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Grace was born in Port Townsend on May 3, 1932, to Herbert and Emma (Goodrich) Brown.
After an almost 10-year courageous battle with breast cancer, she succumbed on February 1, 2013.
She and her late husband, Lawrence (Sonny) James Ervin, were very well-known and respected restaurant owners in Port Angeles and Sequim. Grace often said she loved those years working side by side with "Sonny" and all their employees and customers.
In later years, she enjoyed gardening and walks in the yard with "the girls," daughter Kathey and BooBear and Buttons the cats. She also spent many hours crocheting doilies and attending local farmers markets, where she sold hundreds of her crocheted creations to locals and visitors from out of state and the country.
She was a proud member of the Wyandotte tribe of Oklahoma.
Her husband, parents, stepfather and two sisters preceded her in death.
She is survived by daughters Kathey Ervin of Sequim and Kelley (Rex) Barnes of Port Angeles; and son Herbert Ervin of Kennewick, Washington. Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
At her request, no services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to an animal welfare group such as Peninsula Friends of Animals, www.safehavenpfoa.org.
The family has entrusted Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, with any arrangements.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Feb. 7, 2013