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Grace Villareal Bob

January 11, 1941 — January 25, 2024

Born in Eagle Pass, TX on January 11, 1941, Grace passed away in Bellingham, WA on January 25, 2024.
Raised by her grandmother since the age of nine, Grace lived in Crystal City, TX before moving to Toppenish, WA. While on a trip to Canada they discovered the town of Lynden, instantly falling in love and moving there in 1954. Grace later moved to Bellingham to help raise her siblings with her mother, Maria Menchaca Garcia. She also worked at Cascade Cleaners and Georgia-Pacific until it closed in 2007.
She was an active member at Church of the Assumption, supporting the Assumption School and the Hope House. She also spent many years singing in the church choir, and participated in the Catholic Daughters #243 where she served as treasurer, and the Charismatic Prayer Group, (currently the Prayer Ministry) which she attended weekly. She especially enjoyed sitting the presence of Jesus during Adoration. Grace loved canning fruit and vegetables, working in her garden, and tending to her beautiful flowers. She was gifted at making all kinds of floral arrangements with fresh and dry flowers and enjoyed making jewelry, engaging with the Pacific Arts Group for 17 years. There was nothing she was afraid to try!
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Esperanza “Hope” Menchaca; mother, Maria Garcia; brothers, Roger and Greg Garcia; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence A. Bob, Sr.; four stepchildren, Clarence Bob, Jr., James H. Bob (Darci), Gwendolyn Peterson, and Mabel Bob; seven grandchildren; sisters, Rosa “Rosie”, Patty, and Vickie; brothers, Tony (Vickie), Oscar (Kathy), Ernest (Julie) and Everett Garcia; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A prayer service will be held at 6:00pm on Monday, February 5 at Westford Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, February 6 at Church of the Assumption followed by a reception. She will be laid to rest at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale.
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Prayer Service

Monday, February 5, 2024

Starts at 6:00 pm (Pacific time)

Westford Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1301 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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