Grace was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Storm Lake, to Harold and Mary Peck. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Storm Lake, and later married Robert Zoma Coombs at St. Mary's Parish on May 21, 1949. She lived in California and Iowa before retiring to Arizona.
Her interests included camping, fishing, gardening, sewing, crocheting, and crossword puzzles. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend who put everyone else's needs before her own.
Grace is survived by her husband, Robert Zoma Coombs; her children Lynn (Steve) Walton; Scott (Lori) Coombs; Pam (Charlie) Yeager; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sisters Katie Letts (Cherokee), Bernice Henke (Cherokee), Rosie Charbonneau (Sioux City); brother Bob Peck (Storm Lake); sisters-in-law Betty Peck (Storm Lake), Lois Peck (Storm Lake), Gloria Lansford (Oregon); and many nieces and nephews.
Our most sincere thanks to the staff at Extended Family, where she lived for the past year. In her increasing battle against dementia, the staff at Extended Family were always patient and loving to her.
Condolences can be sent to 8025 East Nicaragua Drive, Tucson, AZ 85730.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America in Grace Coombs' name by visiting their website at www.alzfdn.org or by calling 1-866-232-8484.
A memorial will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Las Candelas located at 401 East Limberlost in Tucson, AZ. Family and friends are welcome.