Grace Jeanette Boone

April 17, 1919 - November 29, 2007 

Grace Jeanette Boone

April 17, 1919 - November 29, 2007 

Obituary for Grace Jeanette Boone

Jeanette Boone, 88

Grace Jeanette Boone died Thursday, November 29, 2007 at the Keller Center of Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, MI.

Mrs. Boone was preceded in death by: Cletus Pierce, her father, in 1933, her mother, Gladys Robinson Pierce in 1965, and her brother Robert Pierce in 1981.

She is survived by Gordon C. Boone, her husband of 66 years, her son, Michael G. Boone, daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy) Boone Parker, son-in-law, Walter (Dick) R. Parker, and two grandsons, Nathan and Morgan Parker.

Jeanette moved from Iowa to Woodstock IL in 1936. She graduated from Woodstock High School in 1937. After high school, she attended Burroughs Comptometer Office Training in downtown Chicago. Following her training, she worked for Nash & Finch Commodities Brokers and Kelly Girls Temp Services in Chicago.

Gordon and Jeanette were married at the home she and her mother owned in Chicago, August 29, 1941.

While she and her family lived in Michigan City, IN, she was an active member of Parents Council for Retarded Children of LaPorte County, working to build the Therapy Center, a school for children with developmental disabilities.

Moving to Holland in 1959, she became active in a number of organizations: Holland Garden Club, Women’s Society of the First United Methodist Church, Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club. She served as an Officer for all three organizations. She and her husband, Gordon, are founding members of the Tulip City Gem and Mineral Club. She also taught grade school Sunday school for 10 years, and was a member of the Holland United Methodist Church Mission Commission, volunteered at DeGraff Nature Center, and Life Services System, addressing the ongoing needs of disabled individuals.
Jeanette worked for her long time friend, at Annette’s in downtown Holland for more than 20 years, and remained working part time after the business was sold and renamed Cleo’s.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service in celebration of her life will be on Friday, December 28, 11 o’clock in the morning at Holland First United Methodist Church, 57 West 10th Street. There will be a visitation with the family on Thursday, December 27 in the Church Lounge from 7 to 8:30 in the evening.

Memorial Contributions in lieu flowers may be made to the Women’s Society of the First United Methodist Church, The Tulip City Gem and Mineral Club Scholarship Fund, or the Arc, Association for Retarded Citizens.

Arrangements are by Lakeshore Memorial Services in Holland. Visit for additional information.

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