Obituary: Grace “Gracie” Marie Bolen (Oct. 6, 1942 – Feb. 27, 2012)

By Submitted March 12, 2012 05:01 pm

Grace “Gracie” Marie Bolen, 69, passed away on February 27, 2012. She was born on October 6, 1942, in Battle Mountain, Nev., to Bertha Van Doorn Miller and Robert Miller. Grace lived most of her life in Del Norte County. She was born to a large family and raised on a farm. Grace worked as both a postmaster and flagger. She  enjoyed gardening most, was a great cook, an animal lover and artist. Grace made her house a home and opened it to many, including hundreds of foster children.

Grace is survived by her daughters Lucinda “Cindy” and husband Mike Hurt; Wendy and husband Henry Luerra II. Grandchildren Michael and Heather Hurt; Whitney, Henry III and Annie Luerra; three great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Chester Scott and two sisters.

A potluck Celebration of Life service will be held at the Fort Dick Grange on Sunday, March 11, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.

Private interment will take place at the IOOF Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.

— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel