Grace Elizabeth Goutcher
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Goutcher, Grace Elizabeth Grace Elizabeth Goutcher, 6, born July 9, 2004, in Dallas,, passed away unexpectedly on February 18th, 2011 while vacationing in Florida. She is survived by her parents, Julie Dunn and Jeff Goutcher and brother, Jackson Goutcher, all of Dallas. Grandparents, Betsy Dunn of Houston, Shirley and John Goutcher, of Preston, MN, uncles and aunts Mark and Debbie Dunn of Houston, Jennifer and Mark Trandem of Duluth, MN as well as many extended family members. She is predeceased by her maternal Grandfather, Bill W Dunn. Grace was a Primer student at Good Shepherd Episcopal School of Dallas and loved her school and many friends. Grace was an avid soccer player and a certified tom-boy, shunning all things girly except the color pink. She held great disdain for princess parties and barbies, preferring legos, hockey and playing with her brother, Jackson. The family will receive visitors at Sparkman Hillcrest Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 1-4pm & 5-8pm. A private burial will be held Thursday morning, February 24th followed by a memorial service to celebrate her life at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Good Shepherd Episcopal School of Dallas, where a scholarship has been designated in Grace's honor. Contributions should be made to Good Shepherd Episcopal School: attn: Grace Elizabeth Goutcher Scholarship Fund, 11110 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75229. The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and continued support - especially the GSES community as well as Suzanne Strecker Droese to whom we are forever grateful.



Published by Dallas Morning News from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2011.
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Jeff, I continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts. This loss and pain is something that one just can not begin to describe. Thinking of you...
Krista Affeldt-Bacon
October 19, 2011
Jeff,
We're so sorry to hear about your daughter's unexpected passing and want you to know how very much we are thinking of you and the entire family and network of friends. Our prayers will always be with each of you.
Karen, Steve, Jill and Robert Fiala
karen Fiala
October 18, 2011
So sorry to hear of the unexpected loss of your beautiful little girl. No words can express the depth of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength during the coming days and may He hold you during this very sad time. Praying for you much.
Melissa Bjork Gay
March 17, 2011
Dear Jeff, Julie and Jackson,
We were so saddened to learn of the death of your daughter. Please, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will continue to pray that you find strength, unending faith and, someday, peace. With our sympathy, The Sauers
Fran Fairbairn-Sauer
March 14, 2011
Jeff, Julie and family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim & Val Snyder
March 11, 2011
We were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your darling Grace. We enjoyed her presence in the library when she came to visit her grandparents here in Preston, MN last sunmmer.
Preston Public Library Staff
Darrellyn & Beth
March 11, 2011
Julie
I just recieved the new and am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. May God watch over you and keep you strong.
John
John Mc Cormick
March 11, 2011
Jeff and Julie,

Sherry and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family on your devastating loss. Have strength now and forever,
John and Sharon Greedy
March 9, 2011
Jeff and Julie,

Wendy and I send our prayers and our deepest sympathy to you at this terribly sad time. The entire Board of the MRHA sends it love, strength and support to you both now and for the future.
Bob & Wendy Storozuk
March 9, 2011
I think of you often & pray for your strength daily.
Shelia Busby
March 8, 2011
My love and prayers go out to you. Please know that I am here to help you in any way I can. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Kristi Pittman
Kristi Pittman
March 7, 2011
Dear Jeff and Julie,
My deepest sympathies to the whole famliy. My dad just told me last weekend of the news and I was just heartbroken for you all. I pray that you all will find peace in your hearts for her joys will now be with her almighty God in Heaven.

All my love,
Jennifer (Katz) Pollock
Jennifer Pollock
March 2, 2011
Jeff & Julie,

