Grace Muriel Wilens

Dec. 20, 2012 @ 11:59 PM

Grace Muriel Wilens, 87, went home to be with the Lord on December 16, 2012, in Sevierville, TN.

Grace was born in Philadelphia, PA, to Ernest and Grace Weaver on September 1, 1925. She earned a Nursing Degree from Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and Bachelor’s Degrees in both Nursing and Art from American University in Washington, D.C. Grace was a nurse at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. before she retired to Wears Valley in Sevierville, TN. She was a very talented, smart and loving woman who touched the lives of many people. She enjoyed painting and photographing her beloved Smoky Mountains, designing and sewing clothing, breeding dogs, landscaping and gardening and attending church.

Grace is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Daniel Weaver, Ernest Weaver and Roger Weaver; her sister, Florence Mitchell; her first husband, Gordon Fraser; and her son, Herbert Wilens. Grace is now at peace as she joins these loved ones in heaven.

Grace is survived by her brother, Gilbert Weaver; her former, husband Martin Wilens; her children, Susan Wilens, Douglas Wilens and Bonnie Wilens; her grandchildren, Benjamin, Michael, Nicole, Matthew and Lily Grace; and her great grandchildren, Melany and Joanna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Association or to the Humane Society.

Local arrangements by McCarty Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, 774-2950.