Grace Gimre Schettler



Grace Gimre Schettler passed away peacefully on 14 November 2009 in Bellevue, WA.  Her relationship and faith in Jesus remained strong throughout her life.  She wanted all to know “she has gone to be with the Lord after a brief illness.”

Grace was born to Sven Anders and Kirsten Gimre on 24 November 1922, in Astoria, OR.  She graduated from Astoria High School in 1940 and the University of Oregon in 1949 with a B.A. in Sociology.  She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology’s Honor Society.  After graduation, she moved to San Diego where she met a Navy pilot; they fell deeply in love and were married in Astoria, 13 August 1955.  She had a rich life as a loving wife and a wonderful mother and grandmother to her three children and nine grandchildren.  Her loving and giving spirit touched all who knew her.  Grace’s childhood summers at Seaside, OR, were a source of fond memories for her.  She was proud of her Norwegian heritage and everyone loved her Norwegian pancakes and cookies.  She also enjoyed many camping trips along the ocean with her family.  Grace was a long-time member of St. Thomas Church, where she served faithfully in many capacities, including Directress of Altar Guild.

Grace is survived by William, her husband of 54 years, her children James (Moira) Schettler, Susan (Tim) McMains, and Barbara (James) Moffat, and her grandchildren:  Joshua, Mark, Melissa and Daniel Schettler; Greg, David and Scott McMains; and Ethan and Deborah Moffat.  Grace leaves sisters, Anita Richardson and Hilda (Newel) Comish, and many nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her sister Iona (Pete) Peterson, and brothers Kermit and Anders Gimre.

Grace will be greatly missed by her close family, relatives and numerous friends.  A service will be held Saturday, 21 November 2009 at 2:00pm at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 NE 12th Street, Medina, with a reception following.  Donations in her name may be made to Project Outreach, the benevolent fund at St. Thomas Church.

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One Response to “Grace Gimre Schettler”

  • Eric Schultz says:

    My condolences, Jim.

    Your dad was a great role model, and your mother was as sweet as could be to me.

    Hope all else is well with you, fellow Scout.


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