Sandra Kay "Sandy" Pearce Latture

Obituary Notice

Sandra Kay (Sandy) Pearce Latture of Little Rock died October 24, 2004 following a courageous, 12 year battle with cancer. 

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Paul Latture, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority; a son Paul III and his wife Jennifer of Jackson, Tennessee; a son Brian and his wife Allison of Dallas; two granddaughters, Abigail Latture, 6, and Claudia Latture, 3, both of Jackson, Tennessee; her mother, Margaret Carlene Pearce of Little Rock; a sister Jennifer Ann Johnson and her husband Tim of Little Rock; and a nephew, Taylor Johnson, 14, of Little Rock; and an aunt, Alice Lorraine Bowden of Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Dale Pearce. 

Sandy grew up in Fort Smith, graduating from Northside High School. She met her husband, Paul, as a teenager at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. Their first date was when she had to work at a concession stand at a high school football game. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. 

Sandy loved sports; she was an avid Razorback football fan, attending as many home games as possible with Paul. Health permitting, she attended soccer, football and basketball games of her granddaughters and nephew. 

She loved traveling and that was good because she moved to Denver, Tulsa, Lake Charles, back to Little Rock, Joplin, Wichita Falls, Texas, Jackson and then back again to Little Rock with her husband whose Chamber and economic development career took him to those cities. But Arkansas was always home and to Sandy, there was no place like home. 

She enjoyed playing bridge and as a young girl, one of her favorite memories was going to Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma with her family. She was a happy, giving and loving person, with the greatest love being her family, especially those two granddaughters. Sandy was a fashion consultant for Doncaster for ten years in Little Rock and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Little Rock. A lifelong Methodist, she was a member of First United Methodist Church in Little Rock. 

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church at 7th and Center under the direction of Rev. Jason Molitor. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Ruebel Funeral Home, 6313 West Markham Street. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204, of First United Methodist Church, 723 Center Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201. 

Register Book

  • Paul, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of saddness.
    Dub & Corinne Allen 
    Little Rock, Arkansas 
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    April & Thomas Bliss
    Pittsburg, Texas 
  • We are thinking of you now, as we have been for quite some time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody.
    Allan Libby 
    Surf City, North Carolina
  • Brenda Miller
    Director, Granbury Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Granbury, Texas 
  • Paul, Paul,III and Brian, just wanted to let you know that you remain in our prayers and that as difficult as this time is for you, Sandy is now at rest. As I have said so often she was a beautiful lady both in body and spirit her quick wit will be missed.
    Joe and Katie Gibbins
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • John Gatling
    Cynthiana, Kentucky
  • I am a childhood friend of Paul III's from Joplin, Missouri days. We were so young - 3rd, 4th, and maybe 5th grades - at McKinley Elementary. My family lived on CollegeView Drive too. I watch the Joplin Globe online, since I'm not living in Joplin anymore either. We kids ran and played throughout the neighborhood, so when dinnertime came, our mothers always just yelled out the front or back door to have the kids come in to eat. I remember Sandy's voice calling for Paul. I also remember one day there were many of us kids that went sledding when we were no doubt out of school. We spent a long time out in the cold. Sandy invited us all (maybe 10 or 12 of us) in to have hot chocolate. These are special childhood memories. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know she'll be missed. I'll keep you in my prayers.
    Dana (Snyder) Prentice 
    Larry & Donna Snyder's daughter 
    Muskogee, Oklahoma
  • Paul, I extend to you my sympathy for the loss of yor wife. I would very much like to see you again. 
    Butch Latture 
    Beebe, Arkansas
  • Paul..I ran across a friend in Tennessee who knows your son. She told me about Sandy's passing. When I returned home I searched on her name in Yahoo, and I found this page. Although our paths no longer cross, I still think of old times. You have my deepest sympathies.
    Laura Murch Shudrowitz
    Benton, Arkansas