Services for Grace will be Monday, January 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Hope Assembly of God Church 6800 Townsend Ave, Urbandale. Interment will be at the Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery, Merle Hay Road. Family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. at the New Hope Assembly of God Church.
In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Grace Mae Chance was born December 22, 1997 in Grinnell,Iowa to Jay and Shelly (Plumb) Chance. She attended Olmsted Elementary and wasan 8th grader at Urbandale Middle School.
Grace loved school, not only her friends and activities, butshe loved to learn. The ocean, sharks,dolphins, and all things related interested her and she had hopes of being amarine biologist. Grace helped otherssince she was little, always taking people under her wing in their times ofneed. She had a good sense of right and wrong, and would take a stand for whatshe believed. She was a softball playerfor the J-Hawks, played soccer, loved swimming, and wanted to be on thefootball team. Grace loved music. She taught herself to play the piano,saxophone, was active in band, and earned a spot on the school swingchoir.
Grace liked to do everything and anything. She enjoyedanimals and volunteered at the animal shelter with her Mom. Grace and her Dadwere working on a Mustang for her first car. When she told her friends, theydidn't believe she was doing this, so after school there were a group of boysoutside seeing the proof. Grace loved to be with her grandparents and enjoyedthe time spent with them working outside in the garden. She loved dill pickles, red skittles, andwas 99.9% vegetarian, but she would eat hotdogs.
Grace inspired many people with her positive outlook onlife. Grace was wise beyond her age and taught all of us so much. Her familyand friends will remember her quick wit, sense of humor, kind heart, andcontagious smile. She had many friends and loved to help everyone, but her bestfriend was her sister, Sarah.
Grace will be missed by her parents: Jay and Shelly;sister and best friend, Sarah; grandparents: Carol Chance & Bill Fuller ofRockport, TX, Galen & Lola Plumb of Melcher, and Marge Hawn and Barb Plumbof Ankeny; aunt: Sherry & Clint Franklin; uncles: Mark Plumb and ShaneWright; many cousins, and friends. Her grandfather, Jerry Chance, preceded herin death. ... Read More
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Iam very sorry for your loss. I did not know Grace personally, however, i played agenst her for tounrement team. Grace, if you can see this, i tip my hat too you for fighting as hard as you could! Never forgoten #22
We got to meet Grace during a Thanksgiving party at Dallas and Cheryl Gamble's home. She was joking and playing around with my nine year old son like she had known him for years. She was very sweet and had such a huge ... more
Jay, Shelly and Sarah, We did not know Grace but were saddened to hear of your family's loss, and offer sincere sympathy to all your family members. I know she is in the arms of the angels,and know that is little comfor... more
It's a small world...Jay has been my brother's friend (Gary Vander Heiden) since high school, and I went to school with Grace's uncle Mark. Also, our daughters have been playing softball (my daughter plays for Pella) f... more
Our memories of Grace continue to make us laugh and smile. She was so full of life and such a competitor on the Diamond. Her beautiful singing voice and her spirited personality will always be in our hearts. Our praye... more
Jay, Shelly, and Sarah, I attended high school with Jay, and can tell from all of the stories, tributes, and photos she had a heart of gold, just like her daddy. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I rejoice that a w... more