Homer W. Grace

01/08/1916 — 02/26/2005

From Pasco, WA, US | Born in Mesquite Flats, Oregon

Homer W. Grace

Homer W. Grace, born January 8, 1916, in Mesquite Flats, Oregon, went home to be with the Lord on February 26, 2005.  He died in Pasco, WA after a long illness.

Homer was a 70 year resident of Methow, Washington.  Homer traveled to the Methow Valley the first time in 1931 where he met the love of his life, Vivian Snyder.  They were married in 1936 and spent 53 years together.

Homer served in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1946.

Homer and Vivian traveled to many countries, after their children were grown, while he worked in construction.  His work took him to Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Algeria and Spain.  They always returned to their beloved home in the Methow Valley.

After Vivian’s death in 1988, Homer made several trips to India where he helped build churches and preached the gospel.

In 2000, he moved to Pasco to be close to his children always hoping to return to the Methow he loved.

Homer was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Ruth Snyder-Grace, one grandson, Tim Grace, his four brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his three sons, Raymond Grace and wife, Nona, of Heppner, OR; David Grace and wife, Judy, of Omak, WA; Michael Grace and wife, Carolyn, of Pasco, WA; 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; one sister, Lillian Petross; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Methow Community Church where Homer was a longtime member.  Committal will follow the services in the Methow Community Pioneer Cemetery.

Public visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336.

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  • Homer was a wonderful grandfather and friend to the late Timothy Grace. Homer was loved by all who knew him. He was a very kind generous man!

    Geri Elsensohn Hough
    November 4, 2014
    East, Wenatchee, WA, US
  • Homer was one of the people who made the Methow Valley a great place to grow up. In his later years before he left Methow, he could be spotted many days hiking up-river on the Methow Valley Hiway.

    One day I joined his walk and he told me that of all the places he had traveled, the Methow valley was the most beautiful. Homer, thanks for your generous spirit.

    Kathie Johnson Windle
    November 4, 2014
    Brewster, WA, US
  • I have many fond memories of Grandpa. The way he teased all the grandkids big or small.This was Grandpas way of showing how much he loved his family, and the grandkids loved the attention.Grandpa worked hard for his family, and the lord.Grandpa touched many lives through his travels. I spent many summers in Methow. I am greatful for his guidance when I was younger. I’m blessed to be given the opportunity to be there for him in his older years. Grandpa is loved, and will be dearly missed. I told Grandpa before be went to be with the lord this is not goodbye I will see you again someday.

    Marcie Bauder

    Grandaughter

    Marcie Bauder
    November 4, 2014
    pasco, WA, US
  • May God Bless each of you who shared so many wonderful times with Homer. He was loved by so many.

    Jim Arnold & Kim Vincent Lillian Petross’s Grandson and wife

    Arnold & Kim Vincent
    November 4, 2014
    San, Diego, CA, US
  • When I think of Uncle Mac and Aunt V, I still feel their love. I’m so glad that I and my family had the opportunity to have the “Methow Experience”. How we loved to be there with them and simply dreaded when the time came for us to go home. The good byes were so difficult, and as we would hug one another we would remark that someday….we will all be in heaven together, and not have to be parted again. Praise God that the blood of Jesus makes this possible. One day we will be together again!! “But while I’m here, I’ll serve Him gladly and sing Him all these songs.” from Aunt V’s funeral song: “Home Where I Belong.” Love….jo~

    Jo Grace Shurtleff
    November 4, 2014
    Payette, ID, US
  • I need not offer blessings to the family members who will mourne the Passing of Homer Grace. They were blessed with the love of Christ he and his beloved Wife, Vivianshared with each and all, individually and personally. His memory is the memory of learning to love Christ, and of accepting Him as personal Savior.

    Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

    Ray Grace

    eldest son of Homer Grace.

    Ray Grace
    November 4, 2014
    Heppner, OR, US
  • Homer was a wonderful grandfather and friend to the late Timothy Grace. Homer was loved by all who knew him. He was a very kind generous man!

