Grace E. Bushey went home to Jesus on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the age of 84. Grace was born in Saranac Lake, NY on July 23, 1936, the daughter of Earl and Myrtle (Skeels) Lawrence. After graduating high school, she married and had five children.
Grace held many jobs throughout her life. She cleaned houses, waited tables, tended bar, and even picked apples. Then she went to work for the IRS as a taxpayer representative. She loved that job and stayed until she retired. After retirement, Grace and her second husband George Bushey became foster parents. They enjoyed helping children for many years.
Grace was kind, generous, very outgoing, and always full of stories. She enjoyed a variety of things, among them are hunting, fishing, camping games, music, knitting, crocheting, cooking, baking, reading, and especially bingo! She was also a poet and she wrote poems as a hobby.
Grace served as secretary/treasurer for the Chesterfield Fish and Game Club when she was involved in archery. She was also Choir Director at St. James Episcopal Church in Au Sable Forks which she attended for many years.
Grace loved her God and she loved her family. She was happiest at big family get togethers with children, grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. She opened her heart to everyone.
Grace is preceded in death by her parents Earl and Myrtle Lawrence, her husband George Bushey, her sister Alice Gallo, two brothers Duane and Almon Lawrence, and her son-in-law Charles Estes.
She is survived by her brother Earl (Bud) Lawrence, three daughters and two sons; Sharron and husband Norm Belanger, Mary and husband John Lawrence, and Zana Estes; Joseph Kilburn and wife Sharon, and Duane Kilburn and wife Betty.
She is also survived by four step children, Valerie, Raymond, George, and Earl Bushey, and many foster children. She leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Grace was under the loving care of hospice for over a year and she was ready to go home. She will be greatly missed by all.