Constituents Deceased list

William Edward “Bill” Grannell ’44 was born in Denver on Jan. 19, 1923. He graduated from Regis High School in 1940, excelling in football and baseball. He attended SCU on an athletic scholarship and transferred to the V-12 school at the University of Notre Dame, where he was able to obtain his B.S. from Santa Clara. He served as a lieutenant in the fifth Marine division of the Marine Corps, fighting in the battle of Iwo Jima. Bill received a purple heart after being wounded twice on Iwo Jima. He also served as a Marine Corps captain in the Korean War. Bill belonged to the American Legion, the Central Supply Association, the American Supply Association, and was past president of the Fifth Marine Division Association. He also served on the boards of the DAC and Columbine CC and was president and CEO of Fox Supply Company and its parent company, Morrison Supply, located in Arizona, California, and Texas. Bill passed away on Dec. 12, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Alice; children Bill Jr., Mara, and David; grandchildren Matt and Sloan; and great-granddaughter, Monroe. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Cecilia Grannell, and his sister, Eleanor Newton.

24 May 2019