Born on a mild Summer day, the 24th of June 1939 in Long Beach, California, Grace Lived her entire life with an attitude of warmth and kindness…
Then, at the end of her life of 80 years of giving and service, she left us quietly just before entering through the Gates of Heaven with a “Bang” and a “Rumble” that was felt across the entire State! Borne upon the ripples of one of the largest earthquakes in recent Utah memory, the morning of March 18, 2020 in Salt Lake City. She wanted to make sure that we remembered her!
Grace’s family meant everything to her…
She is survived by her older brother Earl Don Hansen of Nampa, Idaho and her younger sister Nanida Marlene Green, husband Lyle of Central Valley, Utah. As well as her 6 children… Her oldest and only son, Gilbert Earl Parker married to Joan (Joannie) Palmer, and her 5 daughters, Leann Grace Parker-Reed, husband Shawn; Laura June Hayes; Rosalee Kilby; Patricia Koch, husband Bryan and Teresa Ann Sant, husband Richard. Grace currently has 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Grace outlived her two spouses Gilbert Parker and John R. Stewart as well as her younger brother Gary Gene Hansen.
Her last few years at the care center she was known as “Pinky” or the “Pink Lady” because it was her favorite color, and everything had to match her bright pink glasses… even her fingernails!
Grace had suffered with Parkinson’s for the past ten years. And even though the disease was very hard on her, she never complained, while she enjoyed her life and her family and friends to the very end… But that’s just the way she was…
She was always positive and the rock of the family!
Grace loved everyone and was always warm and personable. She always said Hi and shared kind words with everyone. She knew and greeted her care workers by name and was so grateful for all they did for her.
Grace will be laid to rest in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Ogden, Utah, beside her late husband and truly the love of her life, John R Stewart.
A Memorial celebration will be held later in the year TBD.
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