Pete Pearce was born Oct. 25, 1954, in McNary Ariz., as one of nine children born to Lowell Rogers and Mary Louise Allen Pearce. He passed away Sept. 26, 2019, in Brenham.
Pete attended Snowflake Unified High School in Snowflake, Ariz., and studied at Eastern Arizona College and was a member of their rodeo team. Growing up he was an active member of 4-H and showed steers at the Holbrook, Ariz., Navajo County Fair. He was a self-taught professional team roper and was a true cowboy at heart and in life. He always had a rope in his hand and was always willing to help someone with their roping skills. Pete was the 1989 Coors World Finals Champion Heeler and won the George Strait Team Roping Classic in 1984 and 1986. Pete loved his Savior and his fellow men, and was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Pete is survived by his children (Mother: Glenda Bussey Pearce), Arles Pearce and Travis Pearce, and (Mother: Patricia Raymond Pearce) Deana Pearce; grandchild, Stiles Pearce; siblings, Lowell (Margo Turley), Donnette (Carl Kent), Pamela (Robert Derrick), Jack (Lorena Nichols), Laverl (Cindy Campbell), Rick (Colette Ashcroft), and Glenna (Vance Plumb).
A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, followed by a Memorial Open Team Roping at noon at Miracle Farm Boys Ranch, 10802 FM 2621, Brenham, TX, 77833. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Miracle Farms Boys Ranch to the address above, in honor of Pete Pearce.