Susan H. Lace
April 17, 1944
September 6, 2021
Sue Lace passed away peacefully on September 6, 2021. Sue was born April 17, 1944 in Wellesley, MA and was preceded in death by her parents Willard John Hodges and Margaret Beryl Shaw.
Sue graduated from Sarasota High School in Sarasota, FL, attended and graduated from Lasell College in Newton, MA. Sue's career started in Ithaca, NY working for a local medical practice and Cornell University Veterinary School.
Sue and Jerry Lace were married in Fairfield, CT in 1975 and relocated with the U.S. Olympic Committee to Colorado Springs in 1978. Sue began working for the Colorado Springs Symphony in 1979. As a member of the Symphony staff, Sue supported the Citizens for Theatre-Auditorium which was the fund raising arm for the Pikes Peak Center. Sue worked for the symphony for over two decades.
Sue was a high energy person and, while working full time, took on the task of being the general contractor for one of their homes and renovated nine others. In addition, she developed seventy acres east of town and bred Appendix Quarter Horses.
Sue was a member of the Kinnikinnik Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was one of the original members of the Front Porch Giving Circle, a hearing tester of newborns at Memorial Hospital and volunteered at Challenger Middle School.
Sue's love for her family was immense. A devoted mother to her children and grandchildren. Watching, participating in and sharing the many experiences with them had a significant impact on her life.
Sue is survived by Jerry Lace, her husband of 46 years; sister Brenda Cook; daugher Lee Dudley (grandchildren JJ, Josh and Hallie); son Todd Metzger (wife Nolene, grandchildren Taylor and Abby); daughter Christine McPherson (husband Steve, grandchildren Caity and Caroline); and daughter Julie Lace (grandchildren Alyssa and Drew).
A celebration of Sue's life will be held at Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire.
Published by The Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 18, 2021.