I am so very sorry for your devastating loss. There are no words that will adequately express the sadness I feel for you and your entire family. I only met Grace as a small child but she was such a beautiful and happy girl. We will never understand why something like this can happen but I will keep all of you in my prayers. Your love and strength will help Jackson as he goes forward with his life and misses his sister. The pictures of them together are so beautiful and will always be incredible memories for you. May God watch over you and keep you.
Barbara O'Neill
March 1, 2011
Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. As we heard the news about Grace, our hearts began to ache for Jeff & Julie, as heartbreaking memories of the death of our own little girl, Savannah, came flooding back. We understand what a difficult time this is- not just for Jeff, Julie & Jackson, but for the grandparents...not only must you deal with the grief of losing your grandchild - but you also have double-pain, as you watch your own kids hurt....knowing there is nothing you can do but love them & pray God's blessing of healing & protection over them. Please take comfort in KNOWING this: "Its NOT GOODBYE Grace.... it's just see you later". Our prayers for strength to press forward thru this sad time are with all of you. Please call if you need to talk to a mom who's been there/done that -or just a shoulder to cry on at 2am (seems nights are the toughest times). God Bless ya'll- with Love, Ken & Traci (McKenzie) Livingood, Brady, Bryan & Samantha of Fort Worth, Texas (formerly Preston, MN).
February 27, 2011
Jeff, Julie, and Jackson,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you have been in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be in the days ahead. May God bless you with comfort and strength.
Julie and Rob Bakewell
February 26, 2011
Julie,
My heart continues to ache for you and your family. I am thankful and blessed to be your friend. Always here for you.
Sonya Shannon
sonya shannon
February 26, 2011
Jeff & Family
We were heart broken to hear about your sudden lose of Grace. She was always so lovely when she came to church with her grandparents.
Don & Ellen Nichols
February 25, 2011
Julie,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter Grace. My love and prayers are with you.
PerryAnn Davis Reed
February 25, 2011
Julie,
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you now and always.
PerryAnn Davis Reed (Houston, TX)
February 25, 2011
The Goutcher family.
I am so sorry for the loss of Grace.
I pray God's strength will support you as you go through this very difficult time. Marlene McKenzie, Preston, MN
Marlene McKenzie
February 25, 2011
Julie,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious little girl. My prayers are with you always. May God bless and keep you and your family in his care.

Pat Boyd
February 25, 2011
Jeff & Family, Margaret and I were so blessed to have your beautiful little Grace in our lives. Her sweet smile will live in our hearts forever.
Tracy Lewis
February 25, 2011
To the Goutcher Family, Our hearts ache for you on the loss of your beautiful little girl. You have our prayers for comfort. Kiel and Kristi Anderson, Preston, MN
February 25, 2011
Jeff,

I am deeply saddened, and my prayers will be with you and your family always. May God bless you.
Jim Van Derzee
February 25, 2011
Julie and family - your precious little daughter looks like a beautiful shining star. May your memories of Grace bring you comfort. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Pamela Wilson
February 24, 2011
Jeff and family - our hearts are filled with sorrow for the loss of your baby girl. May you find comfort in your memories and the special times you had with Grace. All of you are in our prayers.
Kelly and James Shefelbine
February 24, 2011
Jeff & family,
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious daughter & sister, Grace. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Clint & Marlene Peterson
February 24, 2011
Julie, Jeff, and Jackson,
I pray that the love and support of your friends and family bring some measure of comfort to you at this most difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss. God bless and keep you all.

"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God." -- Eileen Elias Freeman
Jennifer Everett
February 24, 2011
Julie, Jeff and Jackson,
I am keeping all of you in my prayers as you deal with this heartbreaking loss. I know there are no words to take away your pain, but I pray God comfort you and give you strength.
Amber Harris
February 24, 2011
Julie -

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl Grace. You and your family are in our prayers.
Ayanna Grundmeier
February 24, 2011
Jeff and family--
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Grace. You will continue to be in my prayers as you face the coming days
Karen Folino
February 24, 2011
Julie, Jeff and Jackson-
We are all grieving the loss of such a precious child. We pray that you find comfort in God and know she will always be with you in your heart.
David and Jeanne Harty
February 24, 2011
Jeff and family -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our deepest sympathy goes out to you with the sudden loss of Grace.
Heather (Mensink) Shupe
February 24, 2011
Julie, Jackson and Jeff
I know God has you all wrapped in his arms so tight. I love you and will be here in the days ahead for anything you may need.

Much love,
Brett & Tiffany Carman
February 23, 2011
We have never met but reading your daughter's obituary has touched my heart. I am truly sorry for your loss. I lost my son two years ago in a car wreck and i know there is no greater pain than the death of your child. i will pray for your family in the coming days. The Compassionate Friends has helped me and may be a source of comfort to you as well. God Bless You.
Melanie Canant
February 23, 2011
Julie,
I am very sorry to learn of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marvie Martinez
February 23, 2011
Jeff and family
My sympathy to you for your sudden loss. Grace was such a sweet child and a joy to see at church with Grandma Shirley. You are in our prayers.

Sheila Craig, Preston MN
February 23, 2011
Dear Julie, Jeff & Jackson and all of Grace's extended family,

We are thinking of you and praying for your comfort.

