• R.I.P. Grace Fox Anderson, 89, in Sept. 2021 (Protestant writer of anim

    From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jul 11 20:07:47 2022
    (with photo and long slideshow)

    Grace Fox Anderson Elwell, age 89, a resident of the Holmstad in Batavia, IL, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 2, 2021. She was born May 14, 1932 in Melrose Park to Edmund and Phyllis Fox.

    Grace grew up in Maywood and graduated from Oak Park High School and then Wheaton College. She worked as a graphic artist at Barber Greene Corp. and then as an editor and writer for many years at Scripture Press in Wheaton, Illinois. In June of 1978, she
    married Vernon Anderson. She was a talented artist, who enjoyed drawing, painting and music. She also enjoyed writing poetry and traveling with Vern. Her Christian faith was the guiding light and hope of her life, and she generously served family, church,
    and Holmstad ministries.

    After Vern's death in 1992 she moved to the Holmstad where she met Frank Elwell. They were married in February of 2004.

    She is survived by her step-daughters, Carol (Jack) Gordon and Linda (Dan) Curry; her grandchildren, Kim (Ryan) Lewis, Holly (Chris) Lundgren, David (Hope) Levin, Adam (Donna) Levin, Jason Curry, Jon (Julie) Curry and Matthew (LeAnne) Curry; her nieces,
    Lois Lundgren and Linda (Richard) Telling; nephew, Edmund (Mary) Fox; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-grandchildren, & great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her husbands; her parents; her siblings; step-daughter Lois
    Levin; granddaughter, Virginia Levin; and nephews Tim & Dave Haidle...


    (some remembrances)

    From Contemporary Authors:

    Grace Fox Anderson commented: "I attempt to share through my writing
    and story collections the hope and help God offers each of us. The
    bible is my meat and drink, the foundation of my life and the source
    of my happiness, strength, and creativity. I'd have little to say if
    it were not for what God has taught me. He has given me a great inner
    joy in life itself: in animals, growing things, and people (especially children). I taught Sunday school for more than twenty-five years,
    loving the children and finding great satisfaction in teaching them
    the bible.

    "Sometimes I've felt that I would like two or three more lives to
    experience, perhaps as a doctor (because I'm fascinated with medicine
    and nutrition and have worked as a volunteer in the emergency room of
    our local hospital), or as an architect (I have notebooks of house
    plans that I drew as a child of about ten, and I still enjoy planning
    houses), or as a teacher (because of my joy in passing on knowledge to children). Actually, however, God gave me the best of all worlds when
    he made me an editor. I deal with many subjects and can learn about
    them and share them with others."

    (reader reviews)


    * (Editor; under name Grace Fox) The Hairy Brown Angel, and Other
    Animal Tails (illustrations by Darwin Durham), Victor Books, 1977.
    ("Twenty-two short stories featuring animals in a religious

    * (Editor) The Peanut Butter Hamster, and Other Animal Tails
    (illustrated by Richard Johnson), Victor Books, 1979.
    * (Editor) Skunk for Rent, and Other Animal Tails (illustrations
    by Durham), Victor Books, 1982.
    * (Editor) The Incompetent Cat, and Other Animal Tails
    (illustrations by Janice Skivington Wood), Victor Books, 1985.
    * (Editor) The Duck Who Had Goosebumps, and Other Animal Tails
    (illustrations by Wood), Victor Books, 1986.
    * (Editor) The Pint-Sized Pig, and Other Animal Tails
    (illustrations by Wood), Victor Books, 1987.
    * (Editor) The Hopeless Hen and Other Animal Tails, Victor Books,

    "Contributor of more than two hundred stories and articles to
    magazines, including Adventure, High, Living Today, Power for Living,
    Moody Monthly, and Teen Power."

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