C. Kendall Grant
|Connections||Important Dates||Personal History||Connections|
|June 12, 1957 Charles
"Tiny" Grant and Patricia Gay Kendrick marry in Elko, Nevada
1960 Patricia Gay Kendrick Grant baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
|Mom and Dad dated for two weeks before eloping to Elko, Nevada to be married. Dad had been a professional football player and in the army while mom had become a librarian and was working in Salt Lake City. From a precarious start, they built a happy family based on solid principles.|
|Cuban Missile Crisis||October 19, 1962
Born to Charles "Tiny" Grant and Patricia Gay Kendrick Grant at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.
was scared to death bringing me into the world because of the Cuban
Missile Crisis. She wondered if she should have kids at such a
terrible time in history.
She also calls me the miracle baby as according to her, "There is no possibility that you could have been conceived, so we know you belong in our family.
|Yankees Win World Series|
Contract Chickenpox and struggle to pull through.
|Dad and Mom count the number of pox on a square inch of my body and came up with 32. There was no part of the body that did not have a fall smattering of pox on it. Have cared scars and interesting health ever since.|
Mom and Dad have marriage solemnized in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.
|As a baby, I was taken into the Idaho Falls Temple along with my two older sisters, Trisha and Tracie, to be sealed to my parents.|
|The Spirit of Ricks||1964
Moved from Clearfield, Utah to Rexburg, Idaho. Dad joined the faculty and football staff at Ricks College.
|When we moved, there was absolutely no housing available in Rexburg, so we lived in the apartments (Sunset at the time) directly north of the football stadium and then moved to a house we called the barn--where Harmony house is now located. It had a tin roof over the cellar door and we used to slide down the roof with the neighbors.|
|Key events of 1966||1966
Purchased and moved to 168 Harvard (356-3428)--a duplex and it was the only home for sale in Rexburg at the time. Built by Blair Manwaring.
|168 Harvard holds all of my childhood memories! The back yard opened to a series of real estate lots and two of the lots had logs and rocks around them so we would always walk the rocks and logs practicing our balance. We had great contests. Ralph Thompson also had a junk yard from his plumbing store and we would hide and play in the old water heaters, washers, and softeners.||History|
Attended nursery school in an old house where the Hart northeast parking lot stands and then in the lambing sheds where the Clarke Building stands.
|I remember well some of the episodes in nursery school. My favorite activity was hammering nails into a huge log. It was covered in nails--you could hammer as many as you wanted into it. Family lore has it that Richard Robison would bite me all of the time, so Dad taught me to box and the next day when he tried to bite me, I went to hit him and he started screaming, "Please don't hit me; please don't hit me." I never had a problem again.||Lambing Sheds|
Attended Kindergarten at Helen Lamprecht's home in the basement.
|This is the first I remember of my competitive drive. I remember not wanting to be outdone by any of the other kids in any of the acitivities--whether it was drawing a picture or sitting in the favored spot on the rug for reading time. I remember we had our own carpet for naps.|
Started grade school at Lincoln Elementary.
|I had many infamous moments at Lincoln. I led the class in penny pinching (led them to do it) and made a bit of money. I led the fourth grade class on strike when Jerome got to choose four friends to decorate the Christmas tree because his dad had donated it.|
Baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Rexburg Tabernacle by my father.
|I vaguely have memory of the baptismal font in the tabernacle. I remember going down the stairs to the font and I remember that it was either Halloween Day or the day right after.||History|
Forced to go to Adams Elementary because of boundary change.
|I didn't want to go to Adams--I fought and screamed the whole way; after four days of getting beaten up each day, Mom and Dad let me transfer back to Lincoln and they had saved me a desk!|
Received the Aaronic Priesthood from my father.
