Grace A. Downs died peacefully at the age of 94, at Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home on October 29, 2010.

Predeceased by her husband, Russell; sister, Anna Murray and brothers, Clarence and Thomas Allerton.  She is survived by her nieces, Christine (Allerton) Harding, Donna Allerton, Victoria (Allerton) Scalzo, Sandra (Allerton) Barner, Leslie (Allerton) Moffitt and Karla (Allerton) Parker and nephews Stuart and Norman Murray.  She is also survived by 23 great nieces and nephews.

Retired from AT&T after 45 of service, she traveled the world with friends.  She loved Cornell Hockey and was a booster for many years.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 20th, 1pm, at Bethel Grove Bible Church, 1763 Slaterville Rd., Ithaca, NY.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Bethel Grove Bible Church or a charity of one's choice.