Earnest Cecil Pearce

November 17, 1907 - December 20, 1979

Earnest Cecil Pearce in 197?
 
 

In memory of Earnest Cecil Pearce. He was born in Beaver, Utah on November 17, 1907 to Richard Pearce and Lottie Lavern Paschall. Earn had seven brothers and sisters: brother Richard Obra Pearce born on January 25, 1901 in Adamsville, Beaver County, Utah; brother Othello Paschell Pearce born on October 4, 1902 in Minersville, Beaver County, Utah; sister Leah Larue Pearce born on August 17, 1904, in Minersville; sister Ennes Follette Pearce born on July 14, 1909 in Beaver City, Beaver County, Utah; sister Zelma Pearce born in Beaver City; brother Garth Pearce born in Beaver Ciy; and sister Margaret Altheda Pearce born on September 4, 1915 in Beaver City.

Richard and Lottie moved from Adamsville, Beaver County, Utah to Minersville, Beaver County which is about 5 miles west in about 1900. They moved to Beaver City, 17 miles to the East in about 1906

Earn married Letty Marie Jensen on September 7, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had 9 children: Anne Marie, born February 23, 1928; Earnest Ray, born December 4, 1929; Norma Jean,born June 15, 1931; Helen Joan, born January 15, 1933; (Twins) Zelma and Zora, born April 15, 1935; David Niels, born September 29, 1937; Edward Garth, born December 20, 1940 and Douglas Dale, born August 15, 1943. All of the children were born in Beaver City, Beaver County, Utah except Edward Garth who was born in Moab, Grand County, Utah

Anne Marie died February 22, 1995 in West Valley, Utah; Zora died August 22, 1994 in Springville, Utah and Earnest Ray died August 26, 2011 in Magna, Utah

Earn was a state highway patrolman, first in Beaver City, Utah, then in Moab, Grand County, Utah, then again back in Beaver City. The family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1955 where he retired.

Earn died in his home in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 20, 1979 after a lingering battle with cancer.

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
by Mary Elizabeth Frye


Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)

Earn Pearce, Utah State Highway patrolman

Earn's mother Lottie Lavern Paschall


Earn's wife Letty Jensen


Earn and his Sister

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