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JUDITH GAP — Grace Heller, of Judith Gap, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Valle Vista Manor in Lewistown, following a short illness.

She was born in Moore on July 30, 1932, to Ted and Mae (Best) Wight. At an early age, Grace and her siblings went to live with an aunt and uncle in Judith Gap. Grace worked at the Judith Gap School as a secretary for many years and enjoyed tending bar at the Bar 100, visiting with many friends from the area. She also enjoyed needlepoint crafts and growing flowers. Grace's daughter-in-law said Grace was the best mother-in-law anyone could have ever had, and the feeling was mutual! Grace will be missed by family and community alike.

A celebration of Grace's life will be held later in the summer. Online condolences may be shared with Grace's family at

She is survived by her sons, Steven, Kevin and Terry (Terry) Vorhes; brothers Doug and Gene Wight; sisters Joy (Bob) Hudson, Marge (Larry) Clark and Shirley (Duane) Allar; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; aunt and uncle Ruth and Frank Jewell; and brothers Ted, Harry and George.

Perkins Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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