Velda Grant, 68, formerly of New Harmony, Utah passed away peacefully at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after an ongoing battle with her health. Velda was born June 20, 1952 to Vada Prince and Sheldon B Grant in the old hospital that was later replaced by Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City. She went to school in Cedar City, Utah since the New Harmony 2 room schoolhouse, 1-8 grades, had burned to the ground in 1957 and attended grades 1-12. Graduating from SUU with a Bachelor Degree in homemaking she had many skills put well to use through her life. She was called to a mission in Tennessee and learned to love the area and people. After her mission Velda worked in New Harmony which led to her employment later at the Yarn Shop in Salt Lake when she located there. She loved working at the Yarn Mart and was eventually made manager and learned more skills. Her degree not being used to full advantage she applied to University of Utah and spent the rest of her life working as a nursery school teacher to children from countries the world over and learned to answer to "Mama" and calm tears in many languages. She was planning to retire and return to live in New harmony but fate intervened. She has returned to her home place now to await the light from the East.\nVelda was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Sheldon Kerry Grant of New Harmony. Surviving is her sister-in-law Lana Jean Prirnce (Kerry) Grant and sister Rolaine G King of New Harmony and nieces and nephews who related to her as only a single aunt can be. Jacqui (Daryl) Grant Wiggens, Teresa (Marty) King Larsen, Lisa (Jason) King Morrill of New Harmony and Christopher Prince Grant of Salem, Utah, Maria (Eric)Grant Salisbury of Layton, Utah, and Daniel (Andrea) King of Cedar City.\nInterment will be in New Harmony under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent at www.sumortuary.com.