Local real estate broker and rancher celebrate3s 90 years in Lake Creek

If you are a member of the Lake Creek Historical Society, you know that Oct. 24 one of the community’s natives and best known and respected men will be honored.

The community and many of Don Grissom’s long time friends will gather on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Pioneer Hall to honor him as he turns 90 years of age.

Those attending are asked to bring a side dish, all other dinner items will be furnished including meat, beverages, dessert and table service.

At the age of 90, Grissom may be a bit hard of hearing but that certainly does not stop him from being one of the longest active real estate brokers in the area.

Don and Deloris were married in 1955. She was a young divorcee with two daughters. Grissom built a home for them in Lake Creek. They had three sons (one is deceased) and a daughter. Ranching was Grissom’s life from the time he was a child. But with a growing family, Grissom knew he needed more income so he obtained his real estate license in 1963. He worked with Star Real Estate, according to information written by Deloris Grissom, Don’s wife, for the Lake Creek Newsletter. The name Cascade Real Estate was owned by Lorraine Chamberlain and Rosemary Ashpole and was located near White City. In 1967 Grissom purchased the name and moved it to Star Real Estate, which was where Cascade Real Estate is still run today by Grissom.

Daughter Tami Grissom Freeman described her dad as “My Dad-My Mentor– smart, strong, sensitive and kind.”

Oct. 24 promises to occasion to share memories and to offer Don continued good wishes.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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