Grace Memorial Visual Arts Scholarship

 
Raised: $135.00
Goal: $33,000.00
 
 
 

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Cindy Greene

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Help Us Celebrate the Life of Artist and Teacher Elsie Grace Reflections of Grace, August 23, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Copper Mountain College Arena Foyer. Elsie will always be rememb... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Cindy Greene 13 months ago

(The below is a copy of Elsie's obituary)
Elsie Helen Grace

Age 91, passed away on February 8, 2013.
She was born on March 20, 1921 in Hungary
and had been a resident of the Hi and Low Desert communities of Yucca Valley, La Quinta and
Desert Hot Springs for 45 years. She had
lived in California for 60 years.

Elsie Grace will always be remembered as
a gifted and talented artist. But she was also a wife, mother, teacher and friend. She saw the beauty in nature and interpreted it through her art. Elsie loved the outdoors, animal and the desert. She saw the good in others and lived a very content and full life enjoying her family, friends and work.

Elsie was preceded in death by her husband Maurice S. Grace. She was survived by her daughter, Melanie G. DeLay; son, Matthew L. Grace; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

No Services will be held as was Mrs. Grace's wishes.

Her ashes will be sent to Michigan to be interred with her husband and his parents.

In lieu of flowers and in her honor we would like to ask that donations be made to offer a scholarship program at Copper Mountain College for their art program.

 
 
 

Created by Cindy Greene on February 22, 2013

Help Us Celebrate the Life of Artist and Teacher Elsie Grace

Reflections of Grace, August 23, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Copper Mountain College Arena Foyer.


Elsie will always be remembered as a gifted and talented artist. But she was also a wife, mother, teacher and friend. She saw the beauty in nature and interpreted it through her art. Elsie loved the outdoors, animal and the desert. She saw the good in others and lived a very content and full life enjoying her family, friends and work.
Elsie was an Art Teacher virtually all of her life having spent 33 years educating students in the visual arts at Copper Mountain College (CMC) in Joshua Tree, California. She also taught watercolor painting at various country clubs in the Coachella Valley.
Please help us prepare for our first event, Reflections of Grace. This event is in memorial of Elsie Grace to reflect on her magnificent art and gracious life. Please attend if you are able. Any funds donated will be transferred to CMC Foundation directly for their full administration of the scholarship.
Our goal is to raise $33,000 = $1,000 for each year she taught at CMC.
Why This Cause?Elsie was inducted into the College of the Desert 1997 Hall of Fame for "Outstanding Adjunct Faculty" for 32 years of service as an Art Instructor. She maintained that her teaching experience over the years was the most rewarding, enabling her to share the joy of achievement and the love and appreciation of art.

We, the family, are hoping to carry on Elsie's legacy of sharing the love and appreciation of art by providing financial aid to CMC students on an annual basis.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't donate to the fund, please assist Elsie's cause by sharing this message on every social media platform you can. Let's show the power of social media for a great cause.

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Recent Donations (5)

$135 raised by 5 people in 14 months.

$50.00

Lisa Coker

13 months ago

 
 

$20.00

Anonymous

14 months ago

 

$20.00

Lynne Smith

14 months ago

 
 

May some good and beauty come from this tragedy.

 

$25.00

Colleen Lynn

14 months ago

 
 

I know that your efforts will allow Elsie's legacy to live on to inspire many more art students. I did not know Elsie, but I feel like I did after learning about her story and seeing her wonderful artwork. It is perhaps immeasurable how many people Elsie moved and inspired during her lifetime. She will always have a special place in my heart.

 

$20.00

Karla Ely

14 months ago

 
 

Elsie - your spirit lives on through your art, as well as all of the lives that you touched with it. I'm sorry not to have had the opportunity to meet you in person, but I will seek to learn more about you through your art....

 

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