Rosa Jane Pace
November 5, 1932  -  April 14, 2019

Rosa Jane Pace

Memorial Service
First Presbyterian Church
418 W Coolidge
Borger, TX  79007
Saturday, April 27, 2019
3 pm
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Westlawn Memorial Park
8745 Hwy 136 - 6 Miles West of Borger
Borger, TX  79007
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Hutchinson County Museum
618 North Main
Borger, TX  79007

Charity of Choice

Rosa Jane Pace, 86, died at her home on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church in Borger with Rev. Janell Blair officiating. Private graveside services will be held at Westlawn Memorial Park. Services are entrusted to Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. In lieu of flowers her memory may be honored with a gift to the Hutchinson County Museum, 618 North Main, Borger, Texas 79007 or to a charity of choice.

Rosa was born November 5, 1932 in Borger to John White and Anna Caldwell White. She graduated from Borger High School in 1950, attended William Jewel College in Liberty, Missouri and received a doctorate in jurisprudence in 1957 from the University of Texas Law School. After passing her Texas bar exam she returned to her home town to practice law with her father. Dealing mostly with taxes and probates she practiced law for 50+ years up to the time of her death.
She married Carroll Pace on January 3, 1968 in Borger. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.

Rosa was actively involved in the establishment of the Hutchinson County Museum in 1977, and she and her brother published the first history of Hutchinson County. That effort gained the brother-sister team recognition from the Texas Historical Commission. She served as chairman of the Borger museum for 18 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ann Luginbyhl; and brother, John White.

Survivors include her husband, Carroll Pace; three daughters, Ann Porter and husband David, Virginia Pace and husband Todd Wells, Mary Jane Anderson and husband John; and eight grandchildren ages from six to twenty-one.


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  1. Sue Hill
    Amarillo, TX

    Nice lady, smart as a whip, you will be missed. Thank you for all you have done for me. Rest In Peace.

  2. Elizabeth Ruhmann
    El Paso, TX

    What a treat to get to know Rosa, as well as Carroll and the Pace daughters, through our friendship with Mary Jane. Rosa was such an interesting lady, so intelligent. You are all in our thoughts.
    Elizabeth and Chuck

  3. Penny Harmonson
    El Paso, TX

    It was such a pleasure to get to know Rosa over the past several years. She was an amazing woman as all her daughters are. Praying for peace and comfort as you grieve her loss.

  4. Susan Lewis
    Amarillo, TX

    My Aunt Rosa was a wonderful woman. I’m so grateful to her for looking after my dad in his last few years. Some of my happiest memories are of holidays at the Pace house. You never knew who would show up as Rosa always extended an invitation to those who were alone. Sending much love to Uncle Carroll, Ann, Virginia and Mary Jane.

  5. Jack & Mary Scott
    Dewey, OK

    Dear Pace Family,

    We are so sad to hear of Rosa's passing. She and Carol were always such gracious hosts. It was truly a blessing to our family to be included in any gatherings. Knowing that she is in a much better place dulls the sting of her death. Praying that God will hold you all close in the coming days and months.

    Jack & Mary Scott

  6. Sheri and Clark Harmonson
    El Paso, TX

    We were blessed to know Rosa and were inspired by her love of her family and her commitment to her law practice. May God comfort you all in you grief.
    The Harmonson Family

  7. Pam & Glynn Carlock
    Borger, TX

    We are so sorry to hear of Rosa’s passing. She did our taxes for years. She will be missed. Our condolences & sympathy to the family.

  8. Brenda Martin
    Stinnett, TX

    So sorry for your loss. Rosa was a truly wonderful person and will be missed.

  9. Sheila Weber
    Borger, TX

    Rosa was a brilliant lawyer!!! We used her for 35 yrs. for not just our taxes but other legal matters. My heart goes out to her family, she will be greatly missed!!! Heaven gained an Awesome lady!!πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ For the family.

  10. Margaret S. Patton

    Mrs. Pace was so good to me while handling the probate of my husband. I am so sorry for your loss.

  11. Buddy Todd
    Amarillo, TX

    It was always a pleasure to work with Rosa. She always found the lighter side of tough situations and cared deeply for clients and colleagues alike. Rosa will be deeply missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with Rosa's family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.

  12. Hillary Humphreys
    Nashville, TX

    I am sorry to hear about your Mom! We are thinking about each of you now and in the days ahead. We love you!

    Hillary, Rob, Hattie, and James

  13. Randy Sanders Moomaw
    Fritch, TX

    My sincere condolences to Rosa’s Family! I was a customer for many years!

  14. Marie Brines
    Birger, TX

    Rosa was a brilliant lawyer! I have been a client of hers for 46 years! She will be missed! My sincere sympathy and prayers for each member of her loving family!

  15. Leslie Sibley-Rocha
    Lubbock, TX

    Carroll and family,

    God picked a beautiful flower to add to his heavenly garden. I'm saddened to hear about your loss but know she is in a grand place. May God comfort you in his arms during this difficult time.

    Love from all of the Sibley family

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