Obituary: Elaine Adel Pearce

Elaine Adel Pearce

Nov. 3, 1932 ~ Oct. 14, 2016

phobitmkpearceElaine Adel Pearce passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Meeker, Colo. Elaine was born Nov. 3, 1932, in Meeker, Colo., to Helen and Ralph Alfred. She was the second oldest daughter of five girls. She is preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather Vernon G. Miles, sister Shirley Eckert and her son Steven Pearce. She attended Meeker High School and was graduated in 1950. It was there that she met her husband of 64 years, Robert Pearce. Together over the years they owned a dry cleaning business, a ladies apparel store and a 1,000 acre farm. Elain always worked outside of the home while raising a family and making a house a home. Together they raised four children: James, Steven, Elizabeth and Peter. Elaine is best known for her delicious bread and her ability to create her own recipes and provide a sense of humor to everything she did. She enjoyed gardening and passed on her love for animals and cooking to her children. Elaine enjoyed playing bridge and was a devoted, active member of the Catholic church. She toured Colorado and surrounding states on motorcycles with her husband and friends and had a great appreciation for the beauty of Colorado and its wildlife. Remembering her with lots of love is her husband Robert, sons James (Jayne), Pete (Layne) and daughter Elizabeth (Bill); sisters Sandra Hevley, Joan Klosi and Debra Frietag; grandchildren Benjamin and Joshua Kiser, Darrick, Dillion, Reagan and Quinten Pearce; great-grandchildren are Teigen Kiser and Roman Pearce. Funeral services are Nov. 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Meeker, Colo. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery with a luncheon following at the Catholic church. Donations can be made in her memory to HopeWest, 575 Third St., Meeker, Colo.