In sorrow and compassion,
Elizabeth, Bill, Ben & Mason Didlake
February 23, 2011
Julie and family, I pray that Gods grace and wonderful memories of your daughter will guide you.
John J
February 23, 2011
Jeff
I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. Please be assured you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.
Bob and Sandy Celenze
February 23, 2011
Jeff, Julie and Jackson,

Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am by your loss. May you find comfort in the knowledge that you are supported by many friends who are praying for you in your time of grief.
Donna Cerwonka
February 23, 2011
Jeff.
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Russ Bernhardt
February 23, 2011
Julie, Jeff & Jackson,

We are so deeply saddened by your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you as you cope through this difficult time.
Jewel & Duane Peterson
February 23, 2011
Julie, Jeff and Jackson,

My heart is broken over the loss of your beautiful daughter, Grace. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. God will provide the strength you need to endure.
Missy Brewer
February 23, 2011
Jeff, Julie and Jackson - My prayers go out to you all. May God give you comfort and peace during this extremely trying time.
Shantel Johnson
February 23, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Ron & Linda Means
February 23, 2011
Julie and family,

We are deeply saddened by Grace's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ Tim and Charlene Allen
February 23, 2011
This saddens my heart to know that someone so young has left this world. Remember God makes no mistakes and he will continue to be with all of you. Unfortunately i don't know the family nor did i know the sweet little angel. I just wanted to leave words of comfort and send my condolences.
As a mother, i can only imagine what you all are going through. I will continue to pray for each of you.
An Angel in Disguise
February 23, 2011
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. You will all be in my daily prayers.
Laurie Des Jardine
February 23, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
The Catanias
February 23, 2011
Julie, I was very sorry to hear the sad news of your tragic loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. My sincere condolences and I wish you strength to endure during this difficult time.
Rita Master
February 23, 2011
Dear Jeff, Julie, Jackson and family

Our hearts were broken when we learned about the loss of Grace. Words do not fully convey the sorrow we are feeling for you and your family. May you find peace and mercy from God in this difficult time.

Peter, MaryBeth and Matthew
Peter Duszynski
February 23, 2011
Our deepest sympathy and earnest prayers are with you.
Matthew Scott
February 23, 2011
So very sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you.
Amy Fisher-Puckett
February 23, 2011
We're praying for you.
Wykoff United Methodist Church, friends of John & Shirley
February 23, 2011
Jeff, Julie and family,
Our deepest condolences. We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter.
Susan & Randy Snyder
February 22, 2011
Julie,
We are so terribly saddened by your loss. Please know you have been in our prayers.

Jeff & Susan Noble
Jeff Noble
February 22, 2011
Julie, Jeff, Jackson, John, Shirley, and Jennifer.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this heartbreaking time. We are only a phone call or a knock on the door away.
Grant, Marilyn & Lisa Boadwine
February 22, 2011
Jeff, Julie and family, words escape me. I am so sorry for your tragic loss, and will pray for you in this difficult time.
Rich Olsen
February 22, 2011
God will be with you and your family in this sad time of sorrow. Please , keep Him close to your heart. He has a very special angel with him now. Maria Alcorn and family
maria alcorn
February 22, 2011
Jeff and Family,

So sorry and sad on your loss. May God provide you all the strength and comfort to deal with this tragic time. I will continue praying for you and your family.
Randy Overbey
February 22, 2011
Jeff and family - I imagine there is no pain more far-reaching or deeper than losing a child. Our hearts and endless prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.
The Robertson Family
February 22, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We are so deeply saddened by your loss and hope that the precious memories of your beautiful little girl will help you find some peace.
Chris and Jacci Easterling
February 22, 2011
So sorry for your loss. May God give you strength at this difficult time.
Patrick Foley
February 22, 2011
Julie and Family

We are greatly saddened by the news about Grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pat Fox
February 22, 2011
Jeff, Julie and Jackson -

We were saddened terribly to hear of your loss. We are so very sorry. May Jesus bless you and comfort you.
Steve & Patty Lube
February 22, 2011
Dear Jeff and Family- Our hearts ache for you with the sudden passing of beautiful Grace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Derek & Holly Cioffi
February 22, 2011
Jeff and Chantel:

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy Evans
February 22, 2011
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel on learning of Grace's sudden departure. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with all of Grace's family and friends. Our love to each of you.
Joyce and Ray Bisco
February 22, 2011
Julie and family,
I am so saddened by the loss of Grace. Such a beautiful child. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Roxanne Hayward
February 22, 2011
Julie,

