Grant Sprague Truman, passed away March 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada from pancreatic cancer. Grant was born October 8, 1932 in St. George, Utah to Richard Alma Truman and Gaylie Belle Sprague Truman, the fourth of five children. His earliest years were spent in small towns in Nevada as his father worked on road construction jobs. Following the death of Grant’s father, the family settled in Logandale, Nevada.
Grant attended schools in Carson City, Logandale and Overton and graduated from Moapa Valley High School. Sports were a big part of his life, and he played baseball, football and basketball for Moapa Valley High.
Upon graduation, Grant received two Harold’s Club scholarships and attended the University of Nevada at Reno, graduating with a degree in secondary education with an emphasis in history.
Grant married Joyce Anderson on September 6, 1952. They were the parents of six children, Clay Truman, Virgin, UT; Vicki Dew (Lindsey Phillip, deceased), Cottonwood Heights, UT; Grant Sprague Truman, Jr. (deceased); Gail Nelson, Rod Truman (Erin), and Paul Truman (Kristen), all of Las Vegas. Grant and Joyce were later divorced.
On November 21, 1979, Grant married Ingrid Herstein, adding stepchildren Barbara Bawgus of Tampa, Florida and Bryan Bawgus (deceased) to his family. Grant and Ingrid are also the parents of two daughters, Ingrid Elizabeth Trimmer (Paul) of Las Vegas and Ann Pennington (Christopher) of Rumson, New Jersey.
Grant went on to be a junior high and high school teacher, a coach, a heavy equipment operator, a long-haul trucker, and ultimately the owner of a successful trucking company, Truline Corporation. Late in his career he helped found Estenson Logistics which grew into one of the largest dedicated carriers in the United States. In his spare time he planted fruit trees and gardens at every house he ever owned, bred bird dogs, got his pilot’s license, owned a hunting preserve, and planted watermelons on the top of a mountain he purchased in southern Utah. After retiring from Truline and Estenson, Grant turned his attention to raising and racing thoroughbred horses, a passion that gave him great pleasure in his later years. He was a lifelong enthusiast of hunting, fishing, gardening and being in the outdoors, but most of all he loved his family. Grant was an active member of the Gilcrease Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Grant is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Betty Adams and Alice Frehner, his brother Richard Truman, his infant son Grant and his stepson Bryan. He is survived by his wife, Ingrid, of Las Vegas, seven children, his stepdaughter, 21 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Ron Truman of Blackfoot, Idaho.
Visitation will be from 10:00-10:30 am, Saturday, March 20, with funeral services following at 11:00. Both will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building located at 6051 Dorrell Lane, Las Vegas, NV. Please follow all Covid-19 guidelines. Those that wish to view the services online may use the link found at www.MoapaValleyMortuary.com/GrantTruman and will be redirected to Zoom with the Passcode: Truman. Graveside services and interment will be at the Logandale Cemetery located at 3228 Lyman St., Logandale, NV.
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