Obituary: PACE, THOMAS

Published: Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:52 a.m. MDT

Thomas Glenn Pace 1928 ~ 2011

Thomas Glenn Pace, 82, died peacefully at home on March 15, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born to Levi Wilson and Sentella Pace in Holbrook, AZ on Christmas Day 1928. He was the 4th of seven children. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a three-year mission in Argentina, helping the infant church in South America to flourish. While there he shook hands with Eva Peron twice. One month after returning from Argentina, he was married to Vera Burton, the love of his life, in the Salt Lake Temple by Spencer W. Kimball. He was always a devoted and loving husband and father. He was a fearless and powerful disciple of Jesus Christ. He served as bishop of the Grant 2nd, Grant 3rd, and Forestview Wards. His life was one of constant and selfless service. As scoutmaster for many years, he inspired dozens of young men to receive their Eagle Scout awards. He received the Silver Beaver Award. He lived the scout law to the fullest. He served in Army intelligence specializing in linguistics during the Korean War. He loved the Book of Mormon, having read it 82 times, once for every year of his life. He was a devoted home teacher. He attended the Salt Lake Temple weekly for many years. He was constantly a missionary to the end. He was a master teacher. At the time of his passing, he was serving as Temple Preparation class instructor. He endured faithfully to the end of his mortal life. He is survived by his six children: Ronald Dean and Carolyn Pace, Donald Gene and Deone Pace, Kevin Glenn and Connie Pace (and the late Pamela C. Pace), Marcia and Harvey Conner, Todd Thomas and Pam L. Pace, Natalie Nielsen; 37 grandchildren and 27-1/2 great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Vera, and his brothers Lee and Earl. His great sense of humor, calm demeanor, and wonderful inspiration will be deeply missed by all who knew him. But we know he is with his beloved Vera and many other loved ones once again. We know his reunion with these loved ones is wonderfully joyful. A funeral celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Forestview Ward on 1111 East Charlton Ave (2818 South) at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park on 3401 So. Highland Drive. Messages and tributes to the family can be posted at: www.holbrookmortuary.com We will miss you Abuelo Tom. Adios, till me meet again.