Deborah Grace
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Obituary of Deborah Grace

Deborah Buchanan Grace, 85, of San Carlos, passed away in her home on June 26, 2018 with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Mary Buchanan, sisters Molly Peacock and Marguerite Beitzel, and her son, Gordon. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Grace-Clark, and her son, James Grace and three grandchildren, Sarah and John Grace and Joshua Clark.


During her life, Deborah traveled extensively, visiting Japan, Kenya, China, Europe and the Amazon among others. Many of these places she served in short-term Christian missions. She was skilled at crafting and used that love to volunteer at community organizations, including Help One Child. She loved pets and leaves behind her cat, Mitu.


Visitation will be held at Spangler Mortuary, 399 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos on July 5, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Family and friends are also invited to a memorial service on Friday, July 6 at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 1839 Arroyo Ave, San Carlos.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of the charities that were important to Deborah:

- Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (

- Peninsula Humane Society (

- Alzheimer’s Disease Research [BrightFocus Foundation] (

- Second Harvest Food Bank (