Ms. Pacey was born March 15, 1953, in California. She loved Alaska and the outdoors. Her friends wrote, "Jerri is best remembered for her big heart. She enjoyed getting together with friends and helping whenever she could. She was a beautiful person whose smile will remain with us for the rest of our lives. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.
"All of us must travel, for our paths wind slowly on. When the course is through, a welcome waits beyond. That sweet content is earned by all those miles passed, and Jerri has reached her loving home at last. Goodbye, Jerri Girl."
Ms. Pacey is survived by her soul mate, Dan Messer, of Homer; a son, Ray Pacey, of Medford, Ore.; granddaughters Amanda and Angela Pacey; daughter Brandi Bozarth of Fairfield, Calif.; grandson Isaac; brothers Gary and Henry Williams of Texas, and Rick Williams of Virginia; sisters Brenda Lloyd of Georgia and Sandra Williams of California, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joanna Williams.