Kathleen Montgomery Pearse 1930 - 2010 Broken Arrow, Okla.
Graveside services for Kathleen “Katy” Montgomery Pearse, 80, Broken Arrow, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow.
She died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.
She was born April 20, 1930, in Henryetta, the daughter of Wayne and Martha Jewel Farmer Montgomery.
Mrs. Pearse later moved to Okmulgee where she graduated from Okmulgee High School. She worked for Texas Oil Company, which is now Texaco, from 1948 to 1968. In the 1950s, she became involved in racing cars with her husband, Jay, who was an owner, driver and mechanic in dirt-track stock car racing. These experiences led her to become part of the Powder Puff League of Women Drivers in Tulsa.
Her love for well-bred dogs drew her to acquire a membership in the American Kennel Club. This same admiration led to creating the Lynn Lane Boarding Kennel, which she operated from 1968 to 1982. Mrs. Pearse developed a specific bloodline: Arrowood, which produced Airedales. She showed and campaigned many dogs in her tenure as the matriarch of the kennel.
Mrs. Pearse was the proprietor of many businesses. She and husband Jay owned Stem and Petal Flower Shop from 1961 to 1963. Mrs. Pearse enjoyed tending to her show dogs and other champion show dogs at the Lynn Lane Boarding Kennel from 1968 to 1982. From 1995 to 1998, she owned Diamondback Anchor Company, which manufactured and distributed boat anchors. In her later years, she earned her licensure for real estate and sold homes for Coldwell Banker.
She married Jay Pearse in 1946. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include three sons, Rusty Pearse and wife Nancy, Burleson, Texas, Wayne Pearse and wife Kathy, Lawrence, Kan., and Dan Pearse, Plano, Texas; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Sue Nunnery and Ann Farley; and a brother, Jack Montgomery.