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Violet Marie Grissom
June 27, 1920 - June 24, 2013

Violet Marie Grissom, 92, of Sweet Home passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord Monday, June 24, 2013.

She was born in Quanah, Texas to William H. and Lula (Baxter) Lang. Violet was proud of her meager but family-oriented upbringing.

She married Fred L. Grissom on July 28, 1939. He preceded her in death December 15, 1975. Violet and her family moved to Sweet Home in 1950 where she and her husband had owned and operated a dry cleaning business for several decades.

Violet Marie Grissom



Violet loved gardening and sewing. She was an excellent seamstress and was valued by beloved children and grandchildren as fabricator, designer, and tailor of their clothing. She was known all her life as a beautiful dancer and spent many joyful hours on the dance floor with a live band a good dance partner.

Violet is survived by: her son, Robert; daughters, Edna Pearson, Fern Grissom, Debrah Wolf, and Kathy Steinbacher; sisters, Costilla Carr of Heber Springs, Arkansas and Louise Newman of Merced, California; 18 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; and 10 great, great grandchildern.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; her sons, Freddy and Billy Fred Grissom; granddaughters, Cherl Jean and Kimberly Michelle Grissom; and ten brothers and sisters.

A family graveside service was held on her 93rd birthday, June 27, 2013, at Gilliland Cemetery. Paster Rick Ellingson officiated. A celebration of life was held immediately following the service at the home of Kathy and Tony Steinbacher.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

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