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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.

Listen to her most recent interview with Dakota Midday here. Find more information about the "Amazing Grace" documentary here.