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Helen Pace

Posted February 10, 2014 in Obituaries, Norwalk

February 8, 1928 – February 6, 2014

Helen Pace

Helen Pace

Helen Lorene Baldwin Pace left this life to meet her maker, Feb. 6, 2014. Helen was born on Feb. 8, 1923 in Lamar , MO. to James and Ethel (Ball) Baldwin.Helen grew up in OK and MO., graduating with honors from Sarcoxie , MO. in 1941.Helen was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS during W.W. II.Helen married Earl D. Pace of Des Moines , IA on Sept. 2, 1944. After both were discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard, the couple moved from Memphis , TN. to Des Moines , Iowa . Four sons were born to this union. Helen retired from working 10 years at Dunn Library at Simpson College .Helen leaves to cherish her memory, sons Darwin of Council Bluffs, IA;Edwin (Chris) of Indianola, IA, and Leland (Barb) of Mesquite, NV; grandchildren, Laura (Grant) Snyder of Des Moines, Ia., Nathaniel Pace of Bellevue, NE and Natalie Pace of Council Bluffs, IA; great-grandaughters, Ariana and Ellorie Snyder of Des Moines, Ia;step-grandchildren, Don (Kelly) Moen of Colorado, Rhonda Moen (Ron Sallman) of San Antonio, TX;step great-grandchildren, Michael and Stephen Moen of Colorado, Dylan and Regan Lozano of Texas;step-great-great grandchildren, Emily and Ethan Moen of CO;one sister, Gladys Moore of MS;her Aunt Geri Wyrick of OK.Helen loved her family, golfing, quilting, writing poetry and had many friends. Mrs. Pace was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, of 52 years;her parents, James and Ethel Baldwin;an infant son, David Lee;an infant brother and a brother, Robert Baldwin;two grandchildren, Brian and Michelle Pace.Services will be held at the Indianola Christian Union Church and Fellowship Hall, Sunday February 9, at 1:00 p.m.A reception will follow the service at the Fellowship Hall.Burial with Military Honors will follow the reception at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Indianola , Iowa .Online condolences can be made at

Information provided by:
Peterson Funeral Home
602 E. Salem
Indianola, IA 50125

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