    Geri Elsensohn Hough
    November 4, 2014
    East, Wenatchee, WA, US
  • Homer was one of the people who made the Methow Valley a great place to grow up. In his later years before he left Methow, he could be spotted many days hiking up-river on the Methow Valley Hiway.

    One day I joined his walk and he told me that of all the places he had traveled, the Methow valley was the most beautiful. Homer, thanks for your generous spirit.

    Kathie Johnson Windle
    November 4, 2014
    Brewster, WA, US
  • I have many fond memories of Grandpa. The way he teased all the grandkids big or small.This was Grandpas way of showing how much he loved his family, and the grandkids loved the attention.Grandpa worked hard for his family, and the lord.Grandpa touched many lives through his travels. I spent many summers in Methow. I am greatful for his guidance when I was younger. I’m blessed to be given the opportunity to be there for him in his older years. Grandpa is loved, and will be dearly missed. I told Grandpa before be went to be with the lord this is not goodbye I will see you again someday.

    Marcie Bauder

    Grandaughter

    Marcie Bauder
    November 4, 2014
    pasco, WA, US
  • May God Bless each of you who shared so many wonderful times with Homer. He was loved by so many.

    Jim Arnold & Kim Vincent Lillian Petross’s Grandson and wife

    Arnold & Kim Vincent
    November 4, 2014
    San, Diego, CA, US
  • When I think of Uncle Mac and Aunt V, I still feel their love. I’m so glad that I and my family had the opportunity to have the “Methow Experience”. How we loved to be there with them and simply dreaded when the time came for us to go home. The good byes were so difficult, and as we would hug one another we would remark that someday….we will all be in heaven together, and not have to be parted again. Praise God that the blood of Jesus makes this possible. One day we will be together again!! “But while I’m here, I’ll serve Him gladly and sing Him all these songs.” from Aunt V’s funeral song: “Home Where I Belong.” Love….jo~

    Jo Grace Shurtleff
    November 4, 2014
    Payette, ID, US
  • I need not offer blessings to the family members who will mourne the Passing of Homer Grace. They were blessed with the love of Christ he and his beloved Wife, Vivianshared with each and all, individually and personally. His memory is the memory of learning to love Christ, and of accepting Him as personal Savior.

    Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

    Ray Grace

    eldest son of Homer Grace.

    Ray Grace
    November 4, 2014
    Heppner, OR, US
  • Dear Friends and Family,

    May God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace. 1 Tim 1:2

    Like Marcie, I remember Grandpa’s endless teasing! He even teased our dog…he was the only person who could ever rile up our calm and even-tempered dog so much that she would actually bark at him. I remember waking up in the mornings to find him seated on the couch reading his Bible, or watching TBN! : I remember getting ansy at the dinner table because when Grandpa prayed to bless the food, you knew it was going to be a long prayer! I remember…

    We have all been impacted because Homer and Vivian chose to live their lives for Christ. If you knew them, you knew the Gospel. If there is one thing that I hope to have inherited from them, it is their love for people and their spirit of evangelism. I aspire to be like them, in that they were living letters of Christ, known and read by all men, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, carved not on tablets of stone but on the tablets of human hearts.

    Our loss is Homer’s victory…a victory we shall all one day share because of Jesus.

    Love to you all,

    Holly Grace

    Homer’s youngest grandchild

    Holly Grace
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • With sincere sympathy to Ray, Dave, and Mike and families in the loss of Homer. He was an unfailintly kind, hardworking, generous man. I cherish my memories of him and of you three brothers, especially classmate Dave, from those special years in the Methow. Thinking of you and wishing all of you well. Sincerely, Lynn Borg Mavrakis

    Lynn Borg Mavrakis
    November 4, 2014
    Sheridan, WY, US
  • Sending wishes of love, hope, and peace to my far away family from the granddaughter of Lillian Grace-Petross

    Jo. Grnage-Sandoval
    November 4, 2014
    Enid, OK, US
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