Georgia Mae Mace, age 68, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at her home. Georgia was born June 7, 1949 in Pisgah, Iowa to George and Lois (Rife) Stevens. Georgia graduated from West Harrison in 1967. She married Ronald Mace on May 14, 1971. She attended Buena Vista College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1989. Georgia was an accountant and served as CFO and VP of Finance in the insurance industry for over 40 years. She also owned Missouri Valley Candle Company for 13 years. In 1967, Georgia won the 880-yard dash at the Iowa Girls State Track Meet setting a state record. She also participated in the AAU Jr. Olympic Track Meet in 1967 taking 2nd place in the 880-yard dash. Georgia served on the Missouri Valley School Board and the Eagle Ridge Road Association. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling, golfing, gardening, and loved all things fancy.
Georgia was preceded in death by her father George Stevens and brother-in-law Richard Burbridge.
Survivors include her husband Ronald of Missouri Valley, Iowa; daughters: Brandi Mace of Newton, Iowa; Dana Nelson and husband James of Iowa City, Iowa; grandchildren: Jackson Mace-Maynard, Jake Mace-Maynard of Newton, Iowa; Livya Nelson, Calvin Nelson of Iowa City, Iowa; mother: Lois Stevens of Mondamin, Iowa; sister: Marge Burbidge of Woodbine, Iowa; brothers: Gary Stevens, Mike Stevens, Pat Stevens all of Mondamin, Iowa; Don Stevens of Kearney, Nebraska; Andy Maynard, father of Jackson and Jake Mace-Maynard, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Georgia’s life will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Rand Community Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Sarcoma Alliance for Research Through Collaboration.