Lieutenant Colonel Grace Elizabeth Chicken, USAF (retired)
July 7, 1914 - October 5, 2021
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Lieutenant Colonel Grace Elizabeth Chicken, USAF (retired) 107, received her final flight wings on October 5, 2021. She passed away peacefully at her home at South Port Square in Port Charlotte, FL. Grace was born July 7, 1914, in Hutchinson, Kansas to the late Austin B. and Nettie E. (Smith) Chicken. She moved to Buffalo, MO…

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Ellen M Cataldo left a message on April 25, 2024:
God bless this WW2 heroine! 🙏 She lived a ,well deserved long life! Rest in peace among the Angels 😇 in Heaven!
Lou left a message on January 29, 2024:
God bless Grace
Robert Sayer left a message on January 29, 2024:
Keep watching over our Air Force Lt Col Grace Chicken. Thank you for saving so many of us when we needed you the most.
Jean Paul left a message on January 19, 2024:
In memory of Lieutenant Colonel Grace Elizabeth Chicken, USAF (retired), Jean Paul lit a candle
Mary left a message on July 20, 2023:
Rest easy ma'am and thank you for your service..
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Lt.col Gloria Fernandez left a message on November 1, 2021:
Grace was a mile stone in nursing, she led the way for all of us as nurses. I have fond memories of our tour in Alaska back in 1956. I am so sadden but the lord has his ways. I will make a contribution to The society of Air Force nurses in her memory.. my prayers are with the family she loved.
daughters of Doris Hellmund left a message on October 12, 2021:
We loved to visit with Grace when we visited our late mom that lived across the hall 2014-2016. Grace always graced our table when we had special dinners with mom. Grace inspired us with her with her sharp wit, her amazing intellect, her physical health walking every day, and her courageous service to our country as a nurse in World War 2 and Korea. We send our thoughts, prayer and condolences to Grace's adopted family, and her many friends at Southport Square. Lois, Diane, Janet, Arlene, and Donna.
Patricia A Chappell left a message on October 9, 2021:
What a dynamic individual and for sure a role model! She contributed in many ways to many individuals and probably some were not even aware of her contributions especially during her years of military service .Though you will be missed on this earth you definitely will not be forgotten!
Bill & Dianne Latona left a message on October 9, 2021:
We will always remember Grace as a popular, friendly and feisty person who flew to Kansas after her 100th birthday to view an eclipse. She will also be appreciated for all she gave to her country and community, including her family at South Port Square. She left us with a beautiful and well-organized library of over 6,000 volumes overseen by many volunteers under her guidance until 2019. We will always be grateful for her time and generosity. Bill & Dianne Latona and Library Volunteer committee.
irwin wolfe left a message on October 8, 2021:
Dear Deidre: I was saddened to learn of Grace's passing. After years of driving Grace, I felt a special affinity toward her. I enjoyed listening to many a military story of hers. I miss Southport, especially Grace.
Linda J Stierle left a message on October 7, 2021:
On behalf of the Society of Air Force Nurses, please know we are mourning with you the death of our friend and colleague, retired Lieutenant Colonel Grace Chicken. She was a remarkable woman who much such a difference in the lives of so many in her own 107 year journey through life. A donation in her honor and memory will be made to the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church. Grace will certainly be missed by many, and she will definitely not be forgotten by the community of Air Force nurses. Linda J. Stierle, Brigadier General, USAF (Retired)
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