Elizabeth Ann Grant

Aug. 3, 1989-Jan. 21, 2021

Elizabeth Ann Grant,

31, the daughter of Don

and Jeri Grant, was born

on August 3, 1989 at

Minot Air Force Base, ND.

She passed away in her

West Fargo, ND, home on

Thursday, January 21,


Liz lived in Minot

throughout her childhood,

attending Bel Air Elemen

tary School through 6th

grade. She then

transferred to Bishop

Ryan High School where

her father taught, graduat

ing in 2008. During her

years at Ryan, she partici

pated in multiple varsity

sports, including volley-

ball, basketball and soft-


Liz loved music, espe-

cially the piano, which

she studied throughout

elementary and high

school. She also played

trumpet and guitar. Her

natural rhythm and joy of

music was evident in her

many piano festivals and

school events. In her

adult life, she knew the

words to every song from

Disney to Broadway to


Following high school,

Liz attended NDSU and

Minot State, where she

developed a love of art,

especially painting and

clay. She then became a

Certified Nursing Assis-

tant (CNA) working at

Manor Care of Minot and

in private home health.

Her love of travel took

Liz, along with her

parents and brother, on

multiple European vaca-

tions and Caribbean

cruises. She loved the

sites and tolerated the

scuba diving.

In 2011, Liz gave birth

to the first wonder of her

life, Hanley Grant, fol-

lowed by her second

wonder, Haven Thornton

in 2014. Motherhood

suited her and she loved

the role.

Liz made West Fargo

her home and was recent

ly employed as a CNA at

Sanford Health with the

goal of becoming a nurse.

Liz is survived by: her

children, her parents,

brother Erich Grant (Af-

ten), her much loved

nieces and nephew, Noah

Grant, Arie Grant, and

Owen Grant. She valued

and loved her uncles,

aunts, and especially her

cousins. Family time was


Liz was preceded in

death by: her maternal

grandparents, Herman

and Marian A. Koll, her

stepgrandmother, Marion

Henjum Koll Decker, and

her paternal grandparents,

Donald and Lucille Grant.

Celebrating the Life of


Due to the Coronavirus

Pandemic, a Private Mass

of Christian Burial by in-

vitation will be held

Wednesday, January 27,

2021, at 10:30 am at St.

Leo the Great Catholic

Church, Minot, ND. The

family encourages those

attending to wear masks

and social distance.

Burial: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Tuesday

from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00

p.m. at Thompson-Larson

Funeral Home, Minot.

Private Family Vigil

Prayer Service: Tuesday

at 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorials are

preferred to a trust fund

account that will be set up

in Hanley and Haven’s

name in care of Don and

Jeri Grant, or to an organi

zation of the donor’s


The service will be

livestreamed for the pub-

lic to view and can be ac-

cessed by going to

YouTube at





Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

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section at www.thompson