Roy W. Grace Memorial Fund
$220 raised
3 contributors
5 Years running
As most of you already know we lost a dear family member in Roy. The Roy W Grace Memorial Fund will help Kim and the boys.

This will be a way for us, family and friends, to support Kim, Ezzra and Asa even though we are unable to be there in person.
Roy Wesley Grace, 47, of Whittier Road in Tamworth, NH, died unexpectedly on December 8, 2012. He was born on September 30, 1965 in Roswell, New Mexico, and leaves behind his wife Kimberly Seamans-Grace and sons Ezra Kohl and Asa Winslow Grace. Roy was predeceased by his son Alden Wilder. Roy's family, Larry and Judy Grace of Tamworth, and sisters Deborah Lee Grace Swisher of Conway and Teresa Ann Grace of Tamworth, along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews, also mourn this loss.

When Roy was born, the doctor exclaimed as he passed the new baby to his mom, "This boy needs a shave and a haircut!" His thick red hair and mustache have been trademarks almost ever since. Roy was an acolyte and Sunday school teacher at St. Andrew's until he was 18. He was a loving son.

Roy met his wife Kim when they were sophomores at Kennett High School. They have made their life together in Roy's family homestead in Tamworth. They spent the first seven years of marriage lovingly renovating their house; Roy even sold his beloved white Jeep to put on a new roof! He spent long spring days in the sap house and summer hours in his gardens with Kim, Ezra and Asa. He loved to raise and put up his own food. He couldn't get enough of Kim's amazing cooking, often bragging that he ate better than anyone he knew.

His life was full of adventures. In his young adult years he'd pool his money with friends to take cross-country journeys on one of his "forty eleven motorcycles" to Alaska or in Florida, with those "dang red boots" and cans of Dinty Moore. Once his boys were born, he became utterly devoted to his family, and scaled back his journeying to shorter but no less tame bucks' weekend jaunts to Clifford Lake. Roy loved a campfire, around which he'd share his stories with his sons and friends. He and his boys began to have adventures of their own, skiing, 4-wheeling, and even being chased by a bear.

Unfailingly strong and generous, Roy never hesitated to help people. Whether giving up every weekend for a whole summer to build a friend's house or fixing his sister-in law's car, moving someone to a new home, or simply raking leaves that needed tending, Roy would just happen to show up when needed most. Devoted to his family, they became his ultimate priority and focus. This affection extended to his work family, for whom he had great love and affection.

Roy worked at Granite State Glass for more than 25 years, first as a glazier, then managing and traveling with commercial crews, and finally running the Conway store after his boys were born, in order to stay at home with his family. Roy spent a lot of time coaching his sons and many other kids for the Tamworth Outing Club Cal Ripken teams and ski program, both programs he had grown up with and enjoyed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tamworth Outing Club for the baseball and ski programs through the Tamworth Foundation, PO Box 128, Tamworth NH 03886 , or to the Down Syndrome Foundation, 17186 Daniel Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55346.

A celebration of Roy's life will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 2pm at St. Andrews In the Valley, Whittier Road (Old Route 25), Tamworth. A reception will follow.
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