Maybel Carter pace, 88, died Wednesday, December 20, 1994 at Orem, Utah.

A former resident of Nephi, Provo and Salt Lake City, she had lived during the past several months at the Orem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she was treated for a severe diabetic condition.Maybel was born April 24, 1906, in Provo, the daughter of Dominicus and Charlotte Duke Carter. After completing her education at the Proctor Academy in Provo, she moved to Nephi where she met Raymond Garrett Pace whom she married November 26, 1923 in Provo. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on October 26, 1927.

Maybel was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Old Mill Race in Nephi by her husband and remained active in the church through the years. She taught Primary for 16 years in Nephi, was a member of the ward missionary committee for many years and served a stake mission with her husband.

When she returned to Provo to live in 1944, she became president of the Primary in her ward. She also served as a Grey Lady for the Utah State Hospital in Provo, receiving many awards for this work. She lived in Provo until 1956 when the family moved to Salt Lake City, following her husband's work with the Greyhound Company.

Aside from her family, Maybel had three great loves: pedigree Siamese cats, which she raised for 20 years; poetry, some of which was published in Relief Society magazines; and reading. It is believed that she read over 15,000 books in her lifetime. Maybel was also a selfless care giver. She gave loving tender care to her daughter, Barbara, in her home for more than 10 years before she passed away form multiple sclerosis. She also cared for Barbara's two sons, Jeff and Phil Payne, most of their youth and her own husband when he became infirm in late life.

Maybel had capable and talents hands and she kept them busy throughout her life. She created hundreds of crochet and embroidery pieces for church bazaars and Relief Society projects. And, she made the best bread you've ever tasted.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth J. (and Linda) of Provo; Neil E. (and Ruby) of Washington, Utah; Weston R. (and Peggy) of American Fork; and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Raymond Elwood Pace (Grace), of Salt Lake City. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Clara Pace of Nephi. She has 24 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Raymond Elwood Pace; and daughter, Barbara Jean Payne.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 28, 1994, 11 a.m., at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center, Provo, where friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. or prior to the services on Wednesday. Interment will be in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Utah. Graveside services at 2 p.m.

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