Our beloved Father, grandpa, and friend, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on December 24, 2010 at St. Marks Hospital just 7 weeks after his wife's passing.
Standley was born in Wanship, Utah on January 22, 1928 to Alma and Lydia Annie (Brown) Pace. He grew up in Wanship and attended North Summit High School in Coalville Utah. In his youth he loved riding steers and horses and enjoyed going to community dances. He married Beverly Jean Felton on January 14, 1956 and was later Sealed in Salt Lake Temple. They started their life together in Park City and later moved to Silver Creek estates to be closer to the farm.
Dad had a passion for dairy farming and believed that hard work was the most important thing in life, but he also loved to laugh and have fun. Standley loved a good joke, liked to tell a good story and was a social friendly person. He was a wealth of historical information of the farm area he worked on.
Standley was proud of his farm equipment, clever in repairing it and would plow anyone's ground who asked. He never turned anyone away that happened to come down the road by the farm.
Later in his life, he transitioned into a successful businessman and land developer. He carefully contemplated every task, never made a decision without sleeping on it and was persistent. He was a good provider and a great father.
Grandpa gave the best bear hugs and was caring and generous to his children and grandchildren. He was especially caring of his wife in her later years. Dad, thanks for the last weeks of long conversations, warm smiles and great laughs.
Standley and Beverly are survived by their children: Michael (Janene) Pace, Robert (Linda) Pace, Kevin Pace, Ann (Chris) Billeter; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and Brother Arvill (Arlene) Pace.
He was preceded in death by a brother Melvin Pace, and sisters; Cleone Pace, Verla (Elmer) Stahle and Leone (Arnold) Maas.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Silver Creek Ward Chapel, 510 E Silver Summit Pkwy, Park City, UT. A viewing will be held on Sunday, January 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the same building, and Monday, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment at the Hoytsville Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Walker Mortuary in Morgan, UT and online condolences can be made to the family at www.walker-mortuary.com.