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Grace Anne Ambrisco

March 28, 1988 - October 27, 2021

Grace Anne Ambrisco passed away peacefully at her home in Tacoma, Washington on October 27th, 2021.

Grace was born March 28th, 1988, in Ridgecrest, California to Patrick and Martha Mendenhall.  She loved all living creatures and as a child wanted to be surrounded by any animal that she encountered, including hedgehogs, hairless rats and sand crabs.  Of course, she loved the more conventional four-legged varieties as well, including cats, dogs and especially her beloved Arabian hunter-jumper pride and joy, London Fog (AKA “Fred”).  Grace loved the beach, the sun, cooking, her family and travel – all of which she was able to enjoy in abundance during the six years that she was in Okinawa.

Grace attended Bellarmine High School from 2003-2005.  She graduated from Salon Professional Academy in 2010.  Grace was known in equal measure for her culinary skills and her natural beauty.  Grace is survived by her husband, Michael Ambrisco, her children, Violet Mendenhall and Cash Ambrisco, parents Martha and Patrick Mendenhall and sisters Claire Mendenhall and Hannah Vannery.

Grace was often misunderstood and while we have all cherished her soul, her loss can only possibly be understood by the knowledge that she lived her best life with the people (and beings) she loved and has now moved on to a better place.  She stole our hearts 33 years ago with great fanfare and she will always have us with her.  She is so missed.  We love you!

We will commemorate Grace’s memory at a Celebration of Life Event on December 12th, 2021.  If you wish to learn details and RSVP, please contact Martha at

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