Thelma Pace

Thelma Pace

Thelma Jean Pace, 86, of Omaha, died Friday, April 5, 2019, in Omaha. A private service was held at Herman Cemetery.

She was born June 27, 1932, in Omaha to Willie “Bill” and Myrtie (Cooper) Rasmussen. On May 12, 1951, Jean married Roy Pace in Herman, Neb.; they were happily married for 50 years. She worked for many years as a nutrition service manager for the Omaha Public Schools.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Jean is survived by her children Jeaniel (Bruce) Barrett of Millis, Mass., Theresa (Bob) LaChapelle of Omaha, Brad (Sue) Pace of Omaha; grandchildren Benjamin (Katherine) Barrett of Walpole, Mass., Jessica (Kristen) Barrett of Cranston, R.I., Megan LaChapelle of Omaha, Tamra LaChapelle of Omaha, Kyle LaChapelle of Medford, Ore, Maggie (Tyler) Nicholson of Omaha; five great-grandchildren; brother Keith Rasmussen of Wisner.

Memorials may be made to the Nebraska Kidney Association or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Nebraska Cremation Society was in charge of the arrangements. Sympathy cards may be sent in care of The Nebraska Cremation Society or left online at