Grace Ann Durden
1945 — 2022
Our beloved Grace Ann Mires Durden passed away peacefully on November 22nd, 2022 in the presence of her family. She was born on March 3rd, 1945 in Springfield, Missouri, to Ralph and Mary Lee Mires. She lived most of her adult life in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where she raised her two sons, built her career, and developed lifelong friendships. She was a devoted wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother. She was a friend to all. Grace Ann's greatest accomplishment and contribution was her capacity to connect with every person she met. She had a unique ability to make people feel heard, seen, and understood as she sought to find commonality in everyone she met. She was able to find a point where...