Gregory Charles Groscost
Gregory Charles Groscost
On the same day that his brother died 6 years earlier, Gregory Charles Groscost peacefully passed away November 3, 2012 in his Mesa home of heart failure. He has fought his battle with ill health with hope and courage for many years and has been an inspiration to his family and friends.
Greg was born, the eldest child, to Ken and Catherine Groscost in Provo, Utah on June 3, 1959. The family moved to Mesa in 1963 and Greg spent most of his life in Arizona. He graduated from Mesa High School and attended MCC. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a mission in New England from 1978 to 1980. He was a member of the Silvergate Park Ward, Mesa South Stake at the time of his death.
Greg was a painting contractor by trade. He was a perfectionist and painted many high end homes and commercial properties over the years. From an early age he loved anything that went fast or jumped high. He was an avid dirt bike rider and was never happier than when he was riding and exploring the beautiful trails and wilderness areas of the western United States and Mexico. He loved the world – especially when he was out in it! He was known to call family on his cell phone from the top of some mountain grandeur. Another passion was listening to music of all genres and he had the talent of assembling incredible stereo systems which he enjoyed most when sharing with friends and family.
He was knowledgeable about many things and had many cultured interests. During his last years his sisters, nieces, nephews and friends were a happy part of his life. He is survived by a daughter, Noelle, his parents, 3 sisters – Elizabeth Carroll (Wayne), Kristen Babbitt (Joel), Amy, sister-in-law Dana, former wife, Misty, many beloved nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Groscost.
Services will be held Saturday, November 10th at the Silvergate Park Ward building at 1315 S. 24th St., Mesa, AZ 85204. Visitation will be at 10 AM and memorial services at 11 AM.
3 responses to Gregory Charles Groscost
November 14, 2012
Christmas trees ;), Toyota trucks in the desert, and our beautiful daughter.
Pat F. says:
December 1, 2012
I just read about the recent death of your loved one. The Bible calls death an enemy and that is certainly how it strikes us, as an enemy. Take comfort in knowing that the loving God who created us did not want us to suffer in tears of pain. “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people He will take away from all the earth, for God himself has spoken [it].” Isaiah 25:8. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories, as well as these few words, bring you a measure of comfort.
January 3, 2013
This accusation aganist North Korea as source of crystal meth in China is a curious one. I explored the research that supports this claim and found that these claims seem to be partly from the realm of pure speculation and partly the usual demonization. There is some possible evidence. It seems plausible that it is the medicine of choice in N. Korea itself, but laying NE China’s drug problems at the feet of the regime seems like the usual blame the outsider talk.As to China paying attention to its own faults, my sense is that, while it does so very much on its own terms, over the past 30 years, China has been the single most navel gazing nation in the world. If it is not, how do we explain the constant urge to reform?