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A Life Remembered

Funeral Services for Carolyn Ruth Pierce, 72, of Bellville at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bellville. The Rev. Tim Bucek and the Rev. Ron Cloutier celebrating the Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal.

Interment at Oak Knoll Cemetery. Pallbearers are Gerald Tegeler, Troy W. Byler, Bradley Rinn, Andres Acosta, Pete Newman and Robert Pier. Honorary Pallbearers are Directors of the First National Bank in Bellville.

Carolyn Ruth Pierce was born in Welch, Okla. to Abram and Marvelle Farrington on Dec. 14, 1937.

She attended Welch schools and graduated from Welch High School in 1955. That same year on Aug. 20, at the age of 17, she married her high school sweetheart, Sammy Pierce. 

The couple immediately moved to Stillwater, Okla.where Sammy attended college. While there, Carolyn worked for Oklahoma State University and helped put Sammy through school.

Upon graduation, they moved to Owassa, Okla. where Sammy was employed and daughter, Tamara was born in 1959. A year later, the couple moved, with daughter Tammy, from Welch to Kenney, Texas where Sammy was employed on a local ranch.  While there, in 1961, their son, Wade, was born.

A short time later, in 1964, the family moved to Bellville where they established P & F Cattle Company. With the cattle auction management company, they traveled together throughout the United States and made many life-long friends in the cattle business.

Carolyn was a vital part of the auction staff and with her outgoing personality their best unofficial public relations officer.  She never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone, whether it was at the auction, church, airport or grocery store.

Carolyn enjoyed many activities, including gardening, reading, spending time with family and friends and traveling with Sammy.

Carolyn was an active member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, and her strong faith was very evident in her daily actions and words. Carolynís greatest joy however, was her family, particularly her four beautiful grandchildren.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of 55 years, Sammy P. Pierce, her daughter Tamara Moore and husband John, her son, Sammy Wade Pierce and wife Janet, her grandchildren Ross and Cole Moore and Mallory and Morgan Pierce, her mother Marvelle Farrington Tucker, brothers Ronald L. Farrington and Abram Farrington and wife Patsy and sister Elizabeth Farrington and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Abram Farrington

Carolyn was a loving wife, mother, daughter and friend who touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Building Fund.

Funeral Services under the direction of Knesek Bros Funeral Chapel in Bellville. Visit our Web site at  we are also located on facebook, press like and you will receive the latest funeral information.

Posted by Joy Neely


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