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Grace Westbrook

Grace May Westbrook, 101, of Cambridge, Maryland, died on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Mallard Bay Care Center.
Born on August 6, 1916 in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Nathan Larry Westbrook and Caroline Fauth Westbrook.
Ms. Westbrook was the first female from Dorchester County to enlist into the United States Marine Corp. She served four years during World War II and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. After the war, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she was employed by National Geographic as a transcript writer until she retired.
Surviving her are niece Jessie Causey Bradley, nephew Carlie Westbrook, and many great nieces and great nephews. Preceding her in death besides her parents are siblings Elesa Westbrook Schuyler, William “Sonny” Westbrook, Lydia Jane Westbrook Nichols, “Baby” Carrie Westbrook and “Baby” Phyllis Westbrook.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Mallard Bay (of Cambridge) and Heartland House (Grasonville) for the many years of outstanding care given to her during her lengthy stay. Also, thanks to the VFW for their support as well.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, 308 High St., Cambridge, beginning 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Larry Wroten officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00-10:30 prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Cambridge with military honors.
Serving as pallbearers will be Aaron Harman, Craig Harman, Philip Nichols, Lake Nichols, and Brandon Harman.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by either sending flowers or making memorial offerings to the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern Shore Chapter, 909 Progress Circle, Suite 400, Salisbury, MD 21804 or Chateau Community Church % Nancy Coates, 3981 Ocean Gateway, Linkwood, MD 21835
To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com

Viewing and Visitation with Family

10:00 AM ,Friday, January 26, 2018
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613

Funeral Service

10:30 AM ,Friday, January 26, 2018
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613


11:30 AM ,Friday, January 26, 2018
Greenlawn Cemetery
2272 Hudson Road Cambridge, MD 21613

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With heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. The Bible indicates that soon death will be no more (Rev. 21:4) and those who have died can live again. These are promises from God, who cannot lie (Titus 1:2). Please take comfort in this wonderful hope as you look forward to its grand fulfillment.

Bruce Wingfield Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to all the family. God rest thy faithful servant. She excelled to everything making great to best as she could do and fathom. Our love and prayers to all. Such an amazing lady and legacy. We know you are very proud of her supreme legacy.

Colleen Curran-Bromwell Jan 21 2018 12:00 AM

My dear wife and I would like to extend our condolences for the loss of your loved one. All of us have experienced the pain of death in some way sad to say. And, so, at difficult times like this we are confronted with the stark reality of how precious and fragile life can surely be (James 4:14). So, my wife and I send this condolence to you with the hope that we can in some small way comfort you as it has comforted us with what the Bible reveals to us about GOOD NEWS from Almighty God. Please be assured that we are in no way trying to impose our faith on you; but we sincerely just want to extend comfort to you during your grief (Proverbs 17:17). As recorded in the Bible, Gods only-begotten son, Jesus promises that one day he is personally going to bring back to life all those who have died, just as he did when he was on earth as a man (John 5:28, 29; 11:43, 44). Just as death is an enemy to us, it is also an enemy to God (1 Corinthians 15:26). For that reason, as well as others, He promises to remove FOREVER all the pain, suffering, wickedness, and DEATH that mankind has had to endure for thousands of years (Revelation 21:3-5; Psalm 37:10, 11, 29). What a glorious and almost unbelievable day that will be! Its a reality and a sure hope we can rely on because it is absolutely impossible for God to lie (Titus 1:2; Isaiah 55:10, 11). It is our hope that you NOT take our word for what has been written in this condolence; but we encourage you to please take a moment to read and meditate on all these referenced scriptures in your own Bible (1 Timothy 4:15, 16). My wife and I are confident you will be encouraged and comforted by the marvelous hope God has in store for us (Psalm 1:1-3; John 17:3). Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

George & Christine Ragusa Jan 20 2018 12:00 AM

When I was younger and would stay with Aunt Jay in the summer, we would meet up with Aunt Grace and go to "uncle Sam's" where I would get to hear all the old stories. Aunt Grace would tell stories of working in DC and the train rides to and from.

Carle Westbrook Jan 20 2018 12:00 AM

Grace was like a favorite aunt to me for many years. She was raised by my grandparents along with her brother and sisters from age two when both her parents died. So, she helped my Mom care for them when they became elderly. Peace and love to all the family.

Cindy & Roy Ruark Jan 17 2018 12:00 AM