Grant A Maughan

January 15, 1946March 27, 2013

Grant Averett Maughan, 67, of Twin Falls passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his dear wife and children on March 27, 2013. He fought a courageous battle with cancer for several years and it is comforting to know that he is finally at peace and not suffering any longer.

Grant was born on January 15, 1946 in Antioch, California to loving parents, Edwin and Berma Maughan, he was the third of five children. He grew up and attended schools in California; where he had a very competitive spirit and passion of baseball. He was an excellent pitcher for James Logan High School in Newark, California and after graduation he attended Brigham Young University on a baseball scholarship.

Grant was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served a two-year mission in the Massachusetts, Boston Mission. Shortly after his mission he was visiting a ward in Hayward, California and met the love of his life, Lynette Butler. Within a few months they fell in love, became engaged and were married in the Oakland L.D.S. Temple on December 2, 1967. They have spent 45 wonderful years together and are comforted to know that their marriage is eternal because of temple covenants. Grant served as Bishop, Counselor in a Stake presidency, Ward and Stake Young Men’s President and as a faithful home teacher. He loved serving in any capacity but especially loved serving with the Youth. Grant was called to be a member of the Twin Falls L.D.S. Temple Committee a few years ago and considered it an honor and a true labor of love. He was also an Ordinance worker in the Boise L.D.S. Temple and then the Twin Falls L.D.S. Temple after its completion.

Grant was a Police Officer for 6 years in Hayward, California and earned a reputation for being a man of great integrity. After leaving the police force he joined the business world and eventually began a lengthy career in the insurance industry. He was an agent for Allstate Insurance for one year and was quickly advanced into management. The company transferred him to Twin Falls at Grant’s request where he managed all of Eastern Idaho for several years before branching out and beginning his own agency in the Health Insurance industry. He recently retired as his health began to deteriorate.

Grant is survived by his wife, Lynette and their four exemplary children, Darin (Lorrie) Maughan of Meridian, ID; Brian (Wendy) Maughan; Sherlyn (Paul) Lloyd; and Jared (Kirsten) Maughan all of Twin Falls. He leaves behind 17 grandchildren, Trevor, Jason, Karson, Jensyn, Blake, Miranda, Spencer, Felicia, Vanessa, Maddie, Tyler, Jake, Porter, Ashley, Dylan, Jackson and Claire who brought him so much joy especially as his health began to fail. He is also survived by his brother, Paul (Judy) Maughan of Surprise, Arizona and his sisters, Marelene (Bill) Silver of Livermore, California; Ranice (Al) Almendariz of Wilton, California and Beverly (Kevin) Carpenter of Elk Grove, California. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to thank Dr. Banu Symington and all of the staff at MISTI for such excellent care as well as Hospice Visions for their extraordinary care and efforts in assisting our family in every possible way.

Funeral services for Grant will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013 at the 7th Ward L.D.S. Church, 2085 South Temple Drive in Twin Falls with Bishop Kelly Hardman conducting. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park” 136 4th Ave. East, Twin Falls as well as one hour prior to the services at the church.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 1, 2013

Grant A Maughan

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Bob Katzoff

April 4, 2013

Grant looks great in that photo. I remember him so well, and watched as he aged with Lynn and his terrific family. It is wonderful to seem him remembered so well by so many. God bless each of you.

Marcos Almendariz

April 2, 2013

I remember uncle Grant always carrying a smile on his face. He was a man that carried a grand disposition, which I strive to possess. He will be greatly missed, but a legacy that will never diminish!
Marcos Almendariz

April 2, 2013

It is difficult to express the feelings I have had over the years I have known Grant. I met him first in his capacity of Bishop and he captured my heart as a friend. We served together when I was in the High Council and he as 1st Counselor in the Stake Presidency. Throughout our friendship he was my spiritual mentor who could mix the seriousness of his callings with the joy of a father watching over his children. He gave me the responsiblity of teaching his own children when he called me as a priest advisor and for this experience I will be eternally grateful. Grant dearly loved you, Lynn, and you Darin, Brian, Sherlyn and Jared. He was a great man. Beautiful in every sense of the word. Julie and I send our deepest condolences and love.
Stuffy and Julie Moore

Gary James

April 1, 2013

Grant was a wonderful, inspiring Bishop to me during my youth years. He was so good with the youth and such an amazing leader. His influence and example during my early years have always stayed with me. I am a better person today because of the Christ like example and leadership of Grant Maughan! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lynn and family...

March 31, 2013

Dear Lynn & Family:
Mary and I were deaply sadden of learning of the passing of Grant. You can imagine the emotions and fond memories that flooded our minds as we recalled our association together in Elk Grove, California. May the Lord's choices blessings be with you. Grant was a true disciple and may his teachings continue to be an example to all of us. Great men don't die they just live on in the lives of family members and others. With sincere love, Harvey & Mary James

Linda Rousseau

March 30, 2013


The entire Rousseau family extends their condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Jessica Van Loo

March 30, 2013

Thank you to Grant and Lynn for their beautiful examples of faith, love, and discipleship. What a wonderful family you have. Sending my love and condolences.

Denise (Inman) Archondous

March 30, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Grant was a great man, and a fantastic leader for the youth. Speaking from personal experience as one of the youth that he dealt with in Elk Grove CA. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time, that you may be comforted.

March 30, 2013

I love my big brother and will miss him. So happy our family is FOREVER! Love to Lynn, kids and kidlets.

Evone Butterfield

March 29, 2013

I love and admire both Lynn & Grant. I will be forever grateful for the prayers they offered on behalf of my son serving in Iraq. Grant is a wonderful man that will be missed by all who knew him.