Grace Carol Applewhite

November 25, 1934November 2, 2018

Grace Carol McCart Applewhite, devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother went to be with the Lord and Savior on November 2, 2018. Grace was born on November 25, 1934 to Warren and Leona McCart in Ramona, South Dakota. She was the fifth child of seven. The McCart family moved to Oregon when Grace was 2.

Grace graduated from Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon in 1953. She then attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Grace met the love of her life, Carl Applewhite and they married in 1955. Carl was a proud member of the US army and they moved to Kennewick, Washington and then were stationed in El Paso and then relocated to Richland, Washington. After the service, they settled in Houston, Texas. Grace and Carl had 3 children—Karen, Richard and Jeff.

Grace was employed at Brookstone Corporation as Secretary-Treasurer and office manager and retired after 22 years.

Grace enjoyed participating in the activities of her children and grandchildren—Brownies, ball games and school activities. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were truly a source of pure joy for Grace. Grace served as President of the Houston Chapter of Women in Construction and was active in the ministries at Westminster United Methodist Church. After retirement, Grace attended clown school and became Bubbles the clown. She volunteered at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and Georgetown General Hospital. Bubbles brought many smiles to patients and families.

Grace is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Carl Applewhite, her mother Leona, her father Warren, her father in law Dick Applewhite, her mother in law Wilma Applewhite, her brothers Warren Jr and Donnie, her sister Lois and her son in law Dwayne Wells.

Grace is survived by her daughter Karen Wells, sons Richard Applewhite and wife Michelle and Jeff Applewhite and wife Cara. Grandchildren include Amanda Morgan, Jason Applewhite and wife Jessica, Craig Applewhite, Hayley Applewhite and fiancé Bryce, Lauren Applewhite and fiancé Hayden Rachel Applewhite, Bella Burleson. Great grandchildren include Parker Applewhite, Colton Morgan, Hayes Baker and soon to be Deacon Applewhite. Grace is also survived by sisters Virginia Silver and Nora Baker and husband Ron, and brother Larry McCart and wife Ginger and many nieces and nephews and many friends.

The family would like to thank Houston Hospice—the dedicated nurses, doctors and staff for taking such excellent care of Grace in her final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Houston Hospice.


Grace Carol Applewhite

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Casey McCart

November 12, 2018

Was so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Grace. A story that my Dad told me years ago about Aunt Grace that always comes to mind: in the ‘50’s, Aunt Grace was at a stop light and was having car trouble. When the light turned green, the guy in the car behind her started honking. She got out of the car, walked up to the guy and said something to the effect of “why don’t you go fix my car and I’ll sit back here and honk the horn”. Will miss this very special lady.

Lisa Petersen (Baker)

November 12, 2018

Loved Auntie Grace's humor and positive outlook, she was always looking at the bright side. Here is a picture of the last time her siblings were all together - Aunt Virginia, Uncle Larry, Aunt Grace, Cousin Karen & my Mom Nora.
It's a wonderful picture from Nov. 24, 2016.

We will miss you Aunt Grace and all your Oregon relatives send their love to you and the family!