Barbara Drewry Grace, native and lifetime resident of Portsmouth, died on Feb. 18, 2013, in Williamsburg.
She was the daughter of the late Eva and John M. Drewry. She attended Longwood College and retired from Portsmouth Public Schools in 1984 after 26 years. She was a lifelong member of Monumental United Methodist Church, a member of the Students' Club, the Wednesday Study Club, a former member of the board and secretary of the Portsmouth Humane Society, and the first president of the Portsmouth Association of Educational Secretaries.
She was the wife of Richard Hague Grace. Other survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Diana and Dr. Joseph Sack of Laconia, N.H., Ellen Jaronczyk of Williamsburg, and Eva and Brett Shedd of Silver Spring, Md.; grandsons, William and Guy Sack, Morgan and Forrest Hobbs, and John Shedd; and eight great-grandchildren.
A private graveside gathering will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth to remember Baba.
Contributions may be made to the Portsmouth Humane Society, 4022 Seaboard Ct., Portsmouth 23701 (www.portsmouthhumanesociety.org
, or to Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth 23704 (http://monumentalumc.org
), or to the Portsmouth Public Library Foundation, 601 Court St., Portsmouth 23704.
Messages may be sent through the Nelsen Funeral Home website www.nelsencares.com