Grace Vivian Ross Kimmey
Grace Vivian Ross Kimmey, a woman who loved getting to know those around her, died peacefully at her home, in the presence of family, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. She was 90.
Mrs. Kimmey was born on July 6, 1923, on Staten Island, to the late Herbert and Ada (née Hoerle) Ross.
She and her siblings grew up in Altamont and graduated from the Altamont High School.
She married Robert Burns Kimmey on June 12, 1948, and the couple lived in Altamont for many years. Their older children attended the Altamont Elementary School.
Mrs. Kimmey and her husband were very active at St. John’s Lutheran church and in other community endeavors, wrote her family in a tribute.
While living in Altamont, she worked at the New York State Nurses’ Association.
The Kimmeys moved to Voorheesville, and then to Rutland, Vt., where Mrs. Kimmey lived for the rest of her life.
While living in Rutland, she worked with CVPS.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and participated in many church activities, always willing to bring a pot of soup or batch of cookies to share, wrote her family.
She volunteered at the Rutland Community Cupboard and the Rutland Regional Medical Center.
She had a beloved cat, Mr. B.
“Grace loved getting to know all the details about those around her, including all the wonderful caregivers she interacted with during her recent stay at Rutland Regional,” her family wrote.
Mrs. Kimmey is survived by two daughters, Lisa Parker Kimmey Wilson and Gretchen Dee Kimmey, and her fiancé, John H.R. Bullard, of Rutland, Vt.; a son, Christopher Robert Kimmey and Ann Givens, of Grantham, N.H.; three grandchildren, Aaron Davis, and his wife, Terri Tuomisto-Davis, and Ryan Davis, and his fiancée, Kristen McElroy, of Rutland, Vt., and Megan Johnson, and her husband, Steve, of Barnard, Vt.; and two great-grandchildren, Shay and Harmony Johnson.
Her husband, Robert Kimmey, died before her, on Dec. 12, 2005. Her brother, Everett Ross, also died before her, as did her sisters, Ruth Sager and Constance Webber, and her niece, Davia Kimmey.
A memorial service was held on April 12 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rutland, Vt.
Arrangements were by the Tossing Funeral Home in Rutland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1 Hillside Road, Rutland, VT 05701, or to the Rutland Community Cupboard, 191 Columbia Ave., Rutland, VT 05701.