July 2008
Grace Tacorda
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 9, 1943
  • Date of passing: May 9, 2011
"O grave, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?" 1 Cor 15:55

This memorial website was created in the memory of Grace Tacorda, to share information about the funeral services, as well as to share thoughts and memories of her. Please also use this site to post tributes here and photos in the gallery of Grace as an ongoing memorial to her!

Updates: 

Time of Celebration Service on Sunday changed to 5:30pm!  Please make a note of it.

Sorry there was a glitch for most of the day on the site, and it wasn't allowing postings, but it seems that it is fixed now.

Viewing

Friday, May 13 from 5pm - 8pm (drop-in).  Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA  (888) 274-7412  http://www.lifemarkgroup.com/hayward/             Viewing from 5-8 with informal prayer and open reflection from 6-7pm.  Light refreshments served.  All are welcome!  Please bring photos and memories about Grace to leave on our Memory Board.  

Burial Service

Saturday, May 14 at 10am.  Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA  (888) 274-7412  http://www.lifemarkgroup.com/hayward/                   Gravesite service with Japanese lunch following the service at Kokyo Buffet, 1051 B Street, Hayward, CA.  Directions to lunch will be provided at the service.

Celebration of Life Memorial Service

Sunday, May 15 at 5:30pm.  Harvest Christian Church, 2798 Bay Road, Redwood City, CA (650) 969-9242 http://www.harvestrc.org/                                                                      Celebration of the life of Grace Tacorda!  My mom wanted a happy celebration, so feel free to wear happy colors.  A Filipino style dinner catered by Ongpin of Daly City following the service in the Fellowship Hall at the church.  www.ongpin.com  Please bring photos and memories to put on the Memory Board

Donations

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Abundant Life Care to support work with orphanages in Southeast Asia and India.  This charity and those that run it were near and dear to my mother's heart.  Please visit http://abundantlifecare.net/ and select "How to Give" on the lefthand side.  Put "In Memory of Grace Tacorda" on checks or as a notation on your online gift. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rev. Ruud on 10th October 2014

"Dear Grace, "Wising you a very Happy Birthday" Thinking of you often.

Looking forward to seeing you one day again.

Miss seeing that smiling face.

Lee Ruud & Family"

This tribute was added by Betty Christian on 9th October 2014

"Happy Birthday Sister Grace, You are in a heavenly place. I hope that you, Faye, and Kathy are saving a seat for me. I look forward to seeing you again when our father calls me home. I miss you at Abundant Life. I will never forget you and Jose praying for healing of my back. God heard your prayers. God bless your family and all those that knew you, and love you. In Him"

This tribute was added by Rev. Ruud on 9th May 2013

"Dear Grace, On the 2nd Anniversary of your Home going to the Lord! We remember your lovely smile Grace! We will forever miss You!
Love from Lee, Praveena & John Daniel Ruud"

This tribute was added by Eve Vandenbroeck on 11th October 2012

"Dearest Grace, today is a celebration of your presence on this earth. It is a tribute to the Lord who created you in beauty. You life illuminated the knowledge of The Word of God to many who had not understood its depth and significance. Your days were those of quality and purpose.

I miss you, my lovely friend, and I hope to see you soon. In the meantime, I pray for your family that misses you"

This tribute was added by Eve Vandenbroeck on 11th October 2012

"Precious Grace, this is a celebration day of the day the Father revealed your existance to the world. As a tiny baby girl, you could not have know  how many lives you would touch with encouragement, love, and your knowledge of the Lord of Glory. Your life illuminated the Word to many who had never know our Savior.
I miss you."

This tribute was added by Rev. Ruud on 15th May 2012

"Dear Grace, We miss you very much! We know that you are in a better place! Always remembering your kind Smile! Love from Lee, Praveena & John Daniel Ruud."

This tribute was added by Diana Bracamonte on 9th May 2012

"Grace, Missing your smile and sweet spirit. You made me laugh and always had time to talk and laugh.  The world needs more people like you.  Love and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Eve Vandenbroeck on 9th May 2012

"Dearest Joe, just looking through each of these lovely pictures was a cherished moment. I did not sleep at all last night; perhaps I was thinking of my Grace as I remembered that she left us to go to Jesus. Surely, she is happier; but I miss her more than words can say. Her flowers, her words, her smile, and her hugs were "forever" gifts to me. I will always love her. God bless you, Joe!"

This tribute was added by Devanushi C Srinivas on 9th May 2012

"Grace i'm sure  heaven is a better place because of you just like you made the world a better place by your presence kindness  and love.We miss you very much but we are assured that your are blessing us everyday and with us always in our hearts.Love you a lot dear friend.---Dc, Srinivas and Tutu."

This tribute was added by Rev. Ruud on 11th October 2011

"Dear Grace, I wish you a Happy Birthday. Love you & Miss You! Lee & Praveena Ruud"

This tribute was added by Joslyn Faust on 10th October 2011

"Happy Birthday yesterday mom!  We love you and will miss you always."

