Grace M. Perry
1927 - 2020
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Grace M. Perry

died peacefully on December 16th, 2020 at the Northstar Care Home in Phoenix, at the age of 93. Grace was born in Durham City, England on March 3rd 1927. She is survived by her sister Margaret Higgins of Redondo Beach California, and many nieces and nephews in England, Canada, Arizona and California. Grace was a self-driven independent woman who started her working career at the young age of 14. Earning a secretarial degree, she worked in London, then worked for the British occupational Army in Germany. Grace immigrated to Canada in 1957 and subsequently to Phoenix in January 1961. She became a US citizen in 1968. As a registered Republican, she was proud to have voted in every election. As a public relations specialist, she worked for the Circle K Corporation for 10 years. Grace then became the Traffic Safety Director for the City of Phoenix for 19 years. One of Grace's favorite hobbies was playing tennis. She competed for many years in recreational tournaments and followed professional tennis her entire life. Grace was also a world traveler. She traveled from Antarctica to the Far East and vacationed in hundreds of places in between. Grace retired from the City of Phoenix in 1993. She relocated to Prescott Valley in 1998 as a resident of Victorian Estates. Grace enjoyed her community of friends for over 20 years. Her favorite pastimes in retirement, besides traveling, we're luncheons with friends, the Red Hat Society, playing cards, bingo, and trips to the casino. Grace enjoyed socializing in the clubhouse activities with her community. Grace will be remembered most as being a wonderful Storyteller and having a great sense of humor. She will be missed by many, but never forgotten. No services will be held. Donations in Grace's name can be made to Hospice of the Valley.

Arrangements Entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes and Crematory. Please visit www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign the online guestbook and share a memory with the family."




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Published in The Arizona Republic from Jan. 12 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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