TEASDALE — Barbara C. Pace will celebrate her 98th birthday Saturday, Nov. 9.
Barbara was born at the home of her parents, Mae Williams Coombs and George Lewis Coombs, Nov. 9, 1921. Her siblings, Lorea Hall and Bernice Baker, as well as her brother, Guy Coombs, have passed away. She was married to Guy Grigg Pace. He passed away Dec. 1, 2012.
Following Guy’s return from World War II, the couple resided in Teasdale their entire married life where they established a ranching operation, Pace Ranches.
Barbara is known to be an excellent cook and her kitchen has served family and friends who are always made to feel welcome. She can still bake the best apple pie in town. She has made hundreds of quilts for family members over the years. Everyone starts out with a hand-pieced wedding quilt and then a Barbizon baby quilt. Many others follow, some are hand quilted, others are tied, but they are all made with the love of a caring grandma. She has dedicated her life to serving those around her and she is greatly appreciated and loved by all for her kindness and concern for family and friends.
Barbara has five children including Richard and Rebecca Pace, Teasdale; Phillip and Jessie Pace, Torrey; Charlotte and the late Mark Pace, Holladay; Steve and the late Michelle Bearnson, Bassett, Nebraska; and Doug and the late Paulyn Pace, Teasdale.
She also has 18 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.