Grace was born in Sedro-Woolley on March 11, 1934, the daughter of Lindsay & Hannah (Suiter) Knuth. She was raised and attained her education in Sedro-Woolley. In 1949, she was united in marriage to James Draper in Sedro-Woolley and they made their home and raised their family there. Grace was a devoted wife and mother, and she worked for the Stokely VanKamp and National Frozen Food canneries for many years, retiring in the early 1990’s. Grace was devoted to her family, always there to help with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Grace is survived by her daughters, Colleen Harker and Kathy Swihart and husband Lee all of Sedro-Woolley; sister, Annie Wilson; brothers, Bob Knuth, Lindsay Knuth, Jr., Bill Knuth and Ray Knuth all of Sedro-Woolley; four grandchildren, Marriah Dugger and husband Shannon, Amy Grenier, John Harker and wife Candice and Jamie Everson and husband Ken; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; brother, Marvin Knuth.
The family requests that in memory of Grace, memorials be made to the Alzheimer Association.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00, Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. Share your memories of Grace and sign the online guest register.