Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Repolian Grant, 71, of Sunnyside passed away on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1938 to Henrietta Harris and Evie Grant.
Repolian attended elementary school in Athens, La. and graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1957.
He was a valued employee of the Oregon Railroad and U & I Sugar Refinery in Toppenish.
Repolian founded his study of the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses and discovered a loving creator with deep compassion for mankind. This led Repolian to symbolize his dedication by being baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1953. Repolian served as an auxiliary pioneer in the Grandview Spanish Congregation and always counted it a privilege to be a steward of the "good news." In order to expand his ministry, he accepted the challenge of learning Spanish and later served as an Elder in the Christian congregation.
Along with the research of his family genealogy, he enjoyed singing, gardening, computer technology, history, admiring creation (especially the stars), public speaking, performing in bible dramas, reading the Bible and street witnessing.
Family and friends are richer for having been graced with Repolian's companionship. His faithfulness, laughter, kind acts, loyalty, generosity and strength, will live forever in the hearts of those he touched.
He is survived by his sister, Marloreitta (Molly) Grant; nieces and nephews, Nadia and Michael Grant-Rodgers, Jerry and Steve Frazier, Henry West, Myrtice Haney, Ella Mae Frazier and Jackie Myrtice Haney; as well as other family throughout the U.S.; and many friends in Prosser, Grandview, Sunnyside and Yakima.
Repolian was preceded in death by parents; brother, Evie Grant Jr.; and sisters, Martha Pearl Frazier and Lora Jean West.
Memorial services were held at the Grandview Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.
Memorial donations may be made in care of Molly Grant, 125631 West Heck Road, Prosser, WA 99350.
Prosser Funeral Home in Prosser was in charge of arrangements.