Brenda Stearns Grady


1947 – 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Brenda Jean Stearns Grady, 66, of Lincoln, Calif., died Friday, Jan. 24, at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif., after a two-year struggle with AML cancer, with loving family at her side. She was married in San Mateo, Calif., to Quentin R. Grady.

Brenda was born in Rumford on Nov. 28, 1947, the daughter of Leroy Allen Stearns and Mary Helen Damon Stearns.  She worked in banking and as a hostess for Western Airlines.

She enjoyed golf and painting, and was an accomplished artist in watercolors and oils, creating Artistry by Brenda.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Quentin R. Grady; daughter, Heather Grady; son, Sean Grady and wife, Brianna; granddaughter, Shannon Grady; brother, Warren Stearns, of Hanover and Zephyrhills, Fla.; and sister, Barbara Gross of Hanover.

She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Bessie Stearns Ettl.