Grace A. James — Rochester

ROCHESTER — The funeral for Grace A. James will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Howe Mortuary in Longmont, Colo. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Loveland Burial Park.

Grace Ann James, 60, formerly a nurse in Rochester, died Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2007) at Banner Gardens Hospice in Mesa, Ariz., following a lengthy illness with cancer.

Born Feb. 17, 1947, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, she grew up in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where she loved to read, search for agate rocks and play the French horn. She attended the University of Indiana for three years on a full music scholarship and graduated with a degree in nursing from Winona State University. She lived in Rochester and was a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic for more than 25 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served a mission in the Brainerd, Minn., area from 2003 to 2004.

Survivors include her husband, Richard James; three children, Roger Wagner, Laura Poffenberger and Carla Mickelson; two stepsons, Jeremy and Donald James; nine grandchildren; her mother; four brothers; and a sister.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at Howe Mortuary.

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