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Peter Fredrick Granada

 

December 20, 2017

Peter Fredrick Granada, 82, of Frazer, Mt. passed away in the arms of his wife, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Highgate Memory Care in Billings.

A Rosary will be prayed Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. at St Raphael's Catholic Church in Glasgow. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Glasgow, with Father Jose Valliparambil officiating. Graveside services will follow at Highland Cemetery. A reception and luncheon will follow burial at St. Raphael's Parish Center.

He was born in Glasgow, April 16, 1935, the only child of Fred (Fernando) and Dominica (Urreltz) Granada, immigrants of the Basque Pyrenees, who were sheep and cattle ranchers. He was raised on the family ranch on the Little Porcupine Creek north of Frazer and graduated from Frazer High School in 1953.

He attended Montana State College in Bozeman for one year before enlisting in the United States Army at Ft. Ord, Calif., where he later served in a heavy artillery unit in Germany. After an honorable discharge upon completion of his service, he re-entered college under the GI Bill, but quickly returned home to take over operation of the ranch with his mother when his father was unexpectedly killed in an accident in 1957.

In June of 1964, he married his one and only, Carol Elizabeth Uphaus, of the Glasgow area and together they raised Hereford cattle, hard red spring wheat, and two children. He was gifted with calling his cattle and keeping them gentle and easy to work with. He enjoyed walking the prairie and ranch in his later years. When he reached the point he could no longer speak, his eyes would still light up when shown photos of his friends, family and grandchildren.

He is remembered as a wonderful husband and father, his gentle spirit and kind hazel eyes, a smart business mind, and having a reputation for always being the first to have his crop seeded in the spring.

He was blessed with and is survived by his wife, Carol, of over 53 years; one son, Gene Granada, of Frazer; one daughter, Genna Granada, of Billings; three grandchildren, Dominica, Renee and Gabriel Granada; numerous cousins in France, Spain and California; and many wonderful friends and neighbors.

Family requests in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the NE Montana Veterans Memorial at Ft. Peck or the Alzheimer's Association for research.

 

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