Kristin Gayle Grace

October 28, 1946 - October 13, 2013

Kristin Gayle Grace

October 28, 1946 - October 13, 2013


Lynden, Washington

Kristin Gayle Grace of Lynden passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 in Bellingham. She was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 28, 1946 to James H. and Edna C. Oxley who preceded her in death.

She taught elementary grades in the Ferndale school district for 31 years, retiring November 1, 2001. Kristins activities and interests were many and varied. She was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church, the church Guild, Emblem Club #489 of Bellingham Elks Club #194, and the Antique Automobile Restorers Club of Bellingham. She was also a participant and judge of Whatcom in Bloom as well as a member of Washington Educational Retirees Association. In an addition to flowers, she was also a lover of cats.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, William Alan Grace; sisters Sharon P. Hestdalen, Cynda M. and husband Frank Webb, sister-in-law Carol and husband Lee Abbott, Betty Grace-Mann and husband Bob Mann, 6 nephews and 5 nieces.

Even though we are apart, were never separated. Your Bill.

Farewell Tribute Information

Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23 at 2:00pm at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. in Bellingham. Donations Information

Memorials may be directed to the Elks National Foundation.

C/O B.P.O.E. #194
Attn: Emblem Club #489
710 Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98229

Or your charity of choice.

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7 responses to Kristin Gayle Grace

  1. Dear Grace Family, I would just like to extend my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear loved one Kristin. I have also lost loved ones in death, and I believe this is one of the most difficult things a person will ever have to go through in life. May you find comfort, as I have found, in the loving promise of our Heavenly Father to reunite us with our dead loved ones by means of a resurrection on a paradise earth filled with peace, happiness, and perfect health for everyone in the very near future. (Psalms 37:11,29,34; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 33:24) May these precious promises from God’s Word the Bible bring you a measure of comfort during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you.

  2. Kathi Howell says:

    Dear Grace family, Being employed as a part time teacher in Ferndale when our twins were little, gave me the opportunity to volunteer in their classrooms. My Amy had Kris as her third grade teacher…she loved her teacher and I admired her commitment to teaching. I just watered the beautiful plant that Kris gave me as a thank you, which was over twenty years ago. We thank her for making an impact in our daughter’s life.

  3. Bill, You know that you and Kris our in our thoughts and prayers daily. She will truly be missed by all. We sure have some wonderful memories, don’t we? She was my”baby” sister and We shall miss her passion and curiosity for all things living and growing; be it children, flowers or animals. All our love, Sharon and Bill

  4. Mr. Grace and Family – We are so sorry for Kris’s passing. We are grateful for many wonderful memories of our daughters, Jessica and Beth, having Mrs.Grace for their teacher many years ago. What fun times at North Bellingham – we will never forget. Take Care, Joey and Del McAlpine

  5. I so enjoyed working with Kristin at North Bellingham School. She was a wonderful teacher and person. Her container garden was so lovely.

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