"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Marie Elizabeth (Pace) Wilson

November 17, 1935 - October 18, 2015

Marie Elizabeth Wilson, 79, of Scottsbluff, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff.  Her funeral service was held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at WestWay Christian Church with Pastor Willie Coop officiating. Burial followed at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be left at

Marie was born Nov. 17, 1935, at Chadron, Nebraska to Earl Sylvester and Maude Elizabeth (Warren) Pace. She attended the Nebraska School for the Deaf in Omaha until 1956 when she returned to the Chadron area. She was united in marriage to Jerry Wilson on Aug. 5, 1956, at the Assembly of God Church in Scottsbluff. The couple made their home in the Gering/Scottsbluff/Mitchell area where they raised their family.

Marie was a member of WestWay Christian Church and enjoyed word search puzzles, solitaire, and spending time with her family.

Marie is survived by her husband Jerry of Scottsbluff; daughters Dorothy (Jim) Sutphen of Papillion, Nebraska, and Ramona (Todd) Robertus of Omaha; grandchildren Stephen Lacy of Scottsbluff, Heather (Dan) Campbell of Fairbanks, Alaska, Jamie (Tom) Horrocks of Stafford, Virginia, Ashley Kessler of Melbeta, and Jennifer Sutphen of Papillion; seven great-grandchildren; brother Joe (Laura) Pace of Chadron; sister Joanne (Dale) Moore of Douglas, Wyoming; and nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, son Benjamin Earl Wilson, granddaughter Tina Jo Robertus, sister Frances Rumsey, and brother Thomas Pace.

Thanks to Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home, Scottsbluff, NE and Gladys Abariotes for the information.