Grace Luxon (Nymeyer)

  Grace Luxon, also known as Grace Nymeyer, 77, of Lynden, was taken to her heavenly home on June 9, 2018 while surrounded by the love of her family. Grace was a lady of great faith, facing her last days with peace and confidence.

  Born Benora Helen Grace Manary in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, on Feb. 5, 1941 to Robert and Benora Manary, Grace grew up in Vancouver, B.C., where she thrived in school while developing her love of writing, music, piano, painting, drawing and gardening, until she was swept off her feet by a dashing American serviceman attending Western Washington State College in Bellingham, Eugene Clark Luxon.

  After marrying Gene on Oct. 25, 1957, she moved to Washington where their four children were born. During their 51 years together, Grace worked tirelessly with her husband raising their family, entertaining guests from near and far, running a small family farm, and building many beautiful homes in Washington, Oregon and California. After their children were grown, the couple settled in Abbotsford, B.C., Birch Bay and Lynden while she worked as the office manager of Lynden Family Chiropractic until 2013. She married Richard Nymeyer of Lynden on June 2, 2015, and she passed away one week after their third anniversary.

  Her gracious nature exemplified her name. Grace enjoyed people and was always ready with a kind word and listening ear. She loved faithfully, inspired others and encouraged many, while warmly tending her home, koi pond and rose gardens.

  Grace was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Gene Luxon; her parents, Bob and Nora Manary; sister Marilyn Van Nuys; and niece Vikki Carlson Grant.

  She is survived by her four children, Tim (Bev) Luxon of Kirkland, Tralee (Samuel) Randolph of Merced, California, Lane Luxon of Sumas, and Andrew Luxon of Merced, California; two grandsons, Jeremy Luxon of Seattle and Aaron Luxon of Kirkland; sister Dorothy (Frank) Carlson of Arlington; nephews Steve (Brenda) Carlson of Woodinville and Gary (Shawna) VanNuys of Abbotsford, B.C., and niece Sarah VanNuys of Maple Ridge, B.C.

  She is also survived by her second husband of three years, Richard Nymeyer of Lynden; his three children, Jaylene (Ken) Berg of Everson, Julie (Matthew) Bovenkamp of Puyallup, and Jen (Chas) Dugaw of Mount Vernon; and his numerous grandchildren.

  A Celebration of Life service was held on Friday, June 22, in Faith Community Church, 586 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd., Lynden, with a reception following. Private burial was in Monumenta Cemetery, with arrangements by Sig’s Funeral Services.

  The family thanks Whatcom Hospice, Northwest Calvary Chapel and Faith Community Church. Memorial contributions may also be made to Gideons International. Readers are encouraged to share memories and condolences online at