and progress. We are so thankful, as well, to Christian Sorensen, a partner of Grant’s from an earlier time, for his attentive help in these last few weeks, as well as for the caring devotion to Grant and his children in those prior years. Troy Smith, business partner, “brother by choice,” and key member of Grant’s cohort of friends, has been a boon to us during Grant’s most recent trial, but also a boost to his spirits and aspirations in recent years. Thank you, Troy, and all the loyal cohort.
Grant Alan Pettingill, 47, passed away on September 14, 2016, in Murray, Utah from complications of an automobile accident. The accident occurred on August 22nd, as Grant apparently overcorrected after drifting out of his lane while driving... View Obituary & Service Information
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