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Toby Grant
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1950
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 28, 2010
Lane County
Oregon, USA

The Eugene Register-Guard
Lane County, Oregon
Thursday, June 3, 2020

Toby Grant

OAKRIDGE A celebration of life will be held at 76454 Hazel St., at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5 in Oakridge for Toby Grant of Oakridge, who died May 28 of heart failure. He was 59.

He was born Oct. 6, 1950, in Hartford, Conn., to Ellsworth and Marion Hepburn Grant.

He attended Evergreen College in naturopath studies. He worked in property management.

Survivors include two children, Tilly Hamachek and Jat Hamachek, both of Eugene; his father; a sister, Cathy Grant of New York City; a brother, Jack of Sebastopol, Calif.; and his fiance and life partner, Debora Connolly of Oakridge.

Arrangements by Oakridge Chapel of the Woods.

Friday, June 4, 2010
Family Tribute

Toby Grant (1950-2010)

To Toby Grant - An oracle in your time.

You believed in the present moment and enlightenment of all humanity. You provided for all with kindness, unbounded generosity and deep respect.

You walked peacefully in the natural beauty of the place you honored and adored, with your partner in life, Deb and your Dog.

From Connecticut Yankee roots, you journeyed abroad and then inward into Zen monasteries and music. You studied the healing arts, history, linguistics, law and politics at your beloved alma mater, Evergreen and constantly thru our lives with you.

For years you worked out the symbol/concept language, Kolingo, to enable all peoples of the world to communicate together.

A powerful man, you bicycled across the continent for world peace, and your feisty spirit fought on for justice all your life and helped any that you could, with money, words and action.

You were the constant hard-working caretaker of your houses- the homes of many, culminating with the old Odd Fellows Lodge in Oakridge, Rebecca Hall, your last love and creation, which shows well your beautiful work there.

You were a poet and minstrel, who could play any instrument, and fill a space with your rich healing intertwining harmonics and rhythms.

All who know you, proclaim you Toby as a man of your word, filled with so much love for others which daily you put into action.

You are missed so very dearly by us, your friends and family. May you walk in the natural beauty of the surrounding trees and rivers in Oakridge. We love you forever Toby.

There will be a celebration of Toby Grant's life at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Oakridge, 76454 Hazel St. Saturday, June 5 at 2:00 pm; potluck style. Please bring musical instruments.

NOTES: Toby Grant was the nephew of actress Katharine Hepburn. His mother, Marion Hepburn Grant, was a Connecticut historian and co-founder of the Greater Hartford Urban League. She was the author of seven books on Connecticut history and legend. Toby Grant's father, Ellsworth Grant, was once the mayor of West Hartford. His grandmother, Katharine Houghton Hepburn, was a suffragette and social activist. Toby Grant's grandfather, Dr. Thomas Norval Hepburn, was a successful urologist who fought for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Toby Grant's older sister, acting under the name of "Katharine Houghton," made her debut playing the love interest of Sidney Poitier's character and the daughter of her aunt Katharine Hepburn's and Spencer Tracy's characters in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" in 1967. (Tracy died seventeen days after filming ended.) 
Family links: 
  Ellsworth Strong Grant (1917 - 2013)
  Marion Houghton Hepburn Grant (1918 - 1986)
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Record added: Jun 03, 2010
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