It is with a mix of sadness for the loss, that we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Maricle Mace on Monday, April 3rd in Salt Lake City.
Shirley was born on January 14, 1933 in Wayne Nebraska to Lessie Mae Beaton and Seth Allen Maricle. Growing up, she loved to read fiction and enjoyed poetry from early American literature authors. Shirley graduated from Greeley High School in 1951. Shortly after, she met and married Lee Frank Mace on May 7th, 1954. The couple shared 51 years together, having three children, eleven grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Shirley worked for the Utah State Tax commission for many years and enjoyed her retirement with her children and grandchildren. For several years the family raised cattle in Vernal, Utah and relocated to Logan, Utah for a few years. Later in life, she and her husband moved back to Southern Utah, the place where the Mace family had originally settled in Kanab, Utah.
Shirley and her husband loved to spend their weekends planning visits to the weekend yard sales. She frequented antique shops searching for porcelain dolls, antique music boxes, and beautiful dishes of porcelain china to add to her collection. Lee Mace loved to haggle and spoil Shirley with prized new pieces for her collections. They would spend their mornings with their cup of coffee or tea playing Skipbo against each other and keeping their minds sharp and their wits intact.
Shirley would sit in her recliner and enjoy watching some TV with her book of word searches and a pencil, or a novel to read. She had a side table with an open puzzle to work on as well, usually with beautiful flowers. She was a die hard Denver Broncos fan and was very proud of her team.
She is preceded in death by her husband Lee of 51 years, her parents, and her daughter Debra Ann. Her service will be held on Friday, April 14 at Mosdell Mortuary in Kanab Utah. The viewing will be held from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm at the mortuary and the graveside will be held at 2:00 pm.
You are invited to watch the graveside through the ZOOM link below