Began attending Madison Junior High School in the old high school just after they had moved to the present high school.
|Ran track in junior high--the mile. I took last in the mile during the first meet--led the first three laps and then hit the wall and took last. Coach Wilson worked with me after that and I took first at all of the rest of the meets and second in district. Learned that the extra mile really works.|
|Teton Dam Flood||1976
Teton Dam Flood
|I was at Grandma and Grandpa Grant' home in Bancroft. Good thing or I would have been on the golf course without a ride or worse, fishing on the Teton. Didn't know for 36 hours whether or not my family was alive.||Teton Flood Museum|
Began Attending Madison High School
|Ran for student body office in 1979 and served as Legislative Vice-president and then got beaten by Brian Holloway for president.|
Accept Ann McLaughlin's offer to coach girl's junior varsity team. Broken Nose!
|I remember a girl from St. Anthony who intentionally fouled one of my girls--made me mad so I said something. Later, she saw me on main street and called me some pretty colorful names.|
Graduating from Madison High School after winning state championships in basketball and baseball.
|Highlight of high school was receiving my mission call in March because Mom and Dad had gotten called to serve as Mission Presidents in Anaheim so I could leave six months early for my mission.|
|Got mono after going on a water skiing trip with Mike Parkinson and Darlene Zimmerman--Mike and I ended up with Mono.|
Parents called to California, Anaheim Mission and I'm called to Belgium Brussels Mission
|Served under C. Steven and Marjorie Hatch. Enjoyed a tremendous mission of hard work and dedication with the highlight being my second Christmas when we had a tremendous experience with charity.||Belgium Brussels Mission|
Forced to return home from mission because of 18-month mission service.
|I was less than excited to have to return home early from my mission. We tried to get an extension, but the First Presidency said absolutely not, so President Hatch kept me an extra six weeks anyway.|
Enroll in summer classes at Ricks College
|First class was English 111 with Ron Messer who taught an exquisite lesson on detail that has helped me throughout the rest of my schooling and life.|
Accept Gary Gardner's offer to help coach men's basketball at Ricks College.
|I tried out and made the team when we were playing pick up in front of Gardener and Valerie Sanchez walked in (my girlfriend) so I started shooting and made 17 points in a row for our team. Ended up not wanting the commitment, so I helped coach.|
Semester at BYU-Provo
|Disliked the impersonal nature of the school--not one teacher cared to know my names, so I transferred back to Ricks.|
Return to Ricks College
|Served as Honor President and Sigma Gamma Chi President. Bishop was James Keller with Tom Liau and ?? as counselors.|
|Utah State University||1985
Graduate from Ricks College and Enroll at Utah State University and help Dave Filamoehola coach boy's basketball at Preston High School.
|Anyway I thought that I had graduated. I marched at commencement and then went to USU. Found out that I was three science credits short when I went to apply for graduation at USU. I ended up taking my favorite class ever (Psych 101) because of the problem. Best mistake I ever didn't make as we got the problem straightened out at Ricks.|
Meet Susan Adair at LDSSA meeting.
|I remember her in sunglasses and doing a presentation with her committee at a Wednesday meeting. Then I remember her being so kind at the Christmas party.|
Begin dating Susan Adair
|Went as cupids to pick our dates up for the Valentine's Dance at the institute. Best first date ever!|
Engaged to Susan Adair
|Neither of us wanted to date steady or get married, but the Lord's promptings moved us to get engaged.|
|Truly set my health back for ten years. Lost 25 pounds in a couple of weeks because my throat was so swollen.|
|September 10, 1985
Marry Susan Adair
|Married Susan at a sveldt 168 pounds because of the mono. The running tale in the family is that I didn't shave the day of my wedding. True, but you have to realize that I never shaved on my mission--well, I did twice for the fun of it! I had shaved the night before the wedding! Even at age 40 I can get away without shaving if I want to.|
Graduate from Utah State University in English
|Susan and I had the opportunity to march next to each other as she was graduating in Communications and I was graduating in English. We had both received the outstanding student of the year awards in our departments.|
Enroll at University of Idaho in English and Susan at Washington State in Communications
|We decided that I should enroll at a state school in Idaho since Dad was the chairman of the State Board of Education. None of us had ever gone to a state school of higher ed in Idaho. Susan chose WSU because of their reputation in Communications.|
Ectopic pregancy results in Susan losing one of her fallopian tubes.
|It was hard to lose the first baby--such a roller coaster. One day the doctor would say she is pregnant and the next she wasn't and then pregnant and not. Finally had emergency surgery and figured out the problem.|
Apply to Ricks College to see if I could get interview and paid trip to visit the folks!
