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07/28/1922 — 09/07/2019
From Kennewick, WA | Born in Heimdal, ND
Celebration of Life
2425 W. Albany
Grace Lillian Zimmerly (Arndt) went home to be with her Lord on September 7, 2019, at the age of 97. Grace was born in Heimdal, ND on July 28, 1922, to Emil and Wilhelmina Arndt (Leistiko), one of 14 children. As their small town school offered classes only through the 8th grade, at 14 years of age, she traveled from North Dakota to Ridgefield, WA to stay with relatives and attend high school. It was there she met the love of her life and future husband, Ralph E. Zimmerly. They were married for 53 years when he passed away in December 1993.
Grace is survived by five children; Ralph Zimmerly (Kay), Joanne Lieuallen (Douglas), Delores Riddell (James), Lois Silbernagel (Chris), and Kenneth Zimmerly (Anita). She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Grace’s life will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1 pm, at Kennewick Baptist Church, 2425 W. Albany Ave, Kennewick, WA. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Samaritan’s Purse, a relief organization that our mother greatly supported.
One of the greatest moments of my life was meeting Great-Aunt Grace. I was touched by her kindness and genuinely sweet nature. My condolences to all of my cousins.
My thoughts and prayers for all the family, In the home going of your mon, And my sister, Grace, what a beautiful time we had in Washington, being able to visit with Grace, She will be missed by many,,She is now with her Lord. Love to all. .
I had such a wonderful visit with my sister Grace when we came to Washington in July. I will treasure the times we have had together. Love and Prayers to all of you
My heart is with your family as you celebrate the wonderful ,and long life, Aunt Grace had. I’m sure it’s because she had such a great family, and support system, in all of you. Prayers to all of you. Even though we will miss her ,on earth, we know she is happy being home with our Lord. Love to all of you.
Love you Grandma
We are so sorry and will miss sweet Grace. We have many wonderful memories of her and it was an honor to have known her.
Love, Teresa and Michael