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Grace Elaine Willis


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Grace Elaine Willis Obituary
GRACE ELAINE WILLIS passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Hemet, CA. She was born to John H. and Lydia B. Kison on July 29, 1921 in Ritzville, Washington. Grace grew up in Pasco, WA and completed High School in Pasco. She later moved to California and lived and worked in Long Beach and San Francisco. During World War II she met and married Marvin Willis in the San Francisco area. When he completed his naval service they settled in his home state of Tennessee (Memphis). Grace lived and worked in Palm Springs, CA from the fall of 1957 to the summer of 1960. In the 1970's her parents became ill, so she and Marvin permanently relocated to Palm Springs to assist in their care. In 1984 the Willis' purchased a new home in Hemet where they resided until Marvin's passing in 2006. Grace resided at what is now Brookdale, Hemet from the fall of 2006 until her passing. The family gives a special thank you to the Brookdale staff for their marvelous care, love and attention. In earlier years Grace was happy to be a homemaker, was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed traveling with her husband to watch & clock shows. Grace is survived by her daughter, Jean (Len) Wood, granddaughters, Tory (Joel) Klink and Cindy Niblo, grandson, Lance (Amy) Clements, 7 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at McWane Family Funeral Home, 350 N. San Jacinto St., Hemet, California. A service will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery located at 2555 South Santa Fe Avenue San Jacinto, California 92583.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on July 31, 2015
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