Grace was very talented. She excelled in everything she did from training young horses to painting some of the most beautiful mountain scenery and ocean beaches, along with being the rural route mail carrier. She was a contractor for 22 years at the Noxon Post Office. During this time she helped a motorist to safety that had lost control of his car on the slippery, snow packed Highway 200 and had gone into the freezing Clark Fork River. He would surely have drowned had Grace not given him help getting out of the river. Grace was truly an angel who loved to help people and I miss her so very much. She gave sight to a 79 year-old man who was totally blind with the gift of the cornea’s from her eyes. I was truly blessed being her husband.
Grace raised and trained horses both Arabian and American Quarter Horse on her small ranch at Noxon, along with draft horses. She did horse logging at various times for people in the valley.
Grace did Bob Ross style oil painting of different scenes around the area. She loved to paint mountain scenes, old barn type buildings, etc.
Grace is survived by her husband, Phillip Peter Gary Stover; sisters, Jan and Mary Ann; a daughter, Dianne; a son, Phillip Michael and daughter-in-law Susanne; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Grace will be missed by all who knew her.
A memorial will be held Tuesday, May 30 at her home at 11 Pine Tree Lane in Trout Creek starting around Noon. Everyone who would like to attend is welcome.