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Obituary – Catherine Pace (1928-2021)

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Catherine Sims Pace of Ft. Smith, Arkansas passed from this life to her Heavenly home on November 7th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 13, 1928 to Herbert Sims and Dovie (Watson) Sims in Boles, Arkansas. She was 93 years, 2 months and 25 days of age.

She was a member of the Boles Freewill Baptist Church. Cat met the love of her life, Tommy at the age of 14 and married him at 17. Together they had 6 boys who were the center of her existence. She always made each son feel like “she loves me most”.

Cat leaves behind to cherish her memory, four sons: Tom of Santa Barbara California, Mickey of Boles, Arkansas, Randy and Rocky both of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and their spouses, one sister, Sue Watkins of Waldron, Arkansas, 14 grandkids, 24 great grandkids and 3 great great grandkids as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Cat was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Dovie Sims, her loving husband of 64 years, Tommy Pace, 2 sons, Greg and Dennis, 3 brothers, Omar Sims, Buddy Ray Sims and Doug Sims, 3 sisters, Evelyn Blalock, Jean Barker and Betty Payne.

Cat’s life celebration will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 12, 2021 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs and Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment will follow in the Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Eccleston, Roger Broomfield, Park Barker, Danny Sims, Jeff Gilbert and Rusty Sims.

Cat’s visitation will be Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

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