Grace Gaillard

January 7, 1937 - November 21, 2022
Grace  Gaillard

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Grace Gaillard passed away on November 21, 2022 at the Life Care Center of Hendersonville.  She was a native of Henderson County. She was born to Robert E. Gaillard and Mary Ellen Staggs.

Grace was raised in Balfour Village and attended Balfour Elementary and graduated in 1955 from Hendersonville High School. She was secretary of Cal’s Home and Auto Supply before working and retiring from Henderson County School System as payroll clerk.

She was a member of the Hendersonville Soroptimist club and the Henderson County Apple Festival Board for several years.  She was an avid Bearcat Fan and served the Alumni Board fulfilling many responsibilities.  She loved to travel and did so by hosting trips with Globe Treks to many places across the United States.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her sister, Nancy G. Barnett, her brother, Richard E. Gaillard, one niece, three nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 2 at 11 AM at Shepherd Memorial Park.

Graveside Service

Friday, December 2, 2022
11:00 AM

Shepherd Memorial Park - Directions
5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • January 31, 2023
    Betty J Ingersoll says:
    Jan 31, 2023 As a fellow member of HHS class of '55 and old friend of Grace I am so sad to learn of Grace passing away. I reach out now to offer my sympathy to her sister and brother.

  • November 24, 2022
    Martha Gaillard says:
    Dick, Regina and family, Love, sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you during this time. I know you'll miss Grace, but her memories will be with you until you meet again! I'm thankful I visited her with our pastor while she was Grace, and she could talk baseball like she had seen the Braves play last week. I was also blessed to receive communion with her several times before the Covid pandemic. After his prayer, Grace would always thank him for his visit.

  • November 23, 2022
    Alton Connor says:
    My deepest sympathy to Grace's family in her passing. I have known Grace most of my life and I served on the HHS Alumni Association Board with her for a couple of years. Alton Connor (HHS Class of '69)

  • November 23, 2022
    Chris and Lynn Lance says:
    Grace was a joy to know and such fun we had on trips to Dollywood. Hers was a life well lived and she will be missed. We were blessed to call her a friend. Our sympathies to the family.

  • November 23, 2022
    Harold Garren says:
    I’m saddened to hear of Grace’s passing. I can’t ever remember not knowing Grace. All the years as neighbors on Carson Drive were a joy. My deepest sympathies to the family.