Lara Mae (Travis) Grace was born on May 15, 1916 on a farm west of Follett, Tex., the youngest of nine children of James and Sarah (Abagale) Travis. She passed from this life Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at the Shattuck Nursing Home, in Shattuck, at the age of 87 years.
She attended and graduated from Follett High School in 1934. On October 16, 1935 she was united in marriage to Pem A. Grace, her high school sweetheart. To this union four children were born, Pem T. (Butch) Grace, Jymie Jo, Jerry (Pete) Grace, and Alan Lee (Gus) Grace. Lara and Pem spent their younger years working in various hospitals throught Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. She returned to Laverne to care for her grand-mother-in-law, Virginia Rose Arnot, who lived to be 103 years old.
In 1962 she moved to Shattuck where she worked at the Shattuck Nursing Center and Newman Memorial Hospital until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brother; Ray, George, James, Sam, Pete, and Glan and one sister, Mabel.
She is survived by; Butch and wife Barbara of Shattuck, Jymie Jo of Dallas, Tex.; Pete and wife Rene of Big Springs, Tex.; Gus also of Dallas, Tex; Karin Grace Burch (like a daughter) of Amarillo, Tex.; and one brother, Don of Follett, Tex.; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.
Memorial graveside services were conducted Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 10:30 a.m., from the Fairmont Cemetery, Follett, Tex.; with Reverend Don Travis officiating. Mason Funeral Home of Shattuck was in charge of arrangements.
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