USD Law's Grace Day Dies At 89
Grace Day died on Wednesday, July 13 at the age of 89. She was considered a pioneer for women in law. Day was the only woman in the 1949 University of South Dakota School of Law graduating class. She went on to lead a successful legal career.
"I enjoyed being around people, trying to help people. I didn't really know at the time what it'd be like practicing law, but I wasn't afraid to move into a new avenue and see what it was going to be."
Day died after a brief illness in St. Joseph, Missouri. A farewell service is planned on Sunday at the Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory in St. Joseph.