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GRACE MARIE FINCHUM GREGORY


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P classMsoNormal styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 0ptGrace was born st1:date Year1916 Day11 Month1st1:date Year19 Day11 Month1 lstransJanuary 11, 19st1:date16st1:date in st1:placest1:CityBricest1:City, st1:StateTexasst1:Statest1:place to Wayne Carlisle and Sarah LeVan El Zettie Rexrode. On st1:date Year1935 Day19 Month10st1:date Year19 Day19 Month10 lstransOctober 19, 19st1:date35st1:date in st1:placest1:CityClarendonst1:City, st1:StateTexasst1:Statest1:place she married Raymond L. Finchum who preceded her in death.nbsp She married Elmer H. Gregory on st1:date Year1979 Day12 Month4 lstransApril 12, 1979st1:date in st1:placest1:CityAlbuquerquest1:City, st1:StateNew Mexico,st1:Statest1:place and he also preceded her in death.nbsp During her many years as a baker in the Dumas Public Schools and her home business there were always long lines waiting for her hot rolls and homemade pies.nbsp Graces cooking gained her accolades when she christened the bakery at the opening of st1:placest1:PlaceNameBSAst1:PlaceName st1:PlaceTypeHospitalst1:PlaceTypest1:place in st1:Cityst1:placeAmarillost1:placest1:City.nbsp After retiring from BSA, Grace joined her good friend Mrs. Watkins in the kitchen at st1:placest1:PlaceTypeParkst1:PlaceType st1:PlaceNamePlacest1:PlaceName st1:PlaceTypeTowersst1:PlaceTypest1:place in st1:Cityst1:placeAmarillost1:placest1:City and then managed the cafeteria at Sundown Lane Elementary in st1:placest1:PlaceNameRandallst1:PlaceName st1:PlaceNameCountyst1:PlaceNamest1:place until she was past 75 years of age.nbsp Her love for baking and her artistic abilities were realized in her part time business of catering weddings.nbsp She spent many nights working until dawn on her masterpieces to the delight of many brides and grooms.nbsp She was skilled in many art mediums from oil painting, reverse glass painting, stained glass, sewing and crocheting, flower arranging to every type of hobby one can imagine.nbsp Most of all Grace loved to dance.P
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P classMsoNormal styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 0ptGrace was preceded in death by her parents three sisters, Winnie Mae Floyd, Mary ElDora Tillie Anglin, Nellie Jo Moss one brother, William Carlisle Rexrode.P
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P classMsoNormal styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 0ptSurvivors include: three daughters,Sarah J. Lummus of Dumas Barbara E. st1:Cityst1:placeBellst1:placest1:City and husband, R. Nelson of st1:placest1:CityKatyst1:City, st1:StateTXst1:Statest1:place Patricia M. Oldham and husband, Evert of Flora Vista, New Mexico nbspnine grandchildren Vanessa J. Cardwell, Tonya M. Wills, Lynne De La Rosa, Brian E. Lummus, Natalie A. Watts, Michael E. Bell, Charlotte Cavett, Gregory Chad Cote, and Eric W. Cote twentyone great grandchildrennbsp seven greatgreatgrandchildren sisterinlaw, Billie Mae Rexrode numerous nieces and nephews Connie Hollar her special friend and caregiver who added so much to the last two years of her life.P
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P classMsoNormal styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 0ptMemorials may be made to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. 2nd, Dumas, TX 79029.P
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P classMsoNormal styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 0ptThe family will be at 507 S. Meredith.P
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Grace Marie Finchum Gregory
January 11, 1916 - May 3, 2007

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