Grace Uran sponsored obituary
Grace was born in May of 1915 in Sedgwick, CO, the tenth child in her
family of 8 boys and 4 girls. In her youth, she was daring and playful,
chasing bulls and raiding watermelon patches by day, swing dancing with
her sisters at night. Grace met her husband, Bill Uran, at one such dance,
after she had moved to Santa Monica, CA with her sister and friends. Th ey
were married only months later wearing matching pin-striped suits in Las
Grace was a dedicated wife to her husband of 57 years, helping him in their
shared hobbies of gardening, cooking, and raising family pets. She was
also a loving mother to her two daughters, Donna and Bonnie, whom she
enjoyed sewing outfits for every holiday using her old, black Singer sewing
machine. As a proud homemaker her entire life, she involved her family in
square dancing, bowling, card playing, and visiting many extended family
To her family, Grace was known as “spunky” and “adventurous.” Even in her “Golden Years” (which she referred to as her “Rusty Years”), she traveled the USA by plane, train, bus, automobile and ferry visiting places such as Hawaii, Boston, Niagara Falls, Tennessee and most of the 50 states. In Hawaii she greatly enjoyed helicopter,
catamaran and submarine trips in her late 80’s.
Grace and her only grandchild, Sheasa, were best friends from day one, spending hours together sewing, gardening, and cooking. They had their own special traditions for holidays such as drawing silly faces on balloons on New Year’s. Grace was a kind and fun-loving friend to all who knew her and a special woman who blessed the world with her zest and own point of view. Even when she needed to become a four-wheeler at the age of 89 (using a walker/wheelchair) she continued to display her “spunky” attitude and to enjoy travel, friends and food.
Her family is very grateful for the kind and compassionate care she received from her many caregivers and nurses at Brunswick Inn, Eskaton and Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital. Dr. Crawford’s guidance, Dr. Claydon’s professional care and consultation from the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Clinic helped to maintain her good quality of life.
Friends and her caregivers are invited to join us for a brief Memorial Service in the Glen Jones Park at the Mining Museum in Grass Valley at 10am on Saturday, July 14th. Please bring a poem, prayer or a story about Grace to share. Come enjoy some of her favorite foods.
According to her wishes, Grace’s ashes will be scattered in the San Francisco Bay. Any memorial donations can be made to the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Clinic, 4860 Y Street #3900, Sacramento, CA 95817.
With love Donna, Bonnie, Larry, Sheasa, Lane,
Dublin & Lavender.
Grace Lydia Kenney Uran
“Amazing” Grace – 1915 – 2007
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