Grace Velazco, 53, Ventura, Calif., died Oct. 24, 2023. Velazco was employed by Phoenix-based PRO EM National Event Services and during her career as an event planner contributed to events including the Rose Bowl, the Oscars and PGA Championships.
Velazco was born in Santa Paula, CA to Daniel and Mary Medrano on July 27th 1970. She went to high school at Ventura High School and graduated in 1988. She went to earn a degree from CSU Northridge. Her career as an Event Planner lead to her great success with the Rose Bowl, Oscars, and The PGA championships. She enjoyed spending her time in the outdoors, and traveling all over the country to be with her friends and family.
Velazco is survived by her husband of 19 years, Jose, sister, Danielle, mother, Mary, and nieces, Nicole, Mikayla, In-laws, Silvia, Mayra, and Rodrigo and all of her loved family and friends. Those who knew Grace would say her smile could light up a room. Her heart and generosity stretched miles over the world.
A memorial service was held for friends and family on November 4. Remembrances may be posted online.