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Grace Florence Bacon Bacher


1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Grace Florence Bacon Bacher Obituary
GRACE FLORENCE BACON BACHER died on January 30, 2015 due to a stroke while at Manor Care, Hemet, under hospice care. She was 85. Grace was born in Chicago, IL, December 11, 1929, to J. Raymond Bacon and Florence Burdine Bacon. She graduated from Knox College with honors in Sociology, and earned graduate credits toward MSW from the University of Chicago School of Social Work. At the University of Illinois, Chicago medical campus, she served as Social Director of the Illinois Union. Grace, her husband and their son moved to Hemet in 1969. At the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, she was Secretary-Treasurer. Later she became the Director of the Senior Center in Moreno Valley. She earned a Certificate in Human Services and one for Gerontology from UCR. She held many responsible positions in PEO Philanthropic Educational Organization. Active in the community, she was a Charter Director of the Hemet Community Concert Association, Chairman of the MSJC Cultural Committee, and member of the MSJC Opera Guild. In so called retirement, Grace served on the Board of Directors of the Prime of Life, Independent Living Partnership and Friends of Moreno Valley Senior Center. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John W. Bacher; son, John R. Bacher (Cathi); step-daughter, Beth Turner (Tim); and 4 grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, March 14, at 11:00 AM, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Hemet, CA. Interment will be in the Columbarium of the church. Reception to follow in Schippling Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd or to the PEO Scholarship Fund.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 8, 2015
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