ForeverMissed

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. 

Posted by Rev. Ruud on October 10, 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
Posted by Betty Christian on October 9, 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
Posted by Rev. Ruud on May 9, 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
Posted by Eve Vandenbroeck on October 11, 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
Posted by Eve Vandenbroeck on October 11, 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.
Posted by Rev. Ruud on May 15, 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.
Posted by Eve Vandenbroeck on May 9, 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!
Posted by Devanushi C Srinivas on May 9, 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.
Posted by Diana Bracamonte on May 9, 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!
Posted by Rev. Ruud on October 11, 2011
Dear Grace, I wish you a Happy Birthday. Love you & Miss You! Lee & Praveena Ruud
Posted by Joslyn Faust on October 10, 2011
Happy Birthday yesterday mom! We love you and will miss you always.
Posted by Eve Vandenbroeck on October 10, 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
Posted by Diana Bracamonte on June 5, 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
Posted by Robert Tacorda on May 17, 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
Posted by DONALD & GLENDA BROWN on May 16, 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
Posted by veronica be on May 14, 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
Posted by Betty Christian on May 14, 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.
Posted by Erin Norman on May 14, 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.
Posted by Lisa Tafoya on May 13, 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
Posted by Loretta Rhine on May 13, 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.
Posted by Irene Jotie on May 13, 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.
Posted by Chandra Chap on May 12, 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
Posted by Chandra Chap on May 12, 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.
Posted by Michele Dierberger on May 12, 2011
Grace,
 I will always remember your warmth, hospitality and good cooking! Joslyn and family, I am really sorry for your loss.
Posted by ELVI ANCHETA on May 12, 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
Posted by Eve Vandenbroeck on May 12, 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.
Posted by michelle l on May 12, 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
Posted by Joslyn Faust on May 11, 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.
Posted by Rev. Ruud on May 11, 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
Posted by Marissa Ligan on May 11, 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!
Posted by Joyce Saltzman on May 11, 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.
Posted by Devanushi C Srinivas on May 11, 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.
Posted by Kristin Kirkorian on May 11, 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.

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Rev. Ruud on October 10, 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
Posted by Betty Christian on October 9, 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
Posted by Rev. Ruud on May 9, 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
Recent stories
Shared by DONALD & GLENDA BROWN on May 16, 2011

GRACE WAS SUCH A PRAYER WARRIOR , MY WIFE GLENDA HAD CANCER OF THE BREAST AND SHE PRAYED ALONG WITH MANY OTHER SAINTS AND SHE WAS HEALED, AND IS STILL HEALED 3 YEARS AGO PRAISE THE LORD.

DON & GLENDA BROWN.

Shared by Ezra Autajay on May 15, 2011

      When my brothers and I were growing up, Aunite Dolly was staying with us and would "baby sit us"  she would make sure we did our homework and stayed out of trouble.( what kind of trouble can three boys get into?) . She had good practice on us. Because she had raised two great kids, Joel and Joslyn. Then when she met Uncle Joe (before he was our Uncle)  the three of us  were the ones chaperoning them.
Thank you Auntie Dolly for being  with us you have touched our lives in a very special way. And I know that you are there with our Lord in a beautiful place watching over us.

Shared by Ruztom David Bella on May 14, 2011
   My beloved twin, Dolly,
 
                    I am eternally grateful to God for the rare privilege of having a twin       like you. You are an angel in so many ways in my life.
                    Thank you for the loving care and loving kindness to us. Through         all these years.
                   You are always a part of our evening prayer.
 
                    Dolly..Paalam...
 
                                                                     Lovingly,
                                                                             Bles
                                                                               Concep
                                                                                  Dave
                                                                                    Marck

                                                                                       Lara