Barry Grant Maxfield, 59, passed away April 28, 2008, in Price, Utah. He was born June 9, 1948 in Grand Junction, Colorado, to Raymond Baker and Leda Mecham Maxfield. He married Linda Lilly in Green River, Utah on Feb. 22, 1975; they were later divorced.
Grant was raised in Green River, and attended school from the first grade through 12th grade in Green River. He joined the Navy in 1966 and served aboard the destroyer USS Dehaven. When he got out of the Navy, he settled in Green River; he later moved to Price. In Price, he was a member of VFW Miners Post No. 2379. He had an excellent reputation as a professional truck driver and as a miner.
He had a tremendous voice and excelled as a guitar player, providing joy to many who listened as he shared this talent. His idol was Elvis Presley, and one of the highlights of his life was his visit to Graceland, where he recorded “How Great Thou Art.”
He is survived by his daughters, Stacy (Juan) Lovato of Green River, Crystal Maxfield of Albuquerque, N.M.; son, Kevin (Kitty) Marshall of Green River; grandchildren, Presley and Talynn Lovato, Nadia Russell, and Holden, Spencer, and Preston Marshall; a brother, Leon (Diane) Maxfield of Grand Junction, Colo.; a sister: Marilynn (Joe) Mazak of North Edwards, Calif.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rodger Dean Maxfield, and Dennis Raymond Maxfield; and special friends, Bonnie Lee Adams, and Rita Yates Hayward.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 3, at the Hanksville LDS Chapel. Interment was in the Hanksville Cemetery. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.