Grace Carolyn Aurand

Grace Carolyn Aurand, 93, of Dunkirk, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Arlington Good Samaritan Center.

She was born Sept. 16, 1919, in Madison Township, to Leland L. and Grace (Hosafros) Swanger. She married Nile M. Aurand July 31, 1938, and he preceded her in death.

Carolyn is survived by one daughter, Linda (Donald) Iams of rural Dunkirk and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Shirley Steirwalt; two brothers, John Swanger and Lauren Swanger; and one sister, Miriam Swanger McKee.

She was a member of Arlington United Methodist Church.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Dunkirk Cemetery. Pastor Doug Stockton will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arlington United Methodist Church and/or Arlington Good Samaritan Society.

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