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Matthew Kent Pace October 19, 1957 - June 9, 2023

Date of Service

June 23, 2023

Matthew Kent Pace passed away Friday June 9, 2023, in Turlock, CA. He was born in Turlock, CA and attended Turlock Schools. When he was twelve, Matt fearlessly trained racehorses. His abilities helped him design and build a nose cone for a US Aeronautics rocket. Matt had the mind of an engineer and the spirit of a Viking. He was a welder by trade, but he was much more to anyone that knew him. He could repair anything and give you farming, fighting or hot rod advice while he was doing it.

Matthew was preceded in death by his mother Lauretta Johnson Pace. Matthew is survived by his father and stepmother Charley and Ruth Pace, his siblings Kathi (Craig)Pace-Schwarberg, Karen (Joe) Pace-Colvard of Turlock, and brothers Mark (Anne) Pace of Merced and Joel (Michelle) Pace of Turlock. He is also survived by his 11 nieces and nephews.

He was a brother, cousin, uncle, godfather, best friend to a lot of people that will surely miss him.


A celebration of life will be held Friday, June 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm.

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