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Obituary: Maxine C. Pace

Maxine C. Pace

1918 ~ 2007

Maxine C. Pace, 89, died on October 21, 2007 in Salt Lake City of natural causes.She was born on May 23, 1918 in Victor, Idaho to George Desire and Patience Hansen Charlier. The family relocated to Sandy, Utah where her father, a pharmacist, ran the Sandy Drug Store. From a young age, Maxine helped out at the store and learned to greet the public with a friendly smile. She is well-known for her warmth and graciousness.

She graduated from Jordan High school and then continued her studies at the University of Utah, completing her JD by the age of 21- one of the first women in the state to earn that degree from the U's law school. She was later admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

In 1946, she married Dr. William D. Pace, happily giving up her law practice to raise their three sons; Stephen, Daniel (deceased) and Richard (Katherine) and daughter Patricia (Paul) Barker.

Maxine valued service and dependability and gave tirelessly of her time and talents to the Medical Auxiliary, Women's Legislative Council, PTA, Cub Scouts, the U's Natural History Museum and the Cottonwood 2nd Ward's Primary children - serving as pianist for almost 30 years.

Her life's greatest pleasure however was found in being a Grandma. She "lubbed most" her eight precious grandchildren and great-grandson and never failed to express that love. It would so please her and honor her memory if family and friends would remember to do the same.

Services will be held at Larkin Mortuary on 260 E. South Temple on October 27 at 2:00 p.m. where friends may call one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Hospice of Utah or the charity of your choice.