Cindy Lee Banks Grant, our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, suddenly returned to her heavenly home on February 14, 2019.  Cindy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 5, 1955 to James William and Elsie May Boone Banks. She married her sweetheart, Craig Meacham Grant, on September 25, 1981.           

Cindy loved her family, dedicated herself to being a homemaker and mother from day one, and would do anything for her family or friends. She spent countless hours working on genealogy to bring her family together.

Cindy shared her talents with others in many ways, including; her paintings, carvings, and music. She loved to crochet and was an avid reader.  

Cindy was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she loved the Savior, Jesus Christ with all her heart. She shared her testimony of Him by cheering, lifting, and serving others.

Cindy is survived by her devoted husband, Craig Meacham Grant, children: Ashlee Grant and daughter Kylee, Jennifer Grant, Steven Grant and Michael Grant, and 7 grandchildren. Siblings, Larry Banks, Judy Bertoch, Jamie Kenner, and Karl Banks.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Monument Park Chapel, 1005 So. 2000 E., Salt Lake City, UT. A viewing will be held at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services on Wednesday, February 20th. Interment Redwood Memorial Estates  6500 South Redwood Road.

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Shared by Amanda Warr on February 20, 2019

Aunt Cindy is a special woman. She always had a hug for me when she saw me and when we emailed or messaged each other, she was always so kind and full of praise. She always made me feel loved. 

A fun memory and bond that we have shared over the past several years is about a dessert. The first Christmas after Grandma Grant had passed away, our extended family decided to start having Christmas family reunions. It was by chance that I decided to make my chocolate pudding layer dessert. Little did I know that this was her favorite dessert. She raved and raved and messaged me after the party about that dessert. All the years since then, I have made this dessert for our reunions and have made an extra pan just so she could take some home. Even on the occasions that she couldn't be at the party because she was taking care of her mother, I always made extra so Uncle Craig could take some home to her. She never failed to email me with thank yous. This past Christmas she was able to join us at the party and her and I were able to talk and enjoy the dessert together. I know that she missed her mother that day very much (I'm sure she dis every day.) I had no idea that that would be the last Christmas that I would be able to make that dessert for her to enjoy. I will never go another Christmas without making that dessert in her honor and enjoying a piece for her.

My heart is broken for my uncle and my cousins. It is still a shock that she has left us so suddenly. I am happy for her that she is no longer in pain and that she is reunited with her mother and other family who has gone before her. I am grateful for my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his atonement. Because of his sacrifice and gift to us we will all be able to return to him and be together as Eternal families.


Shared by Deb Drysdale on February 17, 2019

To my beloved partner in crime,  

My heart is broken! You have been one of my closest friends for 50+ years! I can't imagine you not being there to harass! I will never FORGET the time we were out on one of our "raids"! Being the NUT you were, you decided to "decorate" the front door of our target, THE TERRY HOME!  We did our job and attempted to get you away from the door. But, you were STUBBORN and insisted on finishing. HOWEVER,  Bro. Terry caught you. Kare, Rob and I took off running with you right behind. I'll never FORGET driving my dad's car up on the neighbor's lawn! I can still hear Kare or Rob saying, "Stay down, he won't get us!" 

Thank you for always being there. Thank you for the decades of laughter! I love you more than you will ever know!