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Obituary for Pearce Leonard Jack Hines

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Pearce Leonard Jack Hines

May 5, 1921 - December 4, 2011

Pearce Leonard (Jack) Hines, 90 years old, died Sunday morning, December 4, 2011, at his home. He was born May 5, 1921, on a homestead in Cedarvale, New Mexico to James W. and Effie Dunn Hines. When Jack was 3, the family relocated to Lometa, Texas where they worked hard at farming and ranching. At age 19, he joined the Army for a ride that would ultimately take him to the 101st Airborne Division in WWII. He participated in Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, and a skirmish in Belgium where in January 1945 a German tank shell took his right arm. He recovered at Bushnell Army Hospital in Brigham City where he met and soon married Evelyn (Pete) Petersen. Together they raised a family in Ogden: Carol Ann (James) Morrow of Orem, Brad (Carol) Hines of Reno, Judy (Russ) Latherow of Ogden, Bret (Debbie) Hines of South Ogden, ten grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.Jack retired from Hill Air Force Base in 1984.Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Pete, of 63 years; his grandson, James Andrew Hines, three brothers, two sisters, and many, many friends.If you did not know Jack, you missed out. If you did, you will never forget him.A Memorial Service will be held Thursday evening, December 8, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th street in Ogden. Visitation with family members will be from 4:00 to 5:45 p.m. prior to the service. The family suggests donations in memory of Jack to the Special Ops Warrior Foundation, P.O. Box 13483, Tampa, Florida 33681-3483 or go to condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Time: 6:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Pearce Leonard Jack Hines

Born: May 5, 1921
Died: December 4, 2011

Condolences for Pearce Leonard Jack Hines

Christine cannon Lietke posted on 4/10/12

My name is christine. I am the grandchild of Bernard z Hines. He was a nice man and my grandfather talks about him and the family a lot. He is greatly missed by many in the south. Leilani, Yvonne, Danny, Christine, Michele, and bernard.


Milt Frei posted on 1/25/12

Pearce!,----you old practical, good natured, one armed son of a b****. You informed me one time during our many hours of campfire conversation, that you told your sister Sue, you intended to dance on her grave. I told my sister Boo the same thing but it hasn't happened yet. I never learned whether you actually did it or not, but I hope some time we will meet again in another dimension and discuss in minute detail what it was like for each of us.Until that time, I wanted you to know that I gave one of your “one arm man” knives to another one armed man I know, Coincidentally, he just happened to be a University Professor. I asked him one day why he didn't use the knife I gave him. He replied, ---- “It cut my lip"!Kind of tarnishes one's view of the scientific community don't you think? Maybe we can discuss it next time we meet.


Dee Price posted on 12/28/11

Unfortunately I only briefly got to speak with Jack on the phone. I feel that I have really missed out on going a lifetime without having met him in person, but I loved our conversations. He certainly wasn't hesitant about saying what he thought and how he perceived things. I love that!God bless you all, Brad.Dee Price


David Jackson posted on 12/14/11

Jack and Pete were neighbors here in St George when I was a teenager. Jack taught me how to sharpen a knife, a skill I still use today. And while that may be the first thing that comes to mind, there was much more. He was a wonderful person, and a positive influence in my life.It was an honor and privilege to know one of America's Greatest Generation.


JAMES WILLIAM HINES posted on 12/14/11

My first memory of my uncle was at my grandfather's funeral when I was five years old. Though at the time I was terrified of his prosthetic arm as I had never seen such a thing, His warm spirit soon won me over. Shorly after I was riding in a yellow jeep with him in awe of his abilty tu drive the stick shift with his prosthesis was just the neatest thing ever along with the fact that it had no roof. I thought he was the greatest and I now honor his memory with the knowledge he was a hero and the loss of his arm was a sacrifice he made in WW2 which was beyond my understanding at the age of five. Rest well Uncle I know you are with your beloved Pete.


Chenet Link posted on 12/12/11

Clifford & Mable Butts, & family, send their condolences to the all who knew Pearce. Cliff & Pearce were cousins & lifelong friends. They shared many long talks & greats laughs. They spoke a few days before Pearce passed & had a good chuckle together, one last one down here. We know they will have many more together some day. If there is anything we can do to help, or for the family, please let us know. We keep you all in our hearts & prayers.


