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Harold Grantham

Harold Grantham – Nov. 18,1927 – Feb. 28, 2020

Harold Leroy Grantham was born on Nov. 18, 1927, to Joseph and Marie Grantham in Monte Vista, Colo. He passed away on Feb. 28, 2020, after complications related to a stroke. He was 92.
Harold contracted polio in 1930, but he exceeded the expectations of doctors who believed he would never walk.
Harold married the love of his life, Peggy Gilmore, on June 27, 1952.
He worked at Springfield Forest Products prior to retiring. Due to being diagnosed with polio, Harold was unable to serve in the armed forces, so he routinely donated blood as a means of contributing to his country. He was also an avid fisherman who enjoyed western novels.
He is survived by two daughters: Pam Wilson, of Springfield, and Deanna Grantham, of Eugene; son, Gary Grantham, of Eugene; and granddaughter, Angie Wilson, of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; a twin sister, Hazel Fredrickson; and an older brother, Joseph.
A memorial service will be held at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene on Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. Visitation will occur prior to the services from noon-12:45 p.m., and a gathering with light refreshments will occur at Lane Memorial after the service.
The family would like to thank Serenity Hospice and Rivergrove Memory Care of Eugene.



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