Brooke Ashley (Hyle) Pearce was a welcome anniversary gift to her parents, Rex and Bonnie (Pelton) Hyle on September 12, 1992 in Burlington, Colorado. Her big brother Casey happily welcomed her home. Brooke was a fun loving, happy, but stubborn child growing up. She was always one to need to have others around her and lived to be with family and friends. Known as “Boo” to her father, she was his pride and joy and her mother’s world.
One of her favorite childhood pastimes was helping her Grandma Mae cook or run the cash register at the Thrift Shoppe. When she began sports, even as a little tyke, she was the definition of competitive. She was especially competitive when practicing and playing with her brother. School was a joy for her. She always enjoyed learning and loved being around all of her friends. Most people that knew her as a child remember her with green hair every summer. She was at the pool constantly and the chlorine would cause her blonde hair to turn green. Bonnie would have to make a special aspirin concoction to remove the green stain from her hair.
Sports were one of her favorite activities in junior high and high school. She was involved in volleyball, basketball, and golf and excelled at each of them. Even after she was out of school she would say how much she missed playing and competing.
In fact, basketball brought Brooke and the love of her life, Blake Pearce together. He was an older guy and spotted her on the court, then came a Facebook conversation between them and the rest is history. The two of them dated throughout her college career. She first attended the University of Northern Colorado for just over two years majoring in psychology. She was able to “diagnose” her mother with numerous conditions during her time at UNC. Though she enjoyed psychology, her other passion was nursing and she changed her plans, which brought her closer to home. After becoming a CNA in Greeley, she transferred to Lamar Community College to begin an education in nursing which she would have completed in May. She would have been a Registered Nurse. She really enjoyed school and the many friends she made in the nursing program.
Brooke and Blake lived a true love story. They adored each other and loved spending time together. Brooke made the mistake of introducing Blake to the game of golf. This became a blessing and a curse for Brooke. The blessing was that they had a fun activity to do together. The curse was that Blake never ever got sick of golf even though Brooke wanted to pick different activities to do together.
Brooke and Blake made a little family together when they decided to add a puppy named Tizzy to their household. They grew to love her very much and she even got to join them at the golf course every now and then.
On December 23, 2014, Blake popped the question in classic Blake style with the George Strait hit, “Check Yes or No”. She checked yes and the planning for her dream wedding began. Brooke and Blake Pearce were married on June 27, 2015 at the Smoky River Golf Course. It was a day to remember that her family and friends will forever cherish in their hearts. Brooke was thoroughly enjoying her new life as Blake’s wife and could soon envision the two of them having children together. They both continued their love of sports by coaching basketball at Cheyenne Wells High School. Brooke was a volunteer coach and she adored being around the girls and watching them improve.
It was obvious to see how gorgeous Brooke was on the outside with her contagious smile and her classy style, but she was just as beautiful on the inside. Brooke would light up any room she entered. She genuinely cared about people and always took time for a good conversation.
Brooke was the most wonderful aunt to her niece and nephews. She would have given them the world if it were possible. She made sure she never missed one of their activities and dropped in often just to visit them. Because of her, those three cannot eat popcorn without cheese on the side. It is going to be wonderful to see her legacy live on through them.
Brooke and Blake were able to take a mini honeymoon to Las Vegas in December, which was something she had always wanted to do. It seemed like life was going right along the track that she has planned, after all, she planned everything. She couldn’t have been happier with where she was in life.
Brooke was taken suddenly from us on January 28, 2016 leaving family, friends, and a whole community to mourn her death.
She is proceded in death by her grandparents Dean and Mae Pelton, Walt Hyle, and Sandy Hyle, uncle Sidney Pelton, and cousin Cody Pelton.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Blake Pearce. Her parents Bonnie & Rex Hyle, brother Casey (Sarah) Hyle, nieces & nephews Bryson, Brinley, Braylon, and unborn baby Hyle, grandmother Patti (Hyle) Darchuk. In-laws Ron & Caryl Pearce, sister-in-law Kendyl Pearce, brother-in-law Trey Pearce, grandparents Jack & Peggy Noe, and Jack & Frankie Dee Pearce. Aunts & Uncles; Carleton (Karen) Pelton, Mark (Linda) Pelton, Belinda (Wayne) Kuntz, Hud (Angie) Pelton, Wade (Joy) Pelton, Selmer (Dee) Pelton, Elitha (Dan) Beck, Shane (Lana) Pelton, Arlie Pelton, Kirby (Julie) Pelton, Troy (Susie) Pelton, Ambie (Wayne) Cullens, Angie Bartelt, Ryan (Sam) Hyle, Norm (Shelly) Noe, Jake (Stacy) Noe, Sheryl (Shawn) Wahlert, Kirk (Elizabeth) Noe, Karee (Tim) Curtis, Mike (Joy) Pearce, and numerous cousins and friends.
A service celebrating and remembering Brooke’s life was held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the Cheyenne Wells School. Following this special time of remembering, Brooke was laid to rest at the Fairview Cemetery in Cheyenne Wells with Ross Pelton, Cody Eden, Blake Roth, Tyson Mitchek, Nate Noe and Jace Noe serving as casketbearers. Honorary Casketbearers were: Jorge Arrendondo, Chase Beek, Clint Hanavan and Jakob Wahlert. Memorial contributions can be made to the: Brooke Pearce Memorial Fund in c/o Eastern Colorado Bank; Box 888; Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810 for the purpose of a family scholarship.
Friends and family can register online condolences and sign the guestbook at www.brownfuneraldirectors.com. Visitation and funeral services were entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home.
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