- January 14, 2021
Grace J. Lorenz
Grace J. Lorenz, 97, of Las Palmas in Palm Coast, Florida, died peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2022 at Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House of Advent Health, Palm Coast.
Mrs. Lorenz was born Grace Ballou Colpitts on December 13, 1924, in Teaneck, NJ, to Grace Abercrombie and Charles Bradley Colpitts. She was educated in Teaneck Public Schools. She earned her R.N. from Englewood Hospital School of Nursing. She served as a Nurse Cadet during World War II, a school nurse, and Assistant Head Nurse at Bergen Pines Hospital in Paramus, NJ. She was Past Matron of Monarch Chapter O.E.S. in Teaneck. She was a member of Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Old Tappan,NJ.
Mrs. Lorenz had resided in Fair Lawn, NJ and River Vale, NJ, prior to moving to Palm Coast over 40 years ago. She started a blood pressure clinic and glaucoma clinic in Palm Coast, and was a volunteer for the Florida Hospital Flagler Auxiliary for over 25 years. She was also an active volunteer in the food pantry, especially in preparing holiday food baskets. Grace was a member of St. Mark by-the-Sea Lutheran Church in Palm Coast and later Christ Lutheran Church in Bunnell. She was also involved in Church Women United.
Grace was a member of St. Mark by-the-Sea Lutheran Church in Palm Coast and later Christ Lutheran Church in Bunnell.
Grace met the love of her life, Frederick William (Bill) Jacoby, during World War II. They were married in 1948 and had two daughters, Joan and Judith. She was widowed in 1969, and later married Theodore H. (Ted) Lorenz of Oakland, NJ in 1972.
Mrs. Lorenz is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Grace Colpitts; her husbands, Bill Jacoby and Ted Lorenz; a brother, Walter Colpitts; and sisters, Mary Colpitts and Elizabeth Neimeyer.
She is survived by two daughters: Joan J. Carlson and her husband, Robert J., of St. Augustine, and Judith E. Jacoby of Palm Coast; three grandchildren: Jennifer Lynn Morneau and her husband, Scott R., of Auburn, Maine, Katherine Grace Savelyev and her husband, Simon P., of Sudbury, MA, and David R. Carlson of Woonsocket, RI; two granddaughters: Violet May Savelyev and Anna Addison Morneau; her brother, Robert H. Colpitts of St. Augustine; four nieces: Susan McBride, Patricia Rogge, Carole Andrews and Robyn Greco; and her very special and loving caregiver, Letizia R. Comin of Palm Coast.