Obituary: Elaine Adel Pearce

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Nov. 3, 1932 ~ Oct. 14, 2016
Elaine 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 Eckre 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. Elaine 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 are her husband Robert, sons James (Jayne), Pete (Layne) and daughter Elizabeth (Bill); sister Sandra Hefley, Joan Klose and Deborah Freitag; grandchildren Benjamin and Joshua Kiser, Derrik, Dillan, Reagan and Quintin Pearce; great-grandchildren Teigen Kiser and Roman Pearce.
Funeral services were Nov. 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Meeker, Colo. Interment was 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.