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 Christeenia Grace <I>William</I> Prescott

Christeenia Grace William Prescott

Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Death 9 Dec 2011 (aged 81)
Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 82280699 · View Source
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Christeenia Grace Prescott (Grace)

Grace Prescott 81, of Boise, passed away the afternoon of December 9th, 2011 at St. Luke's hospital, Meridian, ID, with loving family at her side.

Grace was born March 25th, 1930 in Topeka, Kansas to George and Sadie William. She was raised on a farm with her parents and 12 siblings. She was educated in St. George, Kansas.

Grace married Robert Haas in 1949 and moved to Pocatello, ID where her husband's family lived.. While living in Pocatello, she had two daughters: Christeenia and Sherrie. She later moved to Payette ID with her husband and his family where she had two sons: Robert and Hyrum. Grace and Robert later divorced.

While working as a waitress in Payette, she met and married Donald Elmquist who had two children: David and Donna. She had two children with Donald: a son, Augustus "Gus", and a daughter, Muriel. Donald and Grace moved the family to Garden Valley, ID and ran a mining and logging business. Donald died in a logging accident in 1963.

Grace drove the logging truck to keep the business going for a few months, but found it difficult to continue the business during the winter with six children to care for.

Grace moved her family to Eagle, ID where she later met and married Samuel Franklin, They were later divorced. During this time she worked for Birds Eye Frozen Foods in Nampa, ID. She was there for many years as a quality control officer, until the plant closed. Grace then went to work for Fresca Mexican Foods, where she worked until 1980.

On April 7, 1980, she married James Prescott, who had a daughter, Sandra Matthews. Grace helped operate the Lazy J Bar and worked as a seasonal receptionist at H&R Block for twenty years. She then joined the American Legion Auxiliary, where she has been very active for 13 years.

Grace was the President of the American Legion Auxiliary Eagle Unit, and the VAVS (Veterans Administration Volunteer Services) chairman for the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Idaho. She volunteered many hours at the Veteran's Hospital serving meals, organizing functions, and visiting with the veterans. This was the highlight of her life.

Grace is survived by her husband, James Prescott; daughter, Christeenia "Chris" (Donald) Stuart (grandchildren, Teresa (Howard) Harshman with two great-grandchildren, and Dawn (Keith) Crockett, with four great-grandchildren); daughter, Sherrie (Jerry) Cook (grandchildren, Tammy Satterfield, with five great-grandchildren, Tanya Miller, with three great-grandchildren, and Terri Giddeon, with three great-grandchildren); son, Robert Haas (grandson, Kirk Haas); son, Hyrum (Donna) Haas (grandson, Brian Haas, with two great-grandchildren); son, Augustus "Gus" (Sheryl) Elmquist (grandchildren, James "Jimmy" Elmquist and Heather Elmquist); daughter, Muriel Elmquist; stepson, David (Mari) Elmquist (grandchildren, Donald Elmquist, Douglas (Jenni) Elmquist, with two great-grandchildren, and Christopher Elmquist); stepdaughters, Donna Elmquist and Sandra Matthews (grandchildren Gerry (Jessica) Kassianos, with one great-grandchild and Michelle Matthews); two brothers: Warren (Dorothy) William and Roger (Donna) William; five sisters: Pauline (Chester) Dinger, Lena Harms, Betty Mallon, Rose Mathieu, Lois (Larry) Gerry; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Grace was preceded in death by her mother and father; and brothers: Edgar, Francis, Raymond, Gerald and Willard.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 25th 2012 from 2-4 pm at the Meridian American Legion Hall 22 W Broadway Meridian, ID.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Case and the staff at St. Luke's Meridian for all their compassion in our time of need. Our thanks go out to all our friends for their comfort and prayers.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 82280699
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christeenia Grace William Prescott (25 Mar 1930–9 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82280699, citing Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .