Grace Richardson Swindell, 84, of Orange passed away Monday, August 8, surrounded by her family at The Meadows.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Pastor Randall Branch of Wesley United Methodist Church in Orange will officiate. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Swindell was born March 11, 1927 in Van, Tx., to Cary A. and Maude Mae (Rawls) Richardson. She was a homemaker and later worked at K-Mart. She was a member of Brownwood Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and flowers, loved to quilt and play all kinds of different games like dominoes and scrabble. However most of all she loved her children, grandchildren and all her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 60 years, H.L. “Shorty” Swindell; seven brothers; three sisters; son-in-law, Frank Wells and great grandchildren, Jimmie and James Schatt.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Linda Lee Wells of Orange, Grace Elaine Grimes and husband, V.L. of Orange and Tracia Denise Schatt and husband, Jimmie of Henryetta, Ok; and grandchildren, Scott Wells, Chris Wells, Jason Grimes, Talina Grimes, Chris Schatt, Bradley Schatt and Jamie Amezquita.

She is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends who all love her dearly.

Serving as pallbearers will be V.L. Grimes, Jimmie Schatt, Scott Wells, Chris Schatt, Jason Grimes and Sam Wells.