Yvonne Gladys Grant, age 85, of Whitney, Nebraska passed away on November 4th, 2021. Born on October 26, 1936, in Wayside, NE to Wesley Sr and Gladys Tlustos. Yvonne attended Thomsen Rural School until 8th grade when she began school in Chadron. She graduated from Chadron Prep in 1954 and then went on to attend the National School of Business in Rapid City, SD. After graduating, Yvonne was employed by a law firm in Rapid City for three years before she quit to marry Robert.
On September 6th, 1958, Yvonne married her high school sweetheart, Robert Dean Grant, at the Methodist Church in Chadron, Nebraska. They were married for 63 years. Robert and Yvonne bought their first home in Whitney, Nebraska where they resided for nine years and had their first two children, Levi Scott Grant, and Bryan Lynn Grant. Yvonne stayed home for 10 years with the boys until they started school. In January of 1967, they bought their forever ranch and moved two and a half miles north of Whitney with his five head of cattle and some sheep, later adding pigs. This is where the couple had their daughter Jodi Lee Grant (Reitz) and raised their family. Yvonne worked at Crites and Shaffer Law and Slavik Law in Chadron for 31 years. During this time, she also was secretary for the Whitney School District and a 4-H Club Leader. When her boss retired in 1999, Yvonne went on to work summers at Fort Robinson State Park in Crawford, NE for 4 years before retiring herself.
Yvonne loved her life of ranching with her husband. One of her favorite things was checking cattle. The ranch was a busy life with Angus cattle, pigs, sheep, many acres of hay fields, and of course, gardening. Many hours were spent in her and Robert’s vegetable garden. Each family meal was a celebration for Yvonne. She always liked to serve meals in her nicest dinnerware and a sweet dessert was always served. After the cattle were moved to spring pastures each year, Robert and Yvonne would enjoy a vacation traveling around the western part of the United States. During their free time the couple enjoyed card parties with their friends and many camping trips.
Yvonne Grant is survived by her children, Levi (Mimi) Grant, Bryan (Dee Dee) Grant, and Jodi (Shawn) Reitz; grandchildren, Shawn (Julie) Grant, Jessica Bisby, Creighton (April) Grant, Christopher (Destini) Lohman, Melissa Lohman, John Paul Bisby; AJ (Jeni) Grant, Brooke (Aaron) Olson; Tyler (Jazlyn) Reitz, Dawson (Trysha) Reitz; great-grandchildren, Connor Grant, and Braden Grant; Abigail Grover; Carter Grant, and Conrad Grant; Axton Lohman, and Veda Lohman; Richie Rudloff; Micah Grant; Aurora and Bonnie Olson; Baby Reitz; Brother, Wesley Tlustos; Sisters in law, Barbara [Toni] Knopp, Betty [Mitzy] and husband John Robbins.
Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband (Robert Grant), her parents (Wesley Sr. and Gladys Tlustos), her sister-in-law (Darlene Tlustos), her brother-in-law (John Knopp