Name: Grant James Galusha
From: The Herald, Everett, Washington
Date: May 6, 2004
On July 4, 1978 in Santa Ana, CA he
met his future wife, Jane. They married three years later in 1981. They had
their first child, Tadd, in 1985 and later that year relocated to Washington. In
1986 they moved to their present home in Arlington, WA. In 1990 their daughter,
Morgan, was born.
Grant started working for the postal service in 1983 in California, transferred to Washington in 1985 and worked at the Everett Processing & Distribution Facility as a mail handler.
Grant was a very involved father, coaching little league baseball and umpiring when Tadd was younger. At age 50, he finally got his wish - a ski boat. He was an avid sports fan whether by remote, fantasy football or attending his kids' wrestling and soccer events. He also loved to water and snow ski and fish.
Grant had a great love and enthusiasm for life, his family, his faithful dog, fireworks and Christmas. He was our "program director" and always everyone's entertainment.
Grant is survived by his wife Jane; children, Tadd and Morgan; sister Steph (Marty) White of Fairfield, CA; nephew Norm White of Fairfield, CA; aunt Shirley (George) Carmack of Glendale, CA; and several cousins.
There are so many people to thank for all their support, flexibility, love, prayers, encouraging words and cards. Special thanks to Grant's caregivers/friends: Andy and Mike Molsee, Judy and Al Camp, Kim and Kathy Hammond, and one of Grant's closest friends, Larry Schleiger. The family would also like to thank Dr. Lyn Tonelli for her honesty, compassion and efficiency and Cascade Valley Oncology.
A celebration of Grant's life will be held Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:00am at Lord Hill Farms with a reception to follow. Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, 1825 E. College Way, Mount Vernon.