Orlin Grant Colvin, Jr. "Will be Missed"Comment on this story
Beloved father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, Orlin Grant Colvin, Jr., passed away on April 7th, 2011. As the eldest son of Orlin Grant Colvin Sr. and Annie Wilkinson, Grant honored his parents by graduating from Tropic High School, attending Southern Utah University, and graduating from University of Utah in Electrical Engineering. He worked for various electronic companies and retired from Hewlett Packard. An active member of the LDS church all his life, Grant served in various callings including a full time mission to Melbourne, Australia, where he met his eternal sweetheart Patricia Kathleen Tuohy. They were married on Dec. 28th, 1951 in the St. George Utah Temple. Grant was a brilliant musician and excelled in piano and organ, with an expertise in organ sounds or stops. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. He is survived by; children: Dale and Janet Colvin of Lehi, UT; Bryan and Becky Colvin of San Jose, CA; Gary and Carol Colvin of Puyallup, Washington; Kathy and Jim Blanco of Beaverton, Oregon; Mark Colvin of West Valley, UT; and Karol Patterson of Keizer, Oregon; Siblings: Lloyd and Ella Colvin of Salem, Oregon; Carol and Jake Simmons of North Salt Lake, UT; 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parnts, wife, and sister Myrlene Merrill. Viewing is at 6-8:00 pm Friday, April 8th at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West on 4100 South, West Valley City. Services will be held Saturday, April. 9th at 11:00 am at Hunter Stake House 3737 South 5600 West, West Valley. Condolences may be sent to the family @valleyviewfuneral.com.