Grace Lois Bryan, 95, of Albany, Oregon passed away Wednesday.
Grace Lois Bryan passed away peacefully just shy of her 96th birthday in Albany on Wednesday. She was born in Salem to Myrtle and Emslee (Tyler) Reaney.
She met her husband, Cliff, in Medford while he was stationed at the army base. They moved with the military to Tacoma, Washington, then on to Burbank, California, ultimately settling in Albany, Oregon to raise their family.
Grace worked as a teacher's aide at Calapooia and Memorial middle schools until retirement. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi in her early years and was named Valentine's Sweetheart of the Year.
She loved the water and swam at the YMCA twice a week for over 25 years. She could grow the most beautiful flowers and loved working in her vegetable garden. Traveling the state of Oregon was a passion for her. But the best times she had was flying with her husband and fishing! She and her family would go to Suttle Lake every year for a family vacation.
She is survived by her three children: Gary of Mollymook, Australia, Nancy Brown of Albany, James of Albany; two grandchildren: Bree Evans of Honolulu Hawaii, Ande King (husband Cody) of Albany; three great grandchildren: Jordyn and Ryland King, and Niko Evans; and several cousins in Salem, Oregon.
She was predeceased by her husband, Cliff, in 2006 and brothers, Cedric Reaney (1950) and Averill Reaney (1968).
If you wish to make a donation in Grace's name, please send to FISH, 1880 Hill St, Albany or Safe Haven, 32220 Old Highway 34, Albany.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.