Grant Kidd Patten, 73, of Nampa, died Saturday, July 6,
1996, at his home in Nampa. Funeral services will be
conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 1996, at the Melba
2nd Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bishop Mark Hoagland, bishop of the ward will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Melba Cemetery. Services are
under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Grant Kidd Patten was born on October 7, 1922, in Moore,
Idaho, to William and Maude Kidd Patten. He was reared
and educated in Idaho. After his schooling, he went to
work for the U.S. Forest Service. He married Margaret
Whiting on January 11, 1944, in the Salt Lake City L.D.S.
Temple. He later served a mission for the Church in
the Western Canadian Mission.
his mission Grant and Margaret moved to Montana. He
was a very active member of the L.D.S. Church. He was
Branch President in Hamilton, Montana, and Stake President
and Patriarch in Missoula, Montana. He worked in the
Boise L.D.S. Temple and served a second mission with his
wife in Indianapolis, Indiana. They returned in February
Grant and Margaret moved to
Nampa in 1969 to make their home. They then purchased
a farm south of town, where they have since resided.
He worked for Amalgamated Sugar in Nampa for several years,
and was later the Rehabilitation Manager for Deseret
Industries in Boise. Grant enjoyed the outdoors -
hunting and especially fishing - and he loved telling jokes.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Nampa; 3 sons and
daughters-in-law, Courtney and Ralene Patten, Nampa, David
and Gale Patten, Nampa, Ralph and Mary Patten, Nampa; 3
daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Lynn and Mike Aderhold of Great
Falls, Montana, Rhonda and Scott Grow, Meridian, and Rebecca
Jan Levi, Nampa; his step-mother; 1 brother; 3 sisters; 23
grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, 2
sisters, a half sister, and a granddaughter.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9
p.m.; and at the Melba 2nd Ward on Wednesday from 9 to 9:45