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Grace Francis King

Died: Wed., Mar. 11, 2015

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 26, 2015
Location: American Lutheran Church

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Missoula - Born in Brantford, North Dakota on June 23, 1925, Grace Francis King passed on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. She was a resident of The Living Centre in Stevensville, MT. Her parents were Francis and Myrtle (Severson) Anderson. The family moved to Chinook, MT in 1928. Grace graduated from Chinook High School in 1943, attended Kinman Business School in Spokane and worked at the Seattle Port of Embarkment. She returned to Chinook, attended Northern Montana College and went to work at the Blaine County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Grace and Henry King were married on October 21, 1946 at the American Lutheran Church in Chinook. Her children Richard Carl and Carole Ann were born in 1947 and 1950. She worked as a bookkeeper for Pehrson’s Texaco for several years and from 1966 until her retirement in 1992 worked for the Blaine County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service as a program assistant. Her husband of 42 years passed away in 1988. In addition to raising her family and working, Grace had an active life in Chinook. Her hobbies and activities included Japanese flowering arranging (Ikebana), quilting, gardening, golf, sewing and bridge. She was a member of the Jumping Juniper Garden Club, Block Builders Quilt Club, the Sweet Memorial Rest Home Board of Directors and Red Hats. She was also a member of the American Lutheran Church and served as treasurer for several years. Grace is survived by her son, Dick (Tove Elvom) and daughter, Carole (Rugga Mather); her grandchildren, Alex King, Brooke (Mather) Osland and Whitney Mather; two great-grandchildren, Perry and March Osland; her sister-in-law, Myrna (Dolven) Anderson; and the children of her deceased brothers, Vern and Norman Anderson. In 2011, Grace moved from her life-long home in Chinook to Missoula and was a resident at The Living Centre skilled nursing facility since July 2012. In recognition of the importance of her faith and church, memorials may be made to the American Lutheran Church, 537 Ohio Street N., Chinook, MT 59523. A memorial celebration of Grace’s life will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the American Lutheran Church in Chinook with interment in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery also in Chinook.

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Shari and Brad Wenz
   Posted Wed March 18, 2015
Carole and family,

Prayers to you in the loss of your Mother.....may your memories of her ease your pain.

Shari and Brad Wenz

Larry and Carol Campbell
   Posted Wed March 18, 2015
Our prayers goes out to Graces family. Grace was a wonderful person. Her and mother (Eva) sure traveled a lot after the deaths of their husbands. They even spent a week or so with us in Bremerton. I was just recently asking my cousin Marilyn Trusty (Missoula) if she has heard anything about Grace. Rest in peace Grace.

Tami Mitchell
   Posted Wed March 18, 2015
Dear Family,

During the years I was president for the Jumping Juniper Garden Club, Grace was the secretary. She was truly a blessing to me. Always so kind, loving, efficient, and very professional. I have missed Grace dearly since she moved, and will always remember our time together.

I am saddened to hear of your loss. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

God Bless!
Tami Mitchell

Patrick Leeds
   Posted Wed March 18, 2015
I was deeply sorry to hear about of your mother. She lived a full life and enjoyed Ikebana with my mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The ross family
   Posted Sat March 21, 2015
With deepest sympathy from the Ross family.

Ron and Kay Daley
   Posted Sun March 22, 2015
Dear Dick, Tove, and the Family of Grace King,

Please accept our condolences. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Sincerely, Ron and Kay Daley

Nicole Slattery (Nikki Anderson - Vern's daughter)
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
Dear Dick and Carole I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your Mother. I have a dear friend originally from Chinook that told me about Aunt Grace passing away just a couple of days ago. I always use to love it when my brother and I got to go to Chinook every summer and stay for a couple of weeks with the Grandparents and Grandma always use took over to your house for a visit. I just remember how nice your folks were. After my Daddy Vern died it seemed like the visits just phased out for whatever reason as I was too young to know why things went the way they did. My sympathies on your loss.

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