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A Loss to Our Community: Leon Grant

November 10, 2017

It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of Leon Grant. Leon was with the college for 18 years as a painter or, as he liked to say, “a color placement technician,” before leaving due to health issues. Before coming to the college, Leon worked in housing at Portland State University along with his wife, Debbie.

He was a great addition to Facilities Services and a strong supporter of Lewis & Clark. Every summer he trained and worked with our large student paint crew. He was a great instructor, not only by developing the students’ paint skills but also by teaching them good work habits. He was generous with our students, often buying them food just before payday, and a personal advisor to them.

Outside of the college, Leon was an avid fisherman. He and his son, Robert, would spend most weekends out on their boat, catching and releasing fish (especially sturgeon). The largest sturgeon Leon landed was 18 feet long, which he knew because the fish was 3 feet longer than his boat!

Leon’s family has planned a memorial service for him on December 3 at 3:30 p.m. at the Good Shepard Church (28986 SE Haley Rd, Boring 97009.)