Grace Glover, age 102, died peacefully Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at her home in Camden, a residence she lived in since 1960.

She celebrated her 102nd birthday May 11 by riding through Camden and surrounding areas with her dear friend and caregiver, Amie Sawyer. Amie’s mother, Susan O’Brien, rode along in the back seat, serving as Grace’s “bodyguard.”

Grace was born May 11, 1919 in Rockland to Mary Keating Russell and Josiah Hobbs. She grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School in 1937.

She attended Westbrook Junior College (University of New England) for the 1937 to 1938 academic year, then attended Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1941.

After graduation from Mass General, Grace worked as a registered nurse and night supervisor on the obstetrical ward there.

Grace enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in March 1943. She was assigned to the 120th Station Hospital, her unit throughout the war. She landed in Great Britain June 29, 1943, where the 120th Station Hospital ran a thousand bed field hospital. She landed in Normandy May 20, 1945, right after V-E Day, and served in France.

She then went to Bayreuth, Germany beginning July 1945. She returned home January 1946, after nearly three years with her unit in Europe. She remained close to other veterans of the 120th Station Hospital, participating in several reunions over the years.

In 1946, Grace and Mary Casey, her good friend and Mass General classmate, traveled to the West Coast by train and worked at Stanford University Hospital.

Grace married Samuel F. Glover, a World War II naval aviator in the Pacific theater in January 1948. Together, they raised their family in Rockland, Owls Head and Camden.

After her children were in school, Grace worked as a registered nurse at the Togus Veteran’s Administration Medical Center from 1969 to 1981. She was an excellent nurse and loved taking care of the veterans who were her patients at Togus.

Even after being a stay-at-home mom for years, she quickly slipped back into the role of an experienced and knowledgeable nurse. She loved teaching, helping other nurses learn skills, such as how to start lines for intravenously administered medications.

Grace enjoyed traveling after her retirement, taking a bus tour to Washington, D.C. and traveling to the Bahamas with her husband, Sam, before his death in 1988.

She cruised the Caribbean with Maxine Brown May, her dear friend and high school classmate. She took a bus tour through Europe with her son, Edward. She traveled by train, car and boat through England, Scotland and Ireland with Edward and her daughter, Nancy, discovering hidden-away Irish castles and visiting Iona, a Scottish island where MacBeth is said to be buried.

Grace was predeceased by her husband Samuel F. Glover Sr. and son Edward R. Glover.

Grace is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Bill and Jill Glover of Rockport, Samuel F. Glover Jr. and Allison Fox-Glover of Hope; daughter Nancy Glover of South Portland; four grandsons Matthew Dailey of Camden, Joshua Glover of South Portland, Josiah Glover of Camden and Samuel R. Glover of Rockport; granddaughter Lindsay Guttery of Aurora, Colo.; and four great-grandchildren Lillian and Katherine Dailey of Camden, Samuel Greyson Glover of Clearwater, Fla., and Avery Gresh of Aurora, Colo.

She is also survived by many friends and a wonderful team of caregivers including Amie Sawyer of St. George, Susan O’Brien of Lincolnville and Renee Hamilton of Warren.

Services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AIO Food and Energy Assistance, P.O. Box 113, Rockland ME 04841.

To share a memory or condolence with the Glover family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.