Grace Aurora Kavner


May 15, 1915 - January 25, 2014

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Grace Aurora Kavner

Grace Aurora Kavner, age 98, of Sparks, NV passed away peacefully on January 25, 2014.

Grace was born May 15, 1915 in New York City, NY. She was married to Irv Kavner (1912-2005) for 69 years. She resided in NY, NJ, FL, and NV. Grace and Irv raised their six children. Family was the main focus of her life. She was happiest in the company of her family and friends. After her children were grown, she was able to pursue her talents as an artist. She became an award winning artist specializing in oil paintings of portraits and still life. Her paintings have been displayed in various art shows throughout the country. In Reno, she taught oil painting classes, specializing in portraits.

Grace is survived by her six children: Lynn Margulies; Steve Kavner, (Rosemary); Larry Kavner; Mike Kavner, (Nancy); Pete Kavner, (Shannon); Randy Kavner, (Micaela); fifteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild whose birth completed five generations.

The family would like to thank the wonderful care she received from Golden Valley Group Care II and Hospice.

"The way she lived her life was her gift to all her family."