TRAVERSE CITY — Grace Katherine Travis died at home on Nov. 23, 2013, at the age of 66. She was born in Traverse City on May 21, 1947, to Ralph and Arilla (Davis) Travis.
Grace graduated from Kingsley High School in 1965. She graduated from Montcalm Community College with a registered nursing degree in 1987.
Grace’s work history included tenures at Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Hospital, Newberry Regional Psychiatric Hospital, The Veterans Facility in Grand Rapids and Riverside Correctional Facility in Ionia, from which she retired. Upon retirement, she relocated to Traverse City where she has since resided.
Grace enjoyed volunteering at Munson Medical Center and at Traverse Bay United Methodist and Bay Pointe Community churches after retirement from nursing. Grace was a member of Bay Pointe Church.
Grace was fond of reading, painting with oils, yard sales with her sisters, Bible study, and traveling. She loved spending time with her family.
Her son, Michael Allen Christiansen of Traverse City, and granddaughter, Tiffany Christiansen of Chicago, of whom she was so proud, survive Grace. Brothers, Duane (Gay) Travis, William (Yvonne) Travis of Kingsley; sisters, Phyllis (Donald) Hofmeister of Palm Springs, Calif., and Patricia (Gary) Kroupa of Interlochen, also survive; as well as eight nieces, nephews and their children; and a special cousin, Barbara Travis. Grace’s church family and friends were very important to her as well.
Her parents; and an infant daughter, Kathie Ann; predeceased Grace.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at Bay Pointe Community Church, 6880 Secor Road, Traverse City, on Monday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 a.m.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Graces’ honor should consider Munson Medical Center Volunteer Services.
The family chose Covell Funeral Home to handle the arrangements.