Pierre “Pete” V. Paris

Pete Paris

Pete Paris

Pierre “Pete” V. Paris, Age 87 passed away in Ely, Nevada on the 28th of September 2013 after a long illness. Pete was born on February 26, 1926 to Bertrand Paris Sr. and Marie Uhalde Paris. He was educated in White Pine County Schools. On September 9, 1950 he married Mary Jean Legarto in Ely Nevada.
Pete was a lifelong rancher in Elko and White Pine counties on the Paris Ranch in Butte Valley, Nevada with his father and brother.
Pete is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Mary Jean, his three sons and their wives, Pete Jr. (Rama) – David (Dena) – Mark (Kim) and his sister Grace Christiansen. He also has Eight Grandchildren, Six great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother Bert Jr., son Mickey, and little daughter Grace Marie. As well as his good buddy AZ Joy.
Pete was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ely, Nevada. Sacred Heart Council 1340 Knights of Columbus, the Ely Elks Lodge, and the White Pine County Cattlemen’s Association.
The Rosary in honor of Pete will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday the 1st of October at Mountain Vista Chapel in Ely Nevada, and a mass of Christian burial on Wednesday October 2nd at 10 AM at the Sacred Heart Church in Ely. Burial will be held at the Ely City Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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  1. Dennis R Petty says:

    My heart felt blessings to all of you. Marie Jean, Pete Jr. David, and Mark. Pete as well as all of you always made myself and brother and sister feel so welcomed at the ranch whenever we visited. I am sorry I couldn’t be there for you now. Pete was as tough as they came. I remeber one branding he dropped a knife he was using to mark ears and it cut him on the leg pretty bad. He just wrapped it and finished branding and then took care of it. He took care of business. Tough but he always made sure us kids had a good time. Thanks Pete.


    Votre nièce et cousine d’ Ustaritz, son mari Philippe, leurs enfants et beaux enfants vous adressent leurs plus sincères condoléances. Que Otto Pete repose en paix. Recevez nos meilleures pensées. Jeanine

  3. Carol Arndt Papp says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you at this time. There are not words to express how much your family has always ment to me.
    Sending my Love to you all.

    • Marvin & Georgette Jessen says:

      Dear Mary Jean,Pete,David and Mark and family’s,

      So sorry to hear of Pete’s passing.He was a such a great man. He was so kind and friendly to everyone. He will be missed by so many and know you all have a void in your hearts. Our prayers to all that God will ease your pain.

      Marvin & Georgette Jessen

  4. Shirley Hall (armijo) says:

    Sorry to read about your loss may god be with you

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