Grace Ann DeVries
Grace Ann DeVries went to be with her Lord, Saturday evening, March 5, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, SD, surrounded by family and friends. Grace’s commitment to her family, to her Sunday School Class, and to her music students was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Grace Ann Dolezal was born on Sept. 9, 1960, in Kadoka, the daughter of Larry and Joy (Ramey) Dolezal of Belvidere. After graduation from Kadoka High School she was united in marriage to Tom DeVries on Aug. 26, 1978. They made their home in the Belvidere and Midland communities. Two daughters, Sarah and Trisha, made their family complete.
She is survived by her husband, Tom, Midland; two daughters, Sarah DeVries, Rapid City, and Trisha DeVries, Midland, and her husband-to-be, Landon Bork, Okaton; her parents, Larry and Joy Dolezal, Belvidere; her sister, Carmen Nemec, and her husband, Jim, Belle Fourche; her brother, John Dolezal, and his wife, Jamie, Belvidere; her grandmother, Blanche Dolezal, Philip; her grandfather, James Ramey, Deadwood; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of a funeral service, the family held an informal come and go visitation from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at Belvidere Community Hall, attended by Pastor Gary McCubbin and Pastor Gus Craven. Any of her former piano students who would like to play a piece for Grace will be welcome to do so during the time of visitation.
A private family service and burial will be held at a later date at the Belvidere Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital and Eagle’s Nest Life Center.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka. Her online guest book is available at http://www.rushfuneralhome.com.
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