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Priscilla Goodspeed ShuartNovember 9, 1930 ~ September 13, 2017 (age 86)
After a long and wonderful life, Priscilla Goodspeed Shuart, age 86, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2017, with her family by her side. Her loving husband, David E. Shuart, preceded her in death. Born in East Grand Rapids on November 9, 1930, Priscilla attended elementary and middle school in East Grand Rapids, and graduated from the Graham-Eckes Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida. She attended Vassar College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in art history. Passionate about art and travel, Priscilla spent time in Europe during and after college and lived in Brussels, Belgium as a participant in the Experiment in International Living program. Her European studies and experiences were a strong influence, and she remained an avid student, art collector and traveler the rest of her life. Returning to the United States, Priscilla worked on the staff of a lifestyle magazine in New York City, and then moved back to Grand Rapids in the fall of 1954 to marry David. A devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed art, gardening, reading, and spending long summer days with her family at their Lake Michigan cottage. Priscilla will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Katherine Matthews (Douglas),Mark Shuart (Lisa), Anne Maher (Martin), and David E. Shuart, Jr. (Diane); and by her eight grandchildren, Sarah Lambert (Wesley) and Stephen Matthews (Tiffany); Emily Hakim (Andrew), Daniel Shuart (Dena) and Alison Shuart; Natalie Shuart, Caroline Shuart and Benjamin Shuart; as well as her four great grandsons, other relatives, and friends. A family memorial service will take place in the village of Clarkston, Michigan, where Priscilla spent summers during her childhood. Her family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the compassionate caregivers at Holland Home/Raybrook Manor and Faith Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, or to a charity of one's choice .
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