Thursday, June 5, 2014

Grace Marilyn Warfield

Grace Marilyn Warfield passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at her home in Orlando after a lifelong  struggle with Acute Intermittent Porphyria.  Grace was born April 14, 1970 in LaGrange, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.  Grace was Miss LaGrange in 1986 and being a talented and avid baton twirler all through school, was named Miss Twirl in 1991.  Grace started her modeling career in high school with John Casablancas.  Grace moved to Orlando in 1992.  She played Pluto at Disney and was a member of the project team that built the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom.  Grace was a spokesperson for the American Porphyria Foundation and organized several fundraisers. 

Grace is survived by her parents, Robert and Rose Mary Warfield, sisters, Leann Warfield Brezinsky and Beverly Boesch, brother, Robert C. Warfield, brother-in-law, Jerome Brezinsky, three nephews, Joshua Boesch, Robert A. Warfield and William Warfield, and her beloved Yorkies, Teddy and Scooter. 

A Mass and memorial service will be held on June 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Porphyria Foundation, 4900 Woodway Drive, Suite 780, Houston, TX 77056.



Mattie Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss please accept my deepest sympathy. I hope you will find your strength and comfort in Jesus promises of the earthly resurrection(:Acts 24:15) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will have to mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4; Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18) grant you peace and comfort now during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Kelly - SF, CA said...

Dear Gracie,

I'm quite sure that you are dancing around somewhere. Now it is just a little harder to see your smile.

I'll just look more carefully into the palmetto grove from now on.

Much Love, Kelly

Anonymous said...

Warfield family,

My dear cousin lost her battle and we are heartbroken. Although we have been separated by distance the childhood memories we shared will always remain in our hearts. She was always so sweet. Thinking of you Uncle Bob, Aunt Rosemary, Leann, Bev and Robert.

Dina Valli