Grant & Elva Hafen

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

GRANT & ELVA GRAF HAFEN

(educator, rancher, farmer)

BIOGRAPHY

Grant Hafen was born on October 30, 1908, in Santa Clara. He was raised in Santa Clara. He graduated from Dixie High School and Dixie Jr. College. He attended Arizona State Teachers College in Flagstaff AZ for one year and the graduated from BYU in 1933.

Grant & Elva were married on August 23, 1933 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple on July 12, 1950. The had four children.

Mr. Hafen's first teaching position was in Carp NV where he taught grades 1-8 for three years. He then taught school in Veyo for five years and in Hurricane for three years. The rest of his teaching was at Woodward Jr. High until his retirement in 1973.

Grant was a rancher and farmer. His domain reached from the Beaver Dam Slope to Bull Valley and beyond. He truly loved the Bull Valley area. Grant was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a member of the Santa Clara Bishopric, and in other various positions in the church. Grant was a true Jazz fan and had a great sense of humor. Grant was honest, dependable, trustworthy, sincere, genuine, and generous. He was always helping others, very hardworking. His word was his bond. Grant was also knowledgeable in treating sick animals. He was a most loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Elva died in Santa Clara on February 13, 1993. She was buried in Plot 186A at the Santa Clara City Cemetery.

Grant died in Santa Clara on May 27, 2007. His funeral as held on May 31, 2007 at the Santa Clara Valley Chapel, 3040 W. Santa Clara Dr. He was buried in Plot 186A at the Santa Clara City Cemetery.


FAMILY

Grant's Parents and Siblings:
    Harmon Hafen
    Francis Helen Wilson Hafen
        Leland "Lee" Hafen
        Leda Hafen
        Golda Isabel "Belle" Hafen
        Audra Suzette "Audrey" Hafen  
        Harmon Valentine Hafen
        Dean Hafen
        Clair Hafen
        Grant Hafen

(6/22/1868-1/11/1952)   (married xx/xx/xxxx)
(6/30/1867-7/3/1953)
(9/1/1895-11/23/1959)   (married Elsie Barbara Frei - sister of Claude)
(9/1/1895-2/1/1986)   (married John Claudius "Claude" Frei - brother of Elsie)
(2/17/1898-6/11/1939)   (married Levi Snow)
(5/7/1900-5/2/1981)   (married Clement Gottieb Gubler)
(2/13/1892-1/27/1984)   (married Gladys Clark and Eda Marie Larsen)
(4/25/1903-7/5/1904)
(8/30/1905-8/15/2002)   (married Glenna Tobler)
(10/30/1908-5/27/2007)   (married Elva Graf)

Elva's Parents and Siblings:
    Carl Albert Graf
    Hermina Tobler Graf
        Arvilla Graf
        Elmer A. Graff
        Gideon Maloy Graff
        Clara Graf
        Virgina Graf
        Sylvan Graf
        Elva Graf
        Raymond Cloyd Graf


(6/24/1875-5/5/1946)   (married 12/15/1897)
(4/13/1873-1/7/1925)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Langston)
(12/2/1898-9/28/1981)   (married Emma Lorena Hardy)
(12/2/1900-9/14/1944)   (married Nettie Reber)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Sorenson)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Reber)
(12/4/1910-10/15/1974)   (married Sylvia Schow)
(3/7/1912-2/13/1993)   (married Grant Hafen)
(6/22/1920-3/28/2011)   (married Eleanor Deane Syphus)

Grant & Elva's Family:
    Grant Hafen
    Elva Graf Hafen
        Gloria Hafen
        Darryl Grant Hafen
        LeGrande G. Hafen
        Craig Hafen


(10/30/1908-5/27/2007)   (married 8/23/1933)
(3/7/1912-2/13/1993)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Ted Kezos)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Mary Jane Xxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married LuJuanna Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Patti Xxxxxxxx)


PHOTOS

WCHS photos:
WCHS-02600     Photo of the old Harmon Hafen home about 1915
WCHS-02601     Photo of Harmon & Frances Hafen
WCHS-02602     Photo of Harmon & Frances Hafen's family home in Santa Clara
WCHS-02603     Photo of the Carl & Hermina Graf Home in Santa Clara
WCHS-02604     50th wedding anniversary photo of Grant & Elva Hafen
WCHS-02605     Photo of Grant & Elva Hafen at their 50th anniversary party
WCHS-02606     Photo of Carl Albert Graf
WCHS-02607     Photo of Hermina Tobler Graf


REFERENCES

History of Grant Hafen, 1908-2007

Memories of Elva Graf Hafen

Find-A-Grave entry for Grant Hafen

Find-A-Grave entry for Elva Graf Hafen

BillionGraves entry for Grant Hafen

BillionGraves entry for Elva Hafen (Graf)