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Obituary for Jodi Allison Pace

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Jodi Allison Pace

December 26, 1965 - February 20, 2015

Our bright and shining star left us forever lonely on Friday, February 20, 2015.  Jodi was born December 26, 1965 to Ramona Fisher Allison and John S. Allison.  She came home from the hospital New Year’s Eve.  It was her parents best New Year’s Eve ever.

She was baptized at the Kaysville LDS 12th Ward in the winter of 1974.

Jodi attended Kaysville Schools including Burton Elementary, Kaysville Jr. High, and Davis High, where she was voted Pro Schola  President in her Sophomore Year, Vice President of her Junior Class, and Student BodyVice President in her Senior Year.  She was very active in AYSO Soccer from grade school through high school, plus was on the school basketball teams, volleyball teams, and the city softball teams.  She was the first girl to be allowed to play on the City softball teams.  She was the first girl to be allowed to play on the city boy’s basketball team when she was only eight.  After high school, she attended Weber State College on a scholarship where she studied photography.

She moved to California in 1986 where she began her career in Commercial Banking.  While living in San Francisco she met and fell in love with Ralph Hodson, a Layton guy also living and working in San Francisco.  They returned to Utah in 2000 and were married on a cruise in 2002 attended by her whole family.  Unfortunately, Ralph died just seven months after they married while they were visiting her parents in Mazatlan, Mexico.

After several lonely years, Jodi met her current husband, David Pace.  She had become good friends with his two daughters and they introduced her to their father.  She enjoyed many good time outings with them and fell in love with David.  They were married August 11, 2006.  They have enjoyed many camping and ATV trips together as well as vacationing in Yellowstone, Oregon, Canada and Montana in their motor home.  Jodi and Dave also enjoyed skiing, fishing, and snowshoeing.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of her Life on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Leavitt’s Waterfall Reception Area, 836 – 36th St., Ogden.

Interment at West Point City Cemetery.


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Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Celebration of Jodi’s Life

Leavitt’s Waterfall Reception Area

836 – 36th St.



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Born: December 26, 1965
Died: February 20, 2015

Condolences for Jodi Allison Pace

David & Carmen Talbot posted on 3/5/15

Ramona and John, We are in Arizona and received a call from Gary Strong. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you both. God bless you and give you peace. hugs, cj and Dave


Kurt Cottrell posted on 3/3/15

Dear Dave, I am so sorry for your loss! Jodi (Toad) went to school with me all the way through Burton Ele to Davis High School and she was such a wonderful person. I had the great pleasure of working with her in Studentbody our senior year and what a fun time we had. Jodi as you know was a special person with a personality that everyone wanted to be around and we were so lucky to spend that time with her. I hope you will be comforted at this time and just know there are many people who loved and appreciated Jodi and her goodness. Kurt


pat and denise lynch posted on 3/1/15

Dear Dave, and family. we are in Arizona, and I looked at the obits, and was very sad to see Jodi passed away. may God bless you and your family. We were lucky to meet her and were so glad you both came to see us. what in the world would take such a special person from you , we are here for you, and please know we pray for you and the kids, and her family, for strength for you all, love Pat and Denise


Linda and Mike Brady posted on 2/28/15

Dave, I am so saddened for your loss. You and Jodi were such a lovely/special couple. Linda and Mike Brady


Darlla Taylor posted on 2/28/15

Sending you our love and prayers during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Darlla Marston Taylor and Family


Sherry Harris posted on 2/28/15

I am so saddened by Jodi's passing. We met several years ago at the Rotary Club of Ogden and I always enjoyed her so much. Since that time, I would bump into her just often enough to update each other on what was happening in our lives. We enjoyed a lunch date the end of January and made plans to lunch together on a regular basis! She was always interesting and fun to be around. She's a person I'm glad I met in my life. She's gone much too soon. My sincere sympathy to Dave and Jodi's family.


Lisa Grosgebauer posted on 2/27/15

Dave, I am so sorry to hear about Jodi passing. My heart goes out to you and her family. We used to talk in the Northrop Grumman break room. I knew Jodi (Toad) from playing sports starting in the early years of Jr. High. Jodi was extremely talented and an all-around athlete. She was extremely good at both basketball and volleyball. She was a positive and funny person always making us laugh. I am saddened to hear thoughts and prayers to the family. Lisa Malnar-Grosgebauer Class of 85


Jan Brown posted on 2/27/15

Dave - So sorry to hear about your loss. God bless you and your family in this time of sadness. I'm thinking of you. Jan Brown


Colleen Hodson Frost posted on 2/27/15

Dear Dave, I was so saddened by Jodi's passing. I just met Jodi this last August And truly felt the warm friendship. I noticed right a way the close and wonderful relationship the two of you shared. You have some beautiful memories to hold onto forever. I am so glad I was able to meet such a beautiful person. I will be thinking of you tomorrow, bless you and your family.


Brian Bacon posted on 2/27/15

Jodi "Toad" was one of my most favorite soccer buddies from junior high and high school. She was truly one of the bright lights at Davis High School and a great athlete in her own right. She was always their to lift us up and make us laugh in even the most trying times. I pray for the spirit of comfort for her dear family and hope you can draw deep from the memories of joy she brought us all. May you each be comforted at this time of such a great loss. Brian Bacon class of 83


Monica posted on 2/26/15

I first met Jodi many years ago when she participated in the Ogden/Weber Chamber's "Leadership Northern Utah" group. I'll never forget her rendition of muskrat love at the retreat. She kept us laughing hysterically during the 3-day retreat and continued for the next 9 months of the program. I always looked forward to seeing her. The world has lost a funny, warm human being. My heart aches for your loss.


Lou Jean Thompson posted on 2/26/15

Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. I had heard through the years that you and Jody were very happy. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. Bless you.


Bobby & Rhonda Berger posted on 2/26/15

David, We are so sorry for your loss. We hope that time & memories will help you heal. God be with you & your family. Our thoughts are with you.


Becky Crumbo posted on 2/25/15

We are so saddened to learn of Jody's passing. Dave and Jody have been great neighbors for the past 3 1/2 years. Friendly, helpful and fun-loving, they've been inspirational in their determination to do things they enjoy together and enjoy their time together. So sorry for your loss. We will miss her.


Gloria Jones posted on 2/25/15

I to went to school with Dave, Jodi was there for most of our of our plannings meetings and the monthlty get together after our reuion meetings. Her friendly ways and her special smile l always thought was light the the the room for me. I'll mised her. Her and Dave seemed to have a very special relaltionship. Bless you Dave.


Pat Groustra posted on 2/24/15

Even though Jodi went to Davis High, I consider her one of our Falcon classmates from Clearfield because she has been so involved with her husband, Dave, in planning our class reunions. She contributed a beautiful wood engraving for our 50 Year Reunion auction that is now displayed in the Alumni Memorabilia case at Clearfield High. She and Dave have been frequent attendees to our "breakfast club" group that decided we didn't want to wait another 5 years to get together. We have loved her as one of our own and enjoyed her many stories. I know she will be truly missed by family and friends. XXXOOO