Grace Margaret (Owens) McNall, 91, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2013, in Everett. She was born November 13, 1921, to Harvey and Grace Owens of Warm Beach, Washington. She graduated from Everett High School in 1939. On June 6, 1942, she married William Howard McNall. After the war, the family built a home in Everett and later moved to Edmonds where they lived for 18 years. Grace was a homemaker who was active in PTA, the local Democratic party, her organ guild, and in supporting her husband's Little League coaching activities and his career working for Alaska Airlines. "In 33 years, we watched the airline grow -- new hangers, new planes, new airport at SeaTac -- and life has been good." After retirement, Grace and Bill settled back in Everett. Grace cared for her sister through her last years with cancer and for her husband through his battle with Alzheimer's. As a widow, Grace lived a full and active life, enjoying her large family, her church, and being of help to others. She is preceded in death by her husband, her sons, Gregory Howard McNall and Patrick Owen McNall; her sisters, Peggy McClannahan and Cleona Deidrich; her brother, Harvey Owens; and her great granddaughter, Erica Marie (Stults) Gardner. Grace is survived by her son, William Lawrence McNall, and his wife Judy; her daughter-in-law, Cheryl McNall; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 18, at Restlawn Memorial Park, 23800 – 104th Ave. W in Edmonds.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Oct. 16 to Oct. 23, 2013