Consing Grace Law, 68, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center from complications related to Stage IV breast cancer.
Grace was born and raised in Hawaii, the oldest of nine children, and celebrated her 68th birthday on July 23. She came from a humble, close-knit, hard-working family who glorified God, as exemplified by her parents, her grandfather and great-grandfather, who was a minister. A highly intelligent woman, Grace held a lifelong commitment to the acquisition of knowledge and achievement of excellence. She moved to California as a young woman to pursue work opportunities in order to support her mother and siblings back in Hawaii, who tragically lost their father to heart attack. She gained employment as a phone operator, got married and brought her daughter, Deidrey, and son, Davrick, into the world. Although she had humble beginnings in telecommunications, her career blossomed as Grace’s sharp intellect and work ethic did not go unnoticed. She quickly moved up the ranks until finally resigning her position as an operations budget manager to start a life with new husband, Ed, and together raise their son, Aaron. Within a couple of years, Ed’s work took them first to Salt Lake City, Utah, and then to Overland Park, Kansas. An exceptional planner and organizer, Grace was a pioneer of the homeschool movement at its outset in the 1980s. She managed to cultivate a homeschooling network of like-minded parents, align family travel plans across the United States, Greece and Israel with curricular outcomes, and successfully guide Aaron to acceptance at the United States Naval Academy, after which he fulfilled his childhood dream of flying fighter jets in the service of our great nation. Ed and Grace proudly watched Aaron graduate from college and deploy to the Middle East as an F/A-18F Super Hornet Weapons System Officer, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 211 (VFA-211 Fighting Checkmates), Carrier Air Wing 1, Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise. Grace endeavored to instill in all her children qualities of excellence, the value of hard work and resourcefulness, and the knowledge that anything can be achieved when you set your mind to it. She was extremely proud of the successes of her children, grandchildren, and countless others to whom she provided her counsel and wisdom. Grace devoted recent years to deepening her relationship with Christ, praying for and mentoring those in spiritual need, and volunteering as an editor for a Christian organization. She is remembered as a woman of God, who believed in the power of prayer and dedicated herself to healing and connecting with others through Christ.
Grace was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sibling, auntie, friend, and mentor. She will be dearly missed, but her family takes great comfort knowing she has completed her journey here on earth and has gone to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Among the family members who went before her to be with God are her father, Liberato Yealon Ortega; mother, Lillian Wainani Grace Ortega; sister, Alvernia Carol Ortega Inamine; and nephew, Michael Hailama Hardee. She is survived by her beloved and devoted husband, Msgt. Edward A. Law (U.S. Army, retired); daughter, Deidrey Milinani Feeney; son-in-law, Mark James Feeney; sons, Davrick Kahakuikamoana Waltjen and Lt. Aaron-James Ka`Aulani Law (U.S. Navy); daughter-in-law, Andrina Marie Law; stepdaughter, Lisa Marie Krause; stepsons, Eddie Allen Law and Robert Craig Law; granddaughters, Kylia Alohilani Feeney, Niah Kamakamaeokalani Law, and Rachel Kahiaualohaokalani Law; and her grandson, Andrew KahiwahiwaokeAkua Law. Her absence will also be greatly felt by her extensive family in Hawaii, who called her Connie, including her seven remaining brothers and sisters and their children and grandchildren, as well as many cousins and their families.
Friends are welcome at the viewing, services, and burial, which will be held on Monday, August 31. Visitation and services will be at the Church of Jesus Christ LDS Chapel, 13025 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64145. Visitation will be at 9:00 A.M. and funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Burial will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS.