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3/20/1952 ~ 1/20/2018

Our wonderful Father passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20 2018, surrounded with loved ones after a hard fought battle with cancer.

He was born on March 20, 1952 in Delta, Utah to Carl Marion Pace and Velda May Boothe Pace.

 Our Father was raised on a farm and loved the country, he was a master craftsman and built our beautiful house in South Jordan, he prided himself in a job well done.  He was passionate about his family, especially his daughters and his son, he was so proud of everything they’ve worked so hard to accomplish.  He was a best friend to many and a highly sought after businessman. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need and a mentor to many.

 He had a dream to start his own business, a legacy to leave, he was determined; faced many challenges, ups & downs but he never gave up! He was the best in his trade, an excavator & general contractor; a perfectionist, with integrity, his word was his bond.  He was often referred to as “Dr. Pace, The Dirt Surgeon” because of his awesome knowledge, his professionalism and skills.  He worked the land for friends, neighbors, small & large cabins in the mountainshis work ethic brought him bigger jobs & opportunities, adventures traveling, bidding and working for the government’s parks & recreation areas in and out of state. All the while, teaching Skylar his profession so he could carry on his legacy.

 He loved duck hunting with his friends and fishing in Alaska, his dog, football, restoring and driving his corvette, spending timewith his kids and enjoying the fresh mountain air on his land in Duck Creek. He had so many stories to tell about his voyages and was always up for a venture.  He taught us selflessness, hard work and perseverance. Through his example, his children learned unconditional love. He often spent time with his mom, making sure she was taken care of, he loved her homemade bread and the dinners she’d make and bring to him, no one could cook like his mom.  His smile and his laugh were infectious and his personality could brighten a room.  He was witty, stubborn and strong; he stood his ground, and stood up for others.

 He is survived by his three children; Elysia Pace, Skylar Pace and Nerissa Pace, his mother Velda May Boothe Pace, his two grandchildren Anfrenee and Imani Pace, and his sisters Karen Bennett, Colleen Traue, Joan Dutson, Connie Cruz and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his beloved father Carl Marion Pace and his older brother Steven Carl Pace.

 Our sincerest appreciation to our Aunt Connie, Uncle Felix, Aunt Joan, and family for the amazing care and love rendered to him and our family. We will miss you so much, Dad!

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