Grace Louise (Froese) Gehle(1946 - 2013)

Grace Louise (Froese) Gehle August 5, 1946 - February 4, 2013 Grace was born August 5, 1946 in Bakersfield and passed away February 4, 2013 with her family at her bedside in Shafter. She was diagnosed with cancer a year ago. Grace graduated from Shafter High School and was a resident of Shafter all her life. Grace married Bill Gehle on December 12, 1969 and he survives her. Other survivors include her mother, Helen Froese; son, John Gehle and wife Jessica and their children, Julia and James; daughter, Mary and husband Loreto Lara and their children, Lenea and Vincente; sisters, Carol and husband Don Kirchmer, Nancy and husband John Enns, Donna Froese and brother, Art Froese. Grace was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all those who knew her. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and endless energy. Donations may be made in Grace's name to Mennonite Brethren Church for SOAR Santa Cruz MB Youth Missions, 400 Kern Street, Shafter, CA 93263. A memorial service will be held at Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church, on Friday February 8, 2013 at 11am. Please sign Grace's guest book at www.GoldenValleyMemorialCare.com Peters Funeral Homes www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 7, 2013