David William Grant

ENOSBURG FALLS: David William Grant, age 83, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at home with his wife, Joyce, and other family members at his side. He was born in St. Albans on November 18, 1939, to Greta (Mitchell) Grant and Clarence W. Grant.

Dave attended elementary school in Enosburg Falls until his parents moved to Maine where he was taught by his mother while attending a very small rural school in Holeb, Maine, and then attended a private high school, Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston, Maine, from which he graduated in 1957. From 1958-1962 he was a member of the U.S. Air Force where he was a communications specialist using teletype and Morse Code to intercept messages from foreign countries and to process personnel in transit.

In 1962 Dave enrolled at Johnson State College where he met his future wife Joyce. Among other things at JSC, he was a dorm president, a member of the Student Council, and selected as a member of “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.” He graduated from JSC in June 1966 with a BS degree in intermediate education.

On August 13, 1966, Dave married Joyce (Lambert) Grant. He taught at Enosburg Jr./Sr. High School for six years and then became a U.S. Immigration Inspector where one of his special duties was a firearms instructor. He retired from Immigration in 1999.

Dave was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing (while often hiking into “back woods” beaver ponds), beekeeping, gardening, watching and feeding birds, and building bluebird houses to place around the countryside. In his earlier days, he liked to bowl and play table tennis, winning trophies in both.

Dave is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Grant of Enosburg Falls, his son Scott of Northfield Falls, VT, his sister Heather Gregory of Puyallup, WA, brothers and sisters-in-law Charles and Hugette Lambert of Berkshire, Jim and Patty Lambert of Richford, and Cleon and Jean Lambert of South Daytona, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers-in-law Don Gregory and Cedric Lambert Jr.

A special thank you goes out to all those who have kindly helped us including the staff of the Enosburgh Ambulance Service, AmCare Ambulance Service, Bayada Hospice Care, family, friends and neighbors.

Following Dave’s wishes, there will be no calling hours, funeral, or memorial service.

To honor Dave’s memory, you are encouraged to do a good deed or take a youngster fishing.