Henry Leon Grimaud, age 84, passed away on August 12, 2022 in Logan, Utah. He was born on April 15, 1938 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Armand Lucien and Lucille Mounteer Grimaud. He was the sixth of their 8 children, and also a twin, never letting his brother forget that he was first. He loved family dearly. At age 14, he had to leave his home, but then became a part of his next family, The Sullivans. They loved him like their own and considered him just another member of the family. He lived in the Salt Lake Valley for many years, then moved where his work took him.
Henry was a Plumber/Pipe Fitter by trade. He was very good at what he did and was always willing to help anyone that needed it. He moved to Delta, Utah to help build the Power Plant. There he made numerous friends including many that became like family to him.
Henry married Lynda Greener, and a role helping to raise her four beautiful daughters. While they were not married for very long, the girls made a lasting impression on him. Later on, Henry married the love of his life and his Eternal Sweetheart, Linda Dawn Dustin Kapelos, on March 10, 1989 in the Manti Temple; and became a loving stepfather to her 3 children. Over their lives together, they loved to travel and spend time with their grandchildren. Henry absolutely doted on Linda and loved her until her untimely passing in 2011.
Henry was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the perfect example of Christ-like love, and was always willing to help his friends. He held many church callings including High Counselor, Primary teacher (he loved those kids) and was a devoted temple worker for many years in the Manti and Payson Temples.
In May of 2001, at the age of 63, he was in a horrible accident that took his right leg. He did not let that slow him down. When the doctor told him that he would be in the hospital for a couple of months, Henry promptly looked at him and said, “That’s not possible. I need to be in the temple on Saturday.” He was released from the hospital after a month. He was still not to be slowed down. On several occasions, Linda would receive a call from one of the neighbors saying that he was climbing the ladder on his way to the roof to fix something, and she would leave work, give him her scolding look, and he would climb down and ask which neighbor tattled on him. She would smile, shrug her shoulders, give him a kiss and go back to work. We will always remember Henry’s sweet, caring and positive spirit. He will be deeply missed!
Henry is survived by his children: Rodney Richens, Lynna (Ken) Lawson, Gail (Jeff) Brown, Tracey Jensen (Mike Koford), Cindy (Jason) Duhon, Kristina (Sterling) Warnick, Daniel Kapelos, Brenda (Craig) Petith, Heather (Daniel) Rowlette; 24 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren with another on the way; sisters: Marjorie (Donald) Batty, Marie (Deloy) Osbourne; twin brother: Harold Grimaud. He is preceded in death by his wife: Linda; grandson: Kaleb Olson; brothers: Donald, Armand, Myron, and Roger Grimaud.
Our family thanks the staff at Legacy House of Logan for the loving care they gave him the last 6 months of his life. They truly loved him and in the short time he was there he made a lot of friends. We would also like to thank Intermountain Hospice for the tender love and respect they showed him in his final days.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 22, at 11:00am, at the Delta Stake Center, 125 S White Sage Ave. Viewings will be held Sunday, 6-8pm, at the Nickle Mortuary; and Monday, 9:30-10:40am, prior to the service. Friends unable to attend are invited to view the recorded video of the Service. Burial in the Delta City Cemetery.