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Peter C. "Pete" Sacks

Born: Fri., Oct. 3, 1924
Died: Mon., May 20, 2019

Services are to be announced

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Corvallis – Peter C Sacks, 94, of Corvallis rode into the sunset with rope in hand on May 20, 2019 from his home on Birch Creek where he lived for the past 71 years. Pete was born October 3, 1924 in Fort Lupton, CO to Kasper and Elizabeth Sacks. In 1929 they moved to Missoula, MT where the family sharecropped sugar beets and milking cows for many years. By 1945 the Sacks’ moved to the Bitterroot Valley to run the Fort Owen Ranch in Stevensville. Pete developed a love and feel for horses by this time and was training many colts for the public. In 1947 the family moved to Birch Creek, in Corvallis where they raised sugar beets, ran 2 cattle businesses and had other ranch properties. Pete married Viviette Seal in 1948. By 1952 Pete was roping calves and steers competitively in the PRCA, NRA and any local jackpot he could get too. During his lifetime he won over 30 buckles, many saddles, not to mention winning his last buckle at the age 87 years old. In 2012 Pete was inducted in to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. Pete rode and roped up until the very end roping his last calf at a local branding 3 weeks ago. He will always be remembered by friends and family as one of the wittiest cowboy’s around, which he held untill the very end. When asked about his long cowboy career, Pete always said he’s “real lucky” and that he’s “real thankful”, he also said he “enjoyed every bit of it.” Pete’s family would like to thank Bitterroot In-Home Care Team for the amazing care they gave our uncle, and know that you made a difference in his life. Pete was proceeded in death his wife Viviette Seal Sacks, 8 siblings and several nieces and nephews. Pete is survived by his trusty rope horse “Red” and many nieces and nephews. Private family interment will take place at the Maplewood Cemetery in Stevensville MT. A Celebration of Pete’s Life will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made in Pete’s name to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, 218 Third Avenue South, Suite C, Wolf Point, MT 59201.

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Ben Piersol
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Know that Judy and I are thinking of your family at this time. I roped with Pete at your place in Hamilton and had a great time with him. He was a hoot!! Our hearts are saddened by his passing. Sincerely Ben

Carola Woolsey Mielke
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Another "good ole boy" from my past. Viviette and Pete we're good friends of my parents.
The man was a legend...and amazing. No matter how long between meetings he always remembered my name, and unfortunately the nick name my Dad called me. I will miss running into him now and again. Show them boys in heaven how to rope a steer.

Kay Cassens
   Posted Sat May 25, 2019
R I P. Good Neighbor! We shall miss You!

   Posted Sat July 27, 2019
Pete was a great man. He helped me and my woman some 14 or 15 years ago. I was in need of direction in life and needing to understand and remember the simple pleasures of life. He reminded me of the Joy's of a horse and the benefit to understanding emotions which was hard for a autistic person like me. He showed me how horses were a great way to override the emotional and memory struggles of autism. He was a hard man to work for but I was a stubborn kid out of struggling out of college and needed some tough reminders in the satisfaction of earning your day and working for your earn. He was kind of like my cowboy miyagi. He also reminded me to never give up my humor and that wisdom can be found in the strangest ways in the strangest people. I will always think of him of what I can think as one of the wisest and fun men I will ever know. I think those two things go together..him living life full and be full of wisdom and kindness. My memory may not have great memory but I cherish what I do have of him. For those that know know that he was love.

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