This tribute was added by Eve Vandenbroeck on 10th October 2011

"My Grace, you are never forgotten by me. My mind drifts back to all that you did for me; the coffee, the flowers, the words of encouragement, and the prayers. Even now I wish that I could reach the phone and call you; but you are in a better place. I hope that I will be with you"

This tribute was added by Diana Bracamonte on 5th June 2011

"Grace, you will be missed. Our prayers are with your family.  I know you're dancing on streets of gold!  Love Joe and Diana Bracamonte"

This tribute was added by Robert Tacorda on 17th May 2011

"Auntie Dolly, I love you and miss you so much. The past couple of days I have reminisced the amazing love you had for our family, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for always understanding me during my adolescent years. I <3 you"

This tribute was added by DONALD & GLENDA BROWN on 16th May 2011

"WE LOVE YOU GRACE AND WE WILL SEE YOU SOON WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS OK. WE WILL STAY IN TOUCH WITH JOSE.
ALL OUR LOVE
DON & GLENDA"

This tribute was added by Betty Christian on 14th May 2011

"Dear Sister Grace,

I am sad that you have gone home so soon. Yet, we were blessed to have you for 65 healthy years. We know that you are with the Lord. Thank you for your loving prayers."

This tribute was added by veronica be on 14th May 2011

"Dear Tacorda Family,
There are so many wonderful memories of Grace. Each of them bears the glory of God. I know that she is with the Lord rejoicing. My prayer is that each of you will be comforted by the Spirit of God. Much love veronica"

This tribute was added by Erin Norman on 14th May 2011

"Dearest Grace- You will be missed greatly.  You are one of the sweetest and kindest women I have ever known.  Not only were you a sweet soul, you were a wonderful neighbor.  I'll think of you always, especially in the spring when the flowers bloom."

This tribute was added by Lisa Tafoya on 13th May 2011

"Grace,
Your smile aways brought the love of Jesus into the room. You'll be missed so much.  Joe will love you and will keep you in our prayers.  Love Ray & Lisa"

This tribute was added by Loretta Rhine on 13th May 2011

"Sister Grace, you are a woman of God whom I am honored to know in Christ Jesus. I will miss seeing your heart and smile. I am filled with joy for you; knowing that you are in the presence and care of your Heavenly Father."

This tribute was added by Irene Jotie on 13th May 2011

"Dear Grace, I'll never forget the kindness & hospitality you & Joe offered when hosting bible study in your home. I am truly blessed to have met you thru my parents (Herman & Bea). I will always remember you as a strong woman in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Chandra Chap on 12th May 2011

"Dear Ms. Grace, I will miss you.  I know that you are with our Lord Jesus.  You had encouraged me greatly through your partnership in prayer and financial support. Your children and grandchildren will be blessed because of  you and your husband had e"

This tribute was added by Chandra Chap on 12th May 2011

"Dear Ms. Tacorda,
I remember you and your husband, Mr. Tacorda praying for me when I left for a mission work in Cambodia in 2007.  I am sorry that I did not come to see you after I returned last year.  I want to say, Thank you."

This tribute was added by Michele Dierberger on 12th May 2011

"Grace,
  I will always remember your warmth, hospitality and good cooking! Joslyn and family, I am really sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by ELVI ANCHETA on 12th May 2011

"When a loved one becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. The happy memories we shared the last 42 years are treasured moments and will sustain us during these difficult times of bereavement and extreme sadness. You'll forever be in our heart"

This tribute was added by Eve Vandenbroeck on 12th May 2011

"My precious sister, you are in His presence. You see HIM who we long to see. You look into HIS eyes as I wish I could. For you it is a celebration, but I will miss you more than words can say. I already miss you so much, my little one."

This tribute was added by michelle l on 12th May 2011

"Dear Grace,

I love you and miss you! I now know you're in
Heaven. I'm happy for you! I know you are with God and Jesus!!

Love,
your friend Sophia"

This tribute was added by Rev. Ruud on 11th May 2011

"Dear Grace,

I am sad to know you have gone Home.

I know that you have gone to be with the Lord.

You were like my own Mother. You were a Mother to Praveena & me!

If I could describe you, I would use the word, KIND! Grace Tacorda is a very kind lad"

This tribute was added by Marissa Ligan on 11th May 2011

"I will always remember your joyful conversations and your trust and love for our Lord! Grace, you have been a blessing more than you even know! We wll surely miss you but we know that you are in the best place being with the Lord!"

This tribute was added by Joyce Saltzman on 11th May 2011

"Dear Tacorda Family;
I am so sorry to hear about Grace. May God bless and comfort you during this sorrowful time. Grace was a wonderful woman of God and had the wonderful gift of Hospitality. Please know she will always be in my heart forever."

This tribute was added by Devanushi C Srinivas on 11th May 2011

"Dearest Grace,
Its because of you that i am a mother today!!!YOur paryers have given me a healthy boy, the worlds best gift.You are our guardian angel and will always be.We love you very very much.My love to your family through this time."

This tribute was added by Kristin Kirkorian on 11th May 2011

"Dearest Grace and Family;
There are people in this world who touch your life and change you for the better; Grace was that teacher, friend and sister. I love her dearly and the world is a better place because Grace was in it.  Christ be praised."

This tribute was added by Joslyn Faust on 11th May 2011

"Happy mother's day mom!  You have always been the best party planner, and we're still amazed at how much of your final parties that you pre-planned.  We love you and we'll miss you always."


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