Oct. 20, 2015
Mass of Christian Burial for Eugene M. Grant of Cody, will be Saturday, Oct. 31 at The Church of St. Anthony in Cody at 10 a.m. Eugene died Oct. 20 in a Billings hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Leadville, Colo., the son of Eugene W. and Mary Grant. He attended local schools and received his bachelor’ degree in math and chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He completed his master’s degree in nuclear physics and chemistry through the University of Wyoming.
Eugene became a teacher and taught chemistry, physics and advanced mathematics in Lovell and Butte, Mont.
He later worked for Marathon Oil, facilitating the permitting of oil drilling applications acting as liaison with federal and regulatory agencies. He retired in 1999.
Eugene was an avid hunter and fly fisherman. His hobby was instinctive archery shooting, without the use of sights using a recurve bow. He won many archery competitions in the western United States, including the Colorado State Championship. His leisure hobby was skiing.
He believed in helping others and led by example. He was a supporter and participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Cody, and hunting programs for the handicapped hunter.
Eugene was a devoted family man; he believed family bonds were forged by spending quality time together. He was very involved with both of his sons and enjoyed teaching them hunting and fly fishing techniques.
Eugene is survived by his two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dr. Michael Grant and Carson and Rosa Grant, and one sister, Greta Grant.
Burial will be at Riverside-Graham Cemetery in Cody.
An online memorial is available at www.ballardfh.com