Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Grace Elizabeth Miesen, passed away at age 85 on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
James Ellis and Rose Jane Styk welcomed her to the family on October 24, 1937, in Lansing, North Carolina. She grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains along Little Horse Creek.
She married the love of her life, John Jacob Miesen, a member of the U.S. Air Force, in Fairfax, VA., on July 28, 1960. Along the way, they raised seven children while stationed in Washington DC, Illinois, Alaska, and Texas. Since 1972, they have called Schertz, Texas home.
She will be remembered for her contagious smile, her laughter, and love. She was a cherished employee of Boysville in Converse, Texas, and had a gift for helping the children when they first arrived.
The focus of her life was her large family and her dogs. Together, they enjoyed many camping trips to Canyon Lake and Lake Wood. She loved to travel, crochet, color, and sew.
Grace is survived by her husband John Jacob Miesen; Her children – John Miesen, Marcie Sinclair and her husband Thomas, Mark Miesen and his wife Bea, Susan Veres and her husband Bill, Mary Talley and her husband Matt Castillo, Thomas Miesen and his wife Idalia, Cathy Miesen and her husband John Seeley; Her grandchildren – Carolyn McCarty and her husband Michael, Melissa Pactanac and her husband James, Erin Samora and her husband Jordan, Elizabeth Talley, Christina Talley, Christopher Miesen, Jason Miesen, and James Miesen; Her step-grandchildren – Cortney Anvari and her husband Amir, Nick Sinclair, Matthew Castillo, Gabriel Castillo, Hailey Castillo, Shawn Marker, and Jeanette Buehring; Her great-grandchildren – Benjamin Pactanac, Grace Pactanac, Caleb McCarty, Luke Pactanac, Garrett Samora, Josh McCarty, Adam Samora, Gabriel McCarty, Corban McCarty, Elliana Samora, William Anvari, Greyson Anvari, Emery Buehring, and Ava Buerhing. She was excited to welcome one more great-grandchild to the family in July.
A Visitation will be held at Schertz Funeral Home on Thursday December 8th, 2022 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM, with a Rosary being recited at 6:30PM. The Funeral Service will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Friday December 9th, 2022 at 11:30AM followed by a funeral procession to Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery for the Graveside Service.