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Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary

466 North Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA

OBITUARY

Grace Freitas-Proctor

May 30, 1944January 28, 2020

On Tuesday January 28, 2020, Grace Freitas Proctor, passed away surrounded by family and friends. Grace was born May 30th 1944 in Makawao Maui Hawaii. In 1955 she moved to Santa Clara California with her parents and 3 brothers. She graduated from Santa Clara High School in 1963.Grace enjoyed bowling, playing softball, and spending time with family.

She is survived by her Sister In-law, Darlene Collier, of Valley Springs. Her daughters Kimberly Thompson, Cynthia Proctor and her Son Donald Proctor Jr. (Patricia). Her Grandchildren Ryan (Bethany), Nicole, Joseph (Hailey), Leiloni, Catherine, and Donald Proctor III. Her great-grandchildren Jason, Chloe, Shiloh, Isla Blue, and Rhett. Also, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11AM at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara.

Services

29 February

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary

466 North Winchester Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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Grace Freitas-Proctor

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Patti Proctor

February 26, 2020

I loved your stories. I loved our long talks. Stories of your youth; of you as a young mother; a strong and loving woman. The stories of your life with Don that left me wishing I could have known you two together. All these stories that I use as inspiration in my own life. I will forever cherish our relationship. I will always look to memories of our conversations as guidance thru this life. I'm going to miss everything about you. Thank you for your friendship, your advise and love. You are an example of greatness ♡ rest peacefully ♡

Natalie Poff

February 14, 2020


The owl spirit animal represents the deep connection that you share with wisdom, good judgment, and knowledge. Like the owl, which is known for its sharp vision and keen observation, you also possess insight and intuition. ...
Everyone has their own belief's , some people are drawn to certain animals.
For many years Gracie surrounded herself and her family with a beautiful collection of owls at home.
As teens Gracie was ALWAYS a step ahead of us. We thought we were sneaky🤔,she knew were were just silly. Grace
sat back and observed and let us learn . When we were CAUGHT she would talk to us and laugh with us. But when we were walking away we thought" well that wasn't so bad". Then we would hear "YOUR ON RESTRICTION" .
Time for Natalie to go home
😞 Ok.....
Gracie was THE BEST! Always so calm with us (when I was there WHICH WAS ALOT)but firm.
Looking back now her connection with owls makes perfect sense . She was super wise and keen to our mischief.
I hear owls every night where I live now. It brings me comfort believing that somehow she is connected with these watchers of the night and now her spirit also fly's free among them.
Sharing in your sorrow ,
Natalie



Tawnya Karstrom

February 12, 2020

Auntie Grace,
I always looked forward to seeing you because you reminded me of the strength I have, not to take everything and everyone so seriously. Your smile and laughter always made me feel blessed to be in your company. I do not know where you are but I am sure I will see you someday.
Forever grateful - Tawnya

Lori Fox

February 12, 2020

Oh Auntie...what a bright Spirit you have been to us all. I have so many great memories of you. Watching you play ball, asking you for a piece of bubble-gum (you always had some in your purse), and admiring how in Love with Uncle Donald you were while sitting on his lap at your dinner table when we would come over for a visit as a child brought me so much joy. Boy, time sure does fly...

Although we will all be missing you here on earth, I know what a party they are having for you in the heavens. I imagine you sliding in on home base with that big-ol smile on your face knowing you lived a great life! For that I am truly happy.

Love & Light Auntie Grace...

Debra Cameron

February 12, 2020

Auntie Grace ❤️
What an amazing energy you were here on Earth, and now up in heaven. Give Uncle Donald and my dad the business up there. Thank you for always having my back, especially those teen years when my mom was convinced I wasn't going to make it to adulthood! I will miss your laugh immensely. Thank you for being my aunty when you didn't have to be!! Do they have figgy pudding in heaven??

Kenny Lott

February 12, 2020

Abraham Lincoln once said, It’s not the years in your life that matters, it’s the life in your years”. Aunt Grace lived life to the fullest and helped those around her do the same! She always made me smile and was an advocate for me when I crossed the line... you taught me that not everyone will agree with what I say or do, so do it anyway and do your best!! Your zest for life will continue to flourish in all the lives you touched auntie, I love you!

Cynthia Proctor

February 11, 2020

The greatest mom I could ever ask for. It hurts me deaply to think I won't be able to see or talk to you until we meet in heaven. I will miss my yearly birthday wish from you. Did you give dad that kiss for me? Lol. Rest In Peace Mom.

Lori Freitas

February 11, 2020

Love you auntie Gracie my hero. Hope you are giving your brother's hell up there they deserve it

Nicole Florendo

February 11, 2020

So LUCKY to call you Grandma! My heart hurts from missing you. Love you FOREVER! I'll see you on the other side of the stars. 💫🌟

The gladiolas started to sprout the day after you left.....I SEE YOU GIRL! 😘 THANKS💜

Will Farleigh

February 6, 2020

Miss you Auntie Grace. The toughest lady I ever met with the biggest heart to match. Rest Easy! Love You!!

FROM THE FAMILY