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Grace A. Pell


1916 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Grace A. Pell Obituary
Grace Angela Pell of Ontario passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018, surrounded by her family in Upland after an amazing 101 years of life.

Grace was born in Fairview, Kansas on October 13, 1916 and grew up in nearby, Horton. She was the daughter of Lee Joseph and Carrie Lavina Winterscheidt and the stepdaughter of Homer and Inez Kipp. Her beloved siblings all predeceased her; Mildred Taylor of Kansas, Ivan Winters of Massachusetts, and Paul Kipp of Texas.

After graduating from Willis High School in 1934, she married the love of her life, Gerald "Jerry" Pell, in 1942, the year he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Once Jerry returned from serving, he and Grace then moved to Ontario, CA, in 1946. She had careers as both a teacher and a beautician.

Grace's greatest joys in life were being married to her sweetheart, raising their two daughters, devoting 44 years to the Ontario Women's Club, and being fully involved in the lives of her growing family. She and her late husband, Jerry Pell, were married for 65 years prior to his passing in 2008. They lived in the same Ontario residence they had purchased in 1954. Grace was the epitome of grace, always prim and proper.

Grace is survived by her two daughters, Pamela (Kevin) Hardy of Upland, Mary Ellen (David) Hjorth of Upland, four grandchildren Amy (Alfred) Yalda, Matthew (Lisa) West, Nicholas (Anna) Hjorth, Joanna (Chris) Denny, and eight great grandchildren Ian & Katie Yalda, Natalia West, Noah Gerald, Mia, & Cecelia Hjorth, and Abigail Grace & Andrew Denny.

Visitation and the Rosary will be held on Saturday, February 3rd beginning at 9 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church in Ontario, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m.. Grace was a dedicated member of St. George since 1946. A reception will follow the service at Ontario Masonic Lodge. Entombment will be private.

The family thanks Grace's wonderful caregivers; Visiting Angels, Kaiser Hospital, Upland Rehabilitation & Care Center, and Goldberg Hospice.

Donations may be made in memory of Grace A. Pell to the at www.donatenow.heart.org.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Feb. 2, 2018
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