Linda U. posted on 12/11/11

What I'll miss most about Jack was his ability to tell a great story, his sense of humor, and his unremitting determination to live life to the fullest. He had a strong sense of self and never pretended to be anything else for anyone else. His passing leaves a huge hole for all those blessed to have been part of his life.


Jason & Julie Baker posted on 12/9/11

Sending our love & sympathies at this time. We love you all. May your wonderful memories and knowledge of the life after this one bring you much comfort and joy.


Vickie Zabriskie posted on 12/8/11

This is Vickie with waste management. Iam sorry for your loss. Jack was allways so nice to me and had a kind word and made my Thursdays brighter. I will miss him.


Pam Gilmore posted on 12/8/11

I was introduced to Jack and his wife when I was in elementary school by coming to a birthday party for Carol Ann. I also was in their home as an adult when I was invited to a baby shower for Jude. We have also good memories of Brett helping us in our time of loss of a parent. There was a special warm feeling in their family. I have great memories of them and their family. . Fondly Pam and Brent Gilmore


Thayne Karren posted on 12/8/11

I just wanted to let you know how much I loved Pearce and Petey... They must have thown the mold away, because there is no one like them.... I'll always will be indebted them. We are on our way to Sacramento and then Arizona. We see you when get back.... the pool boy and Jewel. Loce ya all!!


Curtis Warrick posted on 12/8/11

Brad, Carol and BradyI was honored to have known your father Jack, and the good time we had hunting chuckars in Nevada.Brad, I still remember all the funny stories that you would tell while traveling around Nevada on buisness, about your father and growing up in Ogden.Shawna and I are thinking about you at this time of sorrow.


Linda Heimer Patillo, daughter of Vera Hines Heimer & Malford He posted on 12/8/11

So many memories and where to start. Pearce was one of kind. His stories, his humor, his everything. From the trip my dad and I took to Utah for Pete & Pearce's anniversary party to the wild ride back to St. George. There was never a dull moment. While there are other memories, the one I will cherish most is my trip to Ogden in April, 2209 when Pearce took me on a roadtrip to Jackson,Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and on to Cody and the Buffalo Bill museum. We even got stuck in a buffalo heard and while sitting there thought of the song, You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd". Coming back to Ogden, I got to see some of you at a family gathering and enjoyed visiting with each and everyone of you. It was truly a special time in my life. I talked with Pearce in October. We reminiesced about our trip and he wanted to know when I was coming back for another wild adventure. I can only imagine the wild adventures going on in Heaven now and I know that he is showing my mom the time of her life. I'll miss you Pearce. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. You had a truly amazing dad.


Jim and Carla Zimmerman posted on 12/7/11

A wonderful picture of your Dad as we knew him and will always remember him. He and Pete were special friends to us and our family. We will always remember with a smile (and laughter) the time we threw Jack out of the raft while floating the Snake River. We had to throw him a rope because with only one arm he could only swim in circles. Another time Brad and Jim took his new Jeep hunting and almost lost it off the side of a snow covered mountain. He only laughed when we told him the story - that was Jack. We will miss our visits with him each summer on our annual trip back to Ogden and our phone conversations throughout the year expecially when he thought he was calling Judy. (Judy's number was next to Jim's on his phone list.) Jack would just laugh and chalk it up to old age. So many stories - too many to share, but we will always hold them dear to our heart. Will miss you Jack. Jim and Carla


Paul & Toni Jancar posted on 12/7/11

Brad & family,It was always fun being around Pearce. I can't remember a time with him that he wasn't smiling or laughing about something. Memories of him willalways bring a smile.


Kent Petersen posted on 12/7/11

Jack liked Oldsmobiles. He had a couple of them, as I recall, growing up in the early 50’s. I especially remember the big old blue one when it was slowly rolling down Monroe Blvd in Ogden, as if it was searching for someone. At four years old I knew Brad and I were in trouble. You see we decided to take a little site seeing detour and walk down town instead of going straight home from a festival at Liberty Park. No, I don’t think Brad got a whippin. You see Jack had a way of allowing little buddies to have their adventures. He enhanced those years, growing up with all our heroes, cowboys, Indians, and Uncle Jack.


