Aug. 28, 1918 - May 25, 2012
Boring, Ore., resident Grace Britton died peacefully at her daughter's home on Friday, May 25, 2012. She was 93.
A graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Sandy Assembly of God on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 5 p.m.
She was born Grace Anna Baker on Aug. 28, 1918, in Dixie to Ralph and Letitia (Hankins) Baker. Grace was raised and received her schooling in Pasco. Shortly after graduating, she was united in marriage to Clarence Britton on Dec. 31, 1938, in Billings, Mont.
They made their home in Montana and began their family there. During the war, the family moved to Tacoma, where Grace's husband worked in the shipyards. After the war ended, the family moved to Milton- Freewater, and Grace worked in a cannery during the summer months.
In December of 1953, the family moved to Kinzua, Ore., where they lived until 1961, when they moved to Touchet. In 1967, Clarence preceded Grace in death. She remained in Touchet until her youngest daughter graduated from high school and then lived in various areas in Washington and Oregon. Grace moved to Boring in 2004 to live near her family.
Grace was actively involved in her children's activities with Blue Birds and Camp Fire. Grace enjoyed cooking, especially baking and was known for her cinnamon rolls. She did embroidery work and crocheted and made many many afghans. Grace loved watching the birds and could identify the various types that would come near the trees and feeders. She was a "caregiver" to both her family and others and was committed to the Lord.
Surviving are her sons, Richard Britton of Clarkston and Jerry (wife Betty) Britton of Boring; her daughter, Coleen Manley of Boring, Marilyn Wike of Gresham and Shirley Worden of Walla Walla; her brother, Frank Baker of Walla Walla; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.