ProRodeo Sports News - May 29, 2020
Ore., to live with his son and daughter-in-law. The past few months, he lived at Sun Terrace in Hermiston. Roberts was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; both of his siblings, Cleve and Kelly; and his grandson, Eric Roberts is survived by his children Tom (Linda) Roberts, Tracy (Chuck) Peery, Tammi Pulley and Mark Pulley; grandchildren B.J. Roberts, Brandy Carter, Lindsey Wheeler, Dustin Pulley and Danielle Wynn; step- grandchildren Tyler Hand and Jamie Marts; and 11 great-grandchildren. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Share memories of CR with his family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com. JOHN PFEFFER JR . John Pfeffer Jr., a former PRCA steer wrestler and saddle bronc rider, passed away March 13. He was 92. Pfeffer was born Sept. 4, 1927, to John Pfeffer Sr. and Ida Kunze Pfeffer. Pfeffer grew
loading and caring for stock along the way. Because of his love of travel, when everyone else went home he traveled around the continent. Pfeffer returned toWarrensburg, and marriedWilma Fox on Jan. 6, 1961. Pfeffer was farming on the family farm when he had the opportunity to go to Japan with the rodeo. Pfeffer returned to farming and working at the Lake City Ammunition plant from where he retired. Pfeffer was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma (Fox) and sister, Helen Parker. He is survived by his children John Pfeffer III and Julie Pfeffer; and his nephew, Bobby Parker.
CLIFFORD CLINTON ROBERTS
Clifford Clinton Roberts, a former PRCA
saddle bronc rider, passed away May 6, in Hermiston, Ore. He was 90. Roberts was
born June 21, 1929, in Rapid City, S.D., the oldest of three sons born to Clifford and Edna Roberts. At 14, Roberts became a thoroughbred horse racing jockey and
P.Y. Kimbrough, who was instrumental
rode his father’s horses at fairs and races around the country. When he became too big to ride, his rodeo career began. Among Roberts’ biggest wins were the Northwest Regional Collegiate Championship in saddle bronc riding and the amateur bronc riding at Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days. Roberts was a longtime member of the Rodeo Cowboys Association. After his bronc riding career was over, he began team roping. His proudest win was at age 76. He won the ACTRA Team Roping World Championship in Reno, Nev. At 21, Roberts was drafted into the U.S. Army during the KoreanWar. Following his military service, Roberts returned to Lewiston and married Patricia Webb in 1953. They purchased a ranch in Lapwai and made it their home. Roberts attended the University of Idaho but was a horseshoer by trade. In 1970, Roberts returned to the thoroughbred horse racing industry. He trained at racetracks throughout the country. He won 1,301 races and five leading trainer awards. Roberts and his wife retired in 1999. Pat
in starting and producing the Ocala Shrine Club Rodeo, one of the most successful PRCA Rodeos in Florida, passed away May 17 in Ocala. He was 84. A lifelong resident of Marion County, Kimbrough was always involved
up on the family farm northeast of Warrensburg, Mo. He always wanted to be a cowboy,
in agriculture and rodeo. He was the 1977 PRCA Southeastern Circuit year-end team roping champion. Kimbrough was involved in the production of the Marion County Southeastern Youth Fair for many years, with the event being dedicated to him in 1993. He was the founder of the Ocala High School Rodeo held each year in conjunction with the fair. He was a director in the Florida High School Rodeo Association. Since he was 16, Kimbrough owned a horse and enjoyed riding into his late 70s even in poor health. He was a dedicated family man and an avid rodeo fan.
so at 17, he moved to Montana. After a lot of pestering the owner he joined the OW ranch. Under the tutelage of J.D. McKenna, Pfeffer started to break horses. After several years he left and went to work at the Keeline Cattle Company in Wyoming for a year before returning to the OW. Pfeffer started entering area rodeos and
PRCA NOTES passed away in 2003 and Roberts resided there until June 2019, when he moved to Stanfield, found his niche with wild horse races, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding. He joined the rodeo circuit and performed all over the U.S. He went to Europe twice, once with the rodeo and once with the Wild West Show,
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