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Grace Lillian Zimmer Smith Duchscher
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1920
Death: Jun. 3, 2003

Grace Lillian (Smith) Duchscher
March 17, 1920 - June 3, 2003

Grace Lillian (Smith) Duchscher of Longmont died Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties' Care Center. She was 83.

Mrs. Duchscher was born March 17, 1920, during a blizzard near Orrin, ND., to Rudy and Ada (Hamers) Smith. She had five younger brothers.

On Nov. 23, 1938, she married Gene Zimmer after meeting him while singing in the church choir. They raised their two children in Dickinson, ND.

After Mr. Zimmer's death, she met and married James Duchscher on Sept. 15, 1968. They lived in Sidney, Mont., until Mr. Duchscher's death in 2001.

She was a devout Catholic and will be remembered as a wonderful homemaker, wife and mother.

Mrs. Duchscher enjoyed hunting, playing cards, reading and always looking her best. Her favorite pastime was making sure her house was always spotless.

She was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Zimmer Jr.

She is survived by a daughter, Pat Schmidt, and her husband Bob of Longmont; five brothers, Loris Smith and his wife Donna of Wayne, N.J., Russ Smith and his wife Caroline of Halliday, N.D., Jim Smith of Sanford, Fla., Bob Smith and his wife Betty of Bismarck, ND. and Dick Smith and his wife Dee of Sun City, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Jeff Schmidt and Stacy Blouhm of Longmont and Scott and Terrance Zimmer of Omaha, Neb.; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has been held at Howe Mortuary and Crematory in Longmont.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Applewood Living Center; 1800 Stroh Place, Longmont 80501 or HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette 80026.
Family links: 
  Eugene C. Zimmer (1910 - 1967)
  James L. Duchscher (1920 - 2001)
  Eugene C Zimmer (1940 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes buried by her daughter in a favorite location of Grace's.
Created by: Squirt193
Record added: Feb 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104561419


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