January 12, 1930 - November 3, 2018
Ardis Grace, age 88 of Blair, passed away November 3, 2018 at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair, Nebraska. A memorial service will be held Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 11:00AM at First Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska. Visitation will be held Tuesday November 6, 2018 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5:30 to 7:30PM. Ardis was born on January 12, 1930 in Storla, South Dakota, to Clifford and Nellie (Heggen) Jensen. After graduation from high school she earned her teachers certificate and taught country school for 2 years. She married Les Grace in 1951 while he was in Medical School. The couple made their home in Blair, in 1955, when Les joined Dr. Howard and Dr. Sievers at the Blair Clinic. Ardis served on the First Lutheran Church Council, The Good Shepard Home Board, and was active in the American Cancer Society, winning a National award for developing the first Colorectal Cancer Screening Community Program in 1977. She also received awards as the American Cancer Society Volunteer of the Year, Aksarben Good Neighbor, Extension Service, High School Alumni Board Honors, Beta Sigma Phi Lady of the Year and the Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award. Ardis was named the Woman of the Year by the American Medical Association Auxiliary in 1981 and served as the National President in 1985 and 1986. Her pride and joy would have to be the 54 years of volunteer work to the Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary. She was there when it began in 1956 and raised $600.00. She is survived by her children; Cindy (Larry) Sorensen, Don (Jackie) Grace, Tim (Colela) Grace and Jay Grace, grandchildren; Jesse, Eric, Ashley (Brian), Daren (Maggie), Shawn (Catherine), Lizzy (Lance), Hannah, Abby, great grandchildren; Brady, Alayna, Barrett, Riley, Chloe, Liam, Bella, Keegan, Piper, Ollie, Matilda and Millie, sister; Marian (Martin) Anderson, brothers; Bob (Ruth) Jensen, Les (Mary Louise) Jensen, sister in law Mavis Grace, and brother in law Ernest (Ila) Grace. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Leslie Grace, infant son Leslie Dean Grace, her parents, and brothers; John, Lloyd, and Willis Jensen. Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church, Crowell Memorial Home or Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Ardis Grace, age 88 of Blair, passed away November 3, 2018 at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair, Nebraska. A memorial service will be held Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 11:00AM at First Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska. Visitation will be held... View Obituary & Service Information
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