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GRACE TORONI


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GRACE TORONI Obituary
GRACE TORONI 1919 - 2018 Grace Eleanor Weston McCullough Toroni was born June 29, 1919, in Bowdin, Mt, and passed peacefully November 21, 2018, in Montague, Ca with her daughter, Judy Gay, at her bedside. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and aunt, who was loved by all. She remained active throughout her life and believed her hard work ethic and lifestyle were a key to her living 99 years & 5 mos. Her talents and hobbies were many and after retiring from the office at Penney's Department Store in Eureka, Ca, she kept busy with crafts, reading, puzzles, playing cribbage, bus trips to Reno, Nv, for slots, and to Cher-ae-Heights for bingo. She took piano lessons and became an accomplished pianist, entertaining family and friends. She was a self-taught artist and enjoyed painting friends fishing boats, her flowers, and the family homestead at Beatrice. Her art lives on in the homes of her friends and relatives. She loved her kitty cats and rescued and cared for many through the years. Grace was a widow and mother of 5 grown children when she met Lindo Toroni, father of 2. They married on June 25, 1968, and made their home in Beatrice, Ca, on the Toroni ranch. They lived almost 50 years on the ranch and made many friends in the area. Grace is survived by her daughters, Judy Gay of Ca, and Linda Webb of Mt, and her son and daughter by marriage, Bill Toroni (Patty) of Mckinleyville, Ca, and Teresa Toroni Stodder (Ted) of Az. Numerous other relatives survive her. Deceased relatives include her father, mother, brother and her first husband, Robert McCullough and their children, Deanne Kassik, Robert McCullough, and Mona Goudelock. She is also preceded by her beloved husband, Lindo Toroni, who passed in 2015. Grace will be laid to rest in the Little Shasta Cemetery in June next to her beloved family members.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Jan. 20, 2019
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