Edmund Sherman Pace was born in Delta to Frederick and Nellie Pace. One of four boys born of that union, Ed was preceded in death by both parents; his older brother Keith and younger brother Fred (twin to Frank Pace who still resides in Delta).
Ed had a distinguished military career in the Army/Air Force from 1939-1962. He served during World War II and was stationed overseas during the Korean War. He retired as a Major from Tripoli, Libya, Africa after 23 years of service to his country.
After retirement, Ed worked in several jobs relating to the Sheriff’s Office where he was supervisor for the northern district of Nevada and in Nevada’s Parole and Probation Department. He also served as Deputy and then Acting Inspector of Mines, then as Safety Inspector for Kennecott Copper Corporation in McGill, Nev. He owned and managed Pace Detective Agency in Reno, Nev.
Ed and his first wife, Kathryn Ensign, had 6 children. The eldest, Patty Waugh, is deceased. Living are Edmund S. Pace Jr. of Sparks, Nev., Cynthia and Steve Pace of Henderson, Nev., Bill Pace of Pomeroy, Wash., and Melissa Findley of Sumpter, Ore. He has 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Ed is survived by his second wife of 12 years, B.J. Stromatt/Pace. Ed died peacefully at his home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Ed loved fly fishing and small aircraft, a Cessna and Stinson among others he owned and operated. He was a master at the English language with an astounding gift of gab, as his coffee buddies will attest. Always quick to smile and tell a tale … he will be sorely missed by the many who knew and loved him.