Lynda Olive Grant

January 20, 1941 - October 11, 2021

Lynda Olive Grant

January 20, 1941 - October 11, 2021


On a cold crisp January 20th of 1941, a baby girl, Lynda Olive, was born to Ellsworth Milton Patrick and Wilma Amelia Judkins. They brought her home to Keesling Street in Bellingham, Washington. She was the 6th of a total of 9 children of the Patrick family. She spent many years of her childhood and her adolescence with her best friend Nanette Raethke and enjoyed many shenanigans with the 16 Cook children who lived across the street. She graduated from Bellingham High School in 1959 where she enjoyed pep club for Bellingham Red Raiders. Her Senior year, she met the King of Birch Bay, Russell Grant. Russell took her to the Old Settlers picnic in July of 1959 and three months later they were married on November 14 of the same year. In 1961, they had their first child Rhonda Kay (Brad Oxford). Their second baby girl was Tracy Lynn (Keith Depew) born in 1962, and their third child Kimberly Ann (Fox) was born in 1965. The family spent many happy years on the Smith Road in North Bellingham. In 1968, Lynda started working for Jack Postlewait at the Red Top Drive-In where she loved interacting with many high school kids who came in to hang out and cause trouble. After coming home from work every day, she not only took care of her daughters but also touched the hearts of many children who came and went from the Larson’s trailer park. The Grant family left the Smith Road for Swede Hill where the girls finished high school and Russell and Lynda bought Grant’s Drive-In (originally Jack’s) in 1984. They spent 23 years bringing love, laughter and good burgers to Ferndale community. Lynda lost her husband Russell in 2009. Lynda spent the rest of her time shopping, gardening and enjoying the company of her brothers, sisters, daughters and her 6 beautiful grandchildren. Mom left us to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 11, 2021. Lynda is survived by her two brothers Leland Patrick (Erdyne) and Robert Patrick (Jeanie), her children, and her grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Monday October 18 at 12:30pm at Greenacres Memorial Park located at 5700 Northwest Dr. Ferndale, WA. You may share your thoughts and memories of Lynda at


Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: October 18, 2021 (12:30 PM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) 384-3401

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5 responses to Lynda Olive Grant

  1. Thoughts and prayers to all Lynda’S family and all who knew her.
    Many good memories over the years with her and her family.

  2. Lori A Apana says:

    Our family has such warm memories of Lynda, in fact my first job was working at Jacks Big Bun in 1971. My family was going to Kauai, Hawaii. I had just started working and told Lynda I wanted to go on vacation. Jack P said to Lynda she doesnt want to work here, fire her. Lynda told me this, I went to Hawaii had a great time. When I returned Lynda called me and said please come back to work. So I did for the next 10 months.
    Very special lady and they raised beautiful daughters, each sharing that love and open hearted readiness to help when there is a need.

  3. Jeff Lintz says:

    I’m so sad to learn she’s gone, but I know Russ is a happy man. My family and I enjoyed many years of good times at Grants. They both live on in our memories.

  4. Kimberly Fox says:

    I just want to say what a privilege it was being the daughter of Russell and Lynda Grant and oh it was a heck of ride it was.. Thank you all !

  5. Julie Hughes says:

    She was a very special lady. I loved chatting with her when she came to pick Gator & Tatum up at Cascadia. She was truly a dear soul. Wonderful family.

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