Don William Pace, age 84, of Torrey, died June 3, 1994 in a Gunnison Utah hospital.
He was born March 4, 1910, in Loa, Utah, a son of James Monroe and Sarah Francis Grigg Pace. The family moved to Torrey in 1912, when Don was two years old. Don grew up in Torrey, and has lived there all his life. He married Clella Cook November 4, 1934 in Torrey, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple December 9, 1952. His loving wife of 54 years, Clella, preceded him in death on June 13, 1989. He was a prominent rancher and farmer in Wayne County, operating the Pace Sandcreek Ranch in Torrey for 50 years. He worked with his sons and grandsons on the ranch until he retired in 1980.He was an active member of the LDS Church. He served as Bishop of the Torrey Ward for seven years. He also served on the High Council of Loa Stake for several years. He was elected a County Commissioner and served for ten years. He was President of the Torrey Irrigation Company for many years. He enjoyed riding horses and herding cows with his trusty dog by his side, and spending time with his grandchildren, who spent the summer on the ranch in Torrey.
He is survived by his children: Wilford and Carol Pace, West Valley City, Utah; Iva May and Sherlid Hickman of Las Vegas, Nevada; Rudolph and Paula Pace of Torrey; daughter-in-law, Sonja Pace Holmes of St. George, Utah; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; sister and brother, Fern P. King and Guy Pace, both of Teasdale. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Karen; a son, Alfred "Bill" Pace and a brother, James M. "Roe" Pace, Jr.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 7, 1994 at 1:00 p.m. in the Torrey LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the ward chapel in Torrey on Tuesday from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Torrey Cemetery under the direction of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
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