GRACE I. LANDIS
Grace I. Landis, 95, formally of Kennewick, WA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Born August 24, 1924 to Samuel and Aurelia Miner, her youth was spent on a farm in Clarian, Iowa. As an active member in 4-H, she won a trip to Washington D.C. and New York City on an exchange program to promote better understanding of youth from different backgrounds. While working in Seattle, Grace met serviceman, Frank Landis, and were married in 1946 after the war. They settled in the Tri-Cities where they both returned to school to become teachers. Grace taught at Edison Elementary from 1961 till 1985.
Grace was a member of Kennewick First United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Retired Teachers of Kennewick. During retirement she enjoyed volunteering for literacy programs.
Grace will best be remembered for her sweetness, her
, love of teaching, love for her family, and her quite sense of adventured through her many world travels with friends and family. Some of her family’s favorite memories include her learning to buggy board at 75 in Florida and snorkeling at 85 in Hawaii.
Mrs. Landis is survived by her daughter, Peggy Schlatter (Ken), of Olympia, WA; granddaughter, Kristan Schlatter, of Kihei, HI; granddaughter, Stephanie DeMars (Dustin) of Vancouver, WA; brother, Howard Miner of De Monies, IA and numerous nieces and nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Landis; son, Grant Landis; son, Kent Landis; daughter, Sally Landis; brother, Glenn Miner.
Service is planned for 2:00p.m. on November 16th at the First United Methodist Church in Kennewick.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Grace’s name.