Grant Tell Muhlestein, 63, of 425 N. 400 W., Orem, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1978 at Utah Valley Hospital of a heart attack. He was born July 20, 1913 in Somerset. Colo., to Christian H. Muhlestein and Mary Elizabeth Conrad. He married Marie Phillips April 3, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He attended Somerset High School and Pleasant View High School in Ogden. He also attended Brigham Young University for two years. Following his marriage they made their first home in Provo. He was a composer of music and played the piano. He served as a drama director for road shows in Provo and Orem and was in several plays for BYU and the Theater Guild. He was a hybridizer of iris plants, raised canaries and pomeranian dogs, and was a floral arranger. He served as president of the American Iris Society and was a judge for iris shows and also a judge for Roller Canaries.
Mr. Muhlestein was known worldwide for his flowers and birds. He was a bus driver for the special education children for several years in the Provo School District. He lived in Provo from 1936 to 1967 then moved to Orem. Active in the church, he resided in the Orem 66th Ward where he was a high priest. He served on the High Council of the Orem Utah West Stake, and was currently serving in the Sunday School superintendency. He was active in all church positions and activities and was a temple worker. Survivors include his wife, two sons and two daughters: Grant G Muhlestein, Martel H Muhlestein, Vickie Muhlestein, all of Orem; Mrs. Kevin (Jan) Dearing, Pleasant Grove; seven grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Faye (Rachel) Piatt, Bountiful, UT; Mrs. Roy (Grace) Williams, Ogden, Mrs. Joseph (Fona) Farrey, Provo. One brother. Herrnick Muhlestein, and one sister, Eva Dove, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Orem West Stake Center, 546 N 500 W., Orem. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary in Orem, 500 N. State, Thursday from 6 to 8 p m. or at the stake center on Friday.