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Louella Pierce


Louella Pierce of Santa Anna, Texas at the age of 88 passed from this life on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Abilene Regional Medical Center.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:00 am at Gouldbusk Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Kathy Monroe officiating. Interment will follow with services under the direction of Henderson Funeral Home of Santa Anna. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7:00 till 8:00 pm at Henderson Funeral Home.

She was born Frances Louella Boyd on May 26, 1929 in Leaday, Texas to M. L. and Laura Lay Boyd. Louella was raised in Leaday and graduated from Mozelle High School. On July 16, 1955 Louella married A. C. Pierce in Hobart, Oklahoma and they celebrated forty six years of marriage. A. C. preceded her in death in 2003. She was a lifetime resident of Coleman County and a member of the Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing games with her family and friends especially dominoes and was a homemaker, gardener and hunter.

SURVIVORS Son – Jack Pierce of Raton, New Mexico
2 Granddaughters – Cindy & husband James Pelton of Santa Anna, Texas
Marylynn Mataska of Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 Grandsons – Troy & wife Mindy Pierce of Hewitt, Texas
Casey & wife Shannon Pierce of Raton, New Mexico
9 Great Grandchildren – Chrystal & Tyler Morgan, Jennifer & Josh Rambo, Jessica & Chris Cheaney, Walker,

Hadlee & Hudson Pierce, Tristan Pierce, Harley Romero, Shelby Romero
5 Great Great Grandchildren – Jayden, Dawson & Jolie Rambo,
Luke Kerr & Maggie Cheaney
A number of Nieces and Nephews
Louella was preceded in death by her parents, Daughter-in-law – Davida Pierce, and by 5 Sisters and 5 brothers
Pallbearers are Grandsons, Great Grandsons & Great Great Grandsons

Henderson Funeral Homes
Coleman Santa Anna

Friday Ramble

Sometimes life happens...

In November I went to the State Marching Contest in San Antonio and took a lot of pictures and realized I had never uploaded them to the news. I also found a bunch of other pictures that never got uploaded.

Here is the original story and some of my favorites below:

The Santa Anna Mountaineer made it to the Final Round along with six other bands in the Class 1A 2017 State Marching Band Championships held at the Alamodome in San Antonio Monday November 6th, 2017.

In the Prelims Santa Anna marched against Ropes, Rotan, Nueces Canyon, White Deer, Bronte, Booker, Whiteface, Cross Plains, Springlake-Earth, Water Valley, May, Eden, and Throckmorton.

Santa Anna marched first in the Finals followed by a really big Whiteface band that eventually won the contest. Santa Anna finished in seventh place. Way to go Mountaineer Band, we are proud of you!

Photo contributed

See the Band State Marching Contest Photo Album for the rest.

Santa Anna Cookoff

First Annual Bobby Morgan Memorial Rib Throw Down
and Steak Cook Off and Scholarship Fundraiser
Saturday, April 14, 2018

On Saturday April 14th, 15 Santa Anna cookers, their friends, and families joined together at the Santa Anna Park and Armory to have fun, cook some good food, and raise over $5000 for a scholarship in memory of Bobby Morgan.

Bobby was a member of the SAHS Class of 1974. He had worked in the oil field for a number of years and worked his way up to tool-pusher at Bandera Drilling in Abilene. He left there to go to work at the Exxon Station in Santa Anna where he was a mechanic. Later he worked for the City of Santa Anna and Coleman County Telephone Coop before going in business for himself when he opened up Morgan Time Machines restoring old cars and occasional mechanic work with sons Bo and Tyler, before he returned to the West Texas Oil Field as a consultant. Bobby loved Santa Anna and served on the City Council and Economic Development Board. Bobby was known for his meticulous work. He sought knowledge and would self-teach himself about things using books and later the Internet. Bobby had a way of doing things that everyone could tell he had done. His work had his signature. He built a house from a dream along with wife Michelle and the skills of RB Dillard. Michelle kept many children in their home and the Morgans were a big part of their childhoods in the eighties and nineties and those kids loved him and he loved them. Bobby passed away on December 20, 2010 at the age of 54.

Coleman County Telephone Coop provided prizes and auction items. Rob and Sharon Cheaney sponsored the Kids Hamburger Patty and Kool-Aid contests. Tye and Kellye Cope of Santa Anna Processing provided the hamburger patties for the Kid’s Hamburger Patty contest.

Over $5000 was raised through donations, sale of auction items, a Rib Throwdown Calcutta, and most of the winners giving back their winnings.

The Bobby Morgan Memorial Scholarship will be given to graduating Seniors of Santa Anna High School with a preference towards automotive trades students.

Kids Kool-Aid: 1st Place - Dasia Kirven, 2nd Place -Kaydence Strickland, 3rd Place - Wyatt Strickland

Kid's Hamburger Patty: 1st Place - Luke Kerr with Kellan Evans, Cason Guthrie, and Dawson Rambo, 2nd Place - Brayden Strickland, 3rd Place - Mercedes Starnes

Pork Ribs: 1st Place - Team Garden Wine-O's(NaTosha Strickland and Monica Reyna Donham), 2nd Place - Cousin's BBQ(Tom Guthrie, Briana Horner Guthrie, Tim Perry, Darla Perry, Chris Cheaney), 3rd Place - Team 3B's(Cindy Pelton, Jennifer Pelton Rambo, Jessica Cheaney)

Steak team winners: 1st Place Team Hell Raisers(Chris Starnes) 2nd and 3rd places - 3 B's(Cindy Pelton, Jennifer Pelton Rambo, and Jessica Cheaney with Maggie)

Jackpot Beans Winners: Three Way Tie - Team 3B's(Jennifer Rambo; Cindy Pelton, Jessica Cheaney), Team Lara Bros.(Steve Lara), and Team York's Backwoods BBQ(James and Krystal York)

Margarita winners: 1st Place - Bernadine Raines(Not Pictured), 2nd Place Chrystal Morgan; 3rd Place tie between team 3-B's (Cindy Pelton, Jennifer Rambo, Jessica Cheaney) and team Garden Wine-O's(Monica Donham and NaTosha Strickland)

Bloody Mary Winners(No photo): 1st Place and 2nd Place - 3 B's(Cindy Pelton; Jennifer Rambo, Jessica Cheaney), 3rd Place - Cousin's BBQ(Tom Guthrie, Briana Guthrie, Tim Perry, Darla Perry, Chris Cheaney)

Photos contributed by Tex Wright

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