|The English Department had five openings, so we applied at the suggestion of my mother to see if we could get an interview--free paid trip from Moscow. Dene Thomas and Larry Thompson very helpful in interview and teaching process.|
|Late July 1989
Hired at Ricks College and move to Artel Chapman's apartment at 168 South 2nd East.
|We were originally not hired as the department hired four women and Scott Ellsworth. Another employee left his wife and had to resign. Scott Samuelson called and asked if we could be down in a couple of weeks. We jumped at the chance to get to a heavenly place like this.|
|February 24, 1990
Charles Greg Grant born at Madison Memorial Hospital.
|Kind and thoughtful from the start! Greg chose to come at an appropriate time--labor pains at 7:00 a.m. and delivery in the early afternoon. He has been a pure joy in our lives as he has always been thoughtful and happy.|
Move to 3910 East 400 North in Rigby. Our first home.
|Bought our first home through Barry Genta at Century 21. Wes Belnap used Rich Woodland. We paid $39,000 for the home and then sold it for $42,000 a couple of years later.|
|April 17, 1993
Jessica Carly Grant born at Madison Memorial Hospital
|Carly has had spice from the very beginning--tougher than nails. At not too many weeks of age, we stopped to see John Galbraith and he stuck his head in the car to meet Carly. She reached out and left scratch marks on him:)|
Move to 289 Gary Drive in Rexburg
|The picture to the side is the first summer in our home and we had tons of sunflowers and raspberries from the beginning. It was a most comfortable and fun home and yard.|
Accept Lori Woodland's offer to assist in women's basketball at Ricks College.
|This was my favorite year coaching as I felt that I helped us overcome Utah Valley when they were 29-0. Made an extra scouting trip to pick up their calls and plays and it truly paid of in the tournament as we beat them by four or six.|
Go to Russia for the first time with Ricks College Faculty. Bishop of College 42nd Ward
|What a delight to go to Russia and to serve as a bishop in the same year. Raymond Hill and Mike Thueson were two great counselors--we made an excellent team and felt that we did an excellent job for the students in the 42nd Ward.|
Take World Tour student study abroad to Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Northern Europe with Vic Forsnes and John Galbraith.
|Highlight of this trip was a 53-hour bus ride that took us through the Transylvanian Forest and into more sticky spots than was healthy. At one point late into the trip we ended up at a five-star resort in Bulgaria eating the most scrumptious meal you could ever imagine. It was a terrible ride but the greatest memory of all.|
|June 27, 1996
Tanner Adair Grant born at Madison Memorial Hospital.
|Tanner came into life with zip and zest. He has always been a tease and a smiler. He has tons of energy and enthusiasm for every project he chooses to do. He is special.|
|Link to Pictures||April 1999
Take student group to Russia and Northern Europe with Vaun Waddell and Ed Kumferman
|The highlight of this trip was taking Tracie to Europe and seeing Mercedes Panichi and also having Sarah-Jane Miller, Caroline Beus, and Rebecca Brown from the basketball team as travel members of our group. Meal in Paris was divine.||Kazan Ballet|
|Madison Memorial||December 26, 1999
Cambron Kendall Grant born at Madison Memorial Hospital
|It took several days before we found out that Kenny has Down's Syndrome. What an angel blessing he has been to our family. Happy and always willing to sleep through the night.||History|
Accept Women's Basketball Head Coaching position at College of Southern Idaho
|One of our best decisions in life to move and experience CSI and Twin Falls. Had a positive and growing experience that changed our views on life and helped us enjoy our now conservative life much more. Had a difference of opinion on providing an appropriate atmosphere--proved to be the last straw that helped us decide to resign and return to BYU-Idaho||Swac Stats|
|BYU-I Home Page||June 2002
Return to Rexburg and Ricks College which has become BYU-Idaho
|Another great decision was to return and to live in Salem. We have a fun and comfortable home with enough land to cause us plenty of work but little grief. Very appreciative of those who helped us return.||Rexburg History|
|U of I Home Page||January 2003
Start classes in University of Idaho Doctoral Program
|A new direction...||Class Schedule|