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Pricilla Taylor Grace

d. December 20, 2011

passed away peacefully at Messenger House on December 20, 2011 at the age of 95.Priscilla was born in Boston on October 4, 1916. Her parents, John M. Taylor and Ellis Phinney Taylor moved to Villanova, Pennsylvania when she was a little girl and Priscilla would always call the Philadelphia area home. Married to Edgar B Howard in 1936, Priscilla spent the war years in Pasadena, California but eventually returned to Philadelphia after her divorce. In 1957, Priscilla married Charles B. Grace (deceased), and they spent many happy years at Ashbridge Farm surrounded by their children and friends.Priscilla loved people, music, and travel but her grand passion was reserved for The Philadelphia Museum of Art where she was a Trustee for many years. Shortly after her marriage to Charlie Grace, Priscilla began a life-long association with the museum which not only fed her strong interest in art but also gave Priscilla very special friends who were loyal to the end.Priscilla describes her life…My education was a crazy combination of nannies, tutors, and travel. Oh, how I love to travel! I have been to every continent except Antarctica. I tried to climb Mt Everest once but only reached the base camp before altitude sickness did me in. I travelled to Africa before it was fashionable. At one time or another, I have lived in Paris, London, New York, Florence, Rome, Scotland, and Austria. My travel "disease", compelled me to fall in love with art! I have never been the same since!She is survived by her children: Edgar Howard (Elizabeth) of New York, New York, Priscilla Howard Harper (Susan Jackson) of Bainbridge Island Washington, and William Howard (Lyn) of Malvern, Pennsylvania; her step children Charles, Eugene, Brewster and Michael Grace; five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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