Lesia Harmon posted on 12/6/11

Bret, Debbie, Rach, Mandi and sorry for your loss. What a blessing it is to know that there was a grand reunion in Heaven Sunday morning and that there will be more rejoicing in the eternities when you are all together again. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I send my love and warm thoughts of many happy memories you have to cherish.Love you all...Lesia


Eric and Beverly Roos posted on 12/6/11

We are honored to have known Jack. The times we spent with him at Russ and Judy's home were very special, what a grand conversationlist. Our thoughts are with you, we know how difficult these times are. God Speed. The Roos Family


Andrea Moss posted on 12/6/11

I consider myself so fortunate to have known such a wonderful, special man. He was always so giving to everyone around him. He will be dearly missed, however he is now at home with his sweetheart. Rest peacefully Jack.


Kelly Powell posted on 12/6/11

Jack was a wonderful person to me and my son, Billy, especially you welcomed Russ, my brother, to your family. Thank you for your service and God bless you and your entire family! Love you Russ and Judy!


Fred and Susan Ramstad posted on 12/6/11

Brad and family,It was a pleasure and honor to have known your Dad. He truly was one of a kind and such a gentleman. He will be missed.Fred and Susan


James Potter posted on 12/6/11

Jack (Pearce L) Hines and myself will always remain lifelong friends. We met shortly after Jack was released from Bushnell Army Hospital. One evening Jack & I found ourselves alone with baby Carol Ann while Pete and my wife Gay were out shopping. As things go with babies, Carol Ann soon needed a diaper change. Between Jack & I, both in uncharted waters, we manged to spread the mess all over the bed and were only saved when the "girls" got home. I honestly believe this incident cemented our friendship for the next 65 years. In all those years we've built rock walls together, made shelving in Pete's basement for her vegetables, hunted together, spurred the rocks together. One thing I remember Brad asking his Dad at the breakfast table one morning was "Dad, if the hogs eat that other arm off, how are you goin' butter your toast?"


J.I Wipf (Major /Ret) posted on 12/6/11

This nation has lost yet another member of what has been termed the "Greatest Generation"... The Brotherhood of the Airborne has lost one of its earliest veterans. I consider myself very fortunate for not having 'missed out"... I had the honor and privilege of having met Jack.. A hero of the earliest days of the US Army Airborne, his legacy continued with Brad and Brady... Three generations of parachuitists and warriors.Jim WipfSpecial Forces Association Chapter 89 & Cal-Nevada All Airborne Chapter


Jeff Hines posted on 12/6/11

Pearce,I know that you are sitting around a dinner table right now with Virgil, Frank, Lola, and your wife Pete laughing, telling war stories, and talking about the time when we will all see each other again. I look forward to seeing you and dad again soon!Rest in PeaceLove,Jeff


Wilma Kominek posted on 12/6/11

Pearce - what a wonderful man. I am so honored that I was his friend. I will never forget our camping trips together at the Hines Site - fond, fond memories. He did more with one arm, then most men can do with two. He's one in a million, I'll miss him dearly.


Leslie Dearman posted on 12/6/11

Pearce was an amazing man, and a true friend to have. I will always remember the camping trips with him at the "Hines Site" and the always funny staring contests that we had. A man full of life and laughter, ready to take on any adventure. Thank you Pearce for teaching us how to be strong and how to enjoy life no matter what obstacles lay ahead. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hines family. Brad, I am truly sorry for your loss. Love always Leslie


Mindy Logan posted on 12/6/11

Judy, I love you and am so sorry for your loss. You and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad will be missed. Lots of love and hugs, Mindy


Robbie Moore posted on 12/6/11

Jack was a wonderful man who made me feel very welcome in his family. His sense of humor and amusing stories added to his charm. He will be sorely missed. His suffering is done and his new life begins. All of our love and sympathies to my sister-in-law, Judy, and the entire family.


Gena Hall posted on 12/6/11

Jack is the true example of a Friend. My life is richer for having known him and brighter for being friends. I will always remember him for his fun loving and no nonsense personality. I will miss him and our conversations beyond what words will express. Thank You Jack!


Diane Heimer Barnes posted on 12/5/11

I remember going to visit Pearce and Pete in Utah with my father - Malford and mother Vera when I was young. They took us all around Ogden and then up into the mountains. It was so much fun and getting to drink fresh mountain water that was so cold was a real treat. i remember the player piano they had in their house and how much fun it was to push the pedals and make music. He and his wife were a really special people and will be missed.