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss.
Paula Cabrera-Garcia
February 22, 2011
Jeff and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
Olin Dirks
February 22, 2011
Jeff and family,

Our hearts and prayers are with you. We lost a son and understand the depth of your grief. May God's love keep you and sustain you.
Don & Denise Wetmore
February 22, 2011
Jeff, my sincere condolences to you and your family as you work through such a difficult time in your life.
Sheila Haulter
February 22, 2011
While I know there are no words that could provide comfort in such a difficult time, please know that you and Grace are in the thoughts and prayers of so many.
Angela Dudones
February 22, 2011
Jeff & Family,
I pray daily for your strength to deal with your loss of Grace. She was a beautiful little girl.
Norma Ray
February 22, 2011
Julie, Jeff and Jackson,
We are so sorry for your loss. Eva often spoke of playing with Grace at recess and how much fun they had. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gina Frase
February 21, 2011
Julie, Jeff and Jackson,

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. She will be truely missed at Good Shepherd Episcopal School. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Julie, Ken & Morgan (4th grade) Husa
February 21, 2011
Julie - May God comfort you during your time of loss. My condolences.
Susan Coleman
February 21, 2011
Jeff:

Mitzi & I will be sending you our thoughts and prayers for LOVE and comfort.
Steve & MItzi Katz
February 21, 2011
We are so profoundly sorry and troubled to learn about Grace. My heart breaks for you.
Love and peace, Monica McInerney and family
Monica McInerney
February 21, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of your lose. THe time I met Grace she was so sweet and always had a smile on her face. All my prayers for you and your family. Vickie
vickie Dahl Westerman
February 21, 2011
Jeff, Julie, Jackson, John & Shirley - We are so sorry for your loss of dear Grace. She was such a bright-eyed little girl and we're so glad to have had the honor of seeing her on her trips to Minnesota. You're in our thoughts & prayers.
Stacey, MariLyn, Becca & Sammi Bakke
February 21, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. God must have had a important special angel postition for Grace to take her home so soon.
Paul and LRay Rahn
February 21, 2011
Jeff,
All of your friends here in Golden want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Greg Friede, Golden, Colorado
February 21, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with your families. There are no words to express the feelings during this difficult time. Grace will forever be your sweet, angel looking over her family from above.
God Bless.
Lori Tipton
February 21, 2011
So sorry to hear of your loss. The Brittain Family.
February 21, 2011
Julie, Betsy and family,
There are no words to express our sadness at the loss of your special little tom boy. Please know that we are grieving as well and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and pray that you will find some measure of comfort and peace.
Iris & Nick Garza
February 21, 2011
I am so deeply sorry that your time with your precious little Grace was cut so short. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Teresa Sims
February 21, 2011
Words avail not. Please know that Grace and all of the Family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Michael and Francesca Rutherford
February 21, 2011
Jeff,

My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.
Greg Hish
February 21, 2011
Dear Julie, Jeff and Jackson, there are no words to express my sadness for you and your family. In this difficult time, hold on to the beautiful memories and to your Faith. Lean on your family, friends and God for strength.

Prayers and Love to you all...
Kelly Fairall
February 21, 2011
Jeff, Jule and Jackson
We are so very sorry for the loss of Grace. May God, family and loved ones comfort you in this time. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jeff and Marcia Torbett
February 21, 2011
Julie and family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved child. May God bless and comfort you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Vicky Carter
February 21, 2011
Julie, Jeff and Jackson

We are very sorry to learn of the loss of your little girl. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers

God Bless-

Mark, Jennifer, Grant and Brooke Duncanson
Mark Duncanson
February 21, 2011
Julie, Jeff and Jackson,
I want to extend our deepest sympathy from my family to yours. We send big hugs from Ohio to Texas to each of you during this time.
Jill Van Horne
February 21, 2011
The Goutcher Family.
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your family at the loss of Grace. She is with all the angels. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Barb Jenkins
February 21, 2011
Bless you all. We are so sorry to learn of this precious loss. We send our love & prayers.
Allen, Diane, & Henry Murray
February 21, 2011
Julie,
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Dianne Holliman (Chaney)
February 21, 2011
Jeff, we are so sorry for your loss ! If there is anything we can do please let us know!
Our prayers are with you and your family!
Love, Abdul, Stacy, & Madison Ostowar
Abdul Ostowar
February 21, 2011
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