WANSHIP - Ella Melissa Gibbons Boyer Pace died September 12, 2013 at her home in Wanship, Utah surrounded in the loving care of her family. She was born December 16, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah the daughter of Albert M. Gibbons and Vilet Kate Judd. On June 11, 1948 she married Edison Wilde Boyer in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Edison died January 9, 1972. To this union were born four children Ella Linda (Russell) Orrs, Ogden; Blaine Edison (Dorothy) Boyer, Hoytsville; Kathy Vilet (Kevin) Wilde, Park City; Charlotte Ann (Bruce) Hager, Salt Lake City.
On June 28, 1976 Ella married Angus Tree Pace in Wanship, Utah. Angus died July 10, 2001.
Ella was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she held many callings. She served an LDS Mission in the Southern States Mission in 1946, also a Stake Mission. She received a Golden Gleaner Award April 19, 1951. She served in the Primary for many years. She was M.I.A President in Upton Ward where she received two Individual Leadership Awards. Ella graduated from North Summit High School in Coalville. Ella loved to sew for her family and was a beautiful seamstress known for her baby bonnets, her crocheted hats, pot holders along with her napkin dolls.
She grew up on the family farm in Wanship, Utah with her sisters Neta (Pace), Ruth (Maxwell) and Reta (Moore) and loved her Shetland Pony Buster. Grandma was a farm girl at heart.
She is survived by her children, also step daughter Kathryn (Norman) Staples, CO. Stepson Gale (Kathleen) Pace, Hoytsville, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ella was preceded in death by her both her husbands, parents, sisters, a step-daughter Marlene Blonquist, and a granddaughter Vilet Kate Wilde.
Services will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 12 noon in the Rockport Church, Wanship, Utah. A visitation will be held at 11 a.m. one hour prior to the services.
Interment will be in the Wanship Cemetery.
The Family would like to thank Dr. Wain Allen, especially to Jeanette and Misty for all their loving care, Encompass Hospice, and to two special friends who were always there for many years: Mirla Homer and Boyd Peterson.