Kimble Jane Pierce


Kimble Jane (Martin) Pierce, 77, passed away on December 23, 2020, at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, in Austin, Texas, a few miles from where she was born. Her parents were Lena Sybil (Hey) Martin and Bryan Lamar Martin, and she was the eldest of three, overseeing her two younger brothers Tony and Jeb.

She grew up in Austin, attended Austin High, graduating from Del Valle High School, then attended the art school at The University of Texas. At UT, she was for a time a student of the renowned sculptor Charles Umlauf, and art became her lifelong passion. While at UT, her parents owned a store located at the current location of Stubb’s BBQ, where she had her own hangout in the basement.

She worked for various agencies of the State of Texas, including after moving to Liberty Hill, where she lived for 38 years. She and her husband Roger participated in many art exhibits and programs in Liberty Hill, Georgetown, and beyond, including providing art lessons.

She is preceded in death by her step-children Roger K Pierce Jr., Rodney Pierce, and her husband Roger K Pierce, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Carbonneau and son-in-law Shane Carbonneau, of Austin, and her step-children Eric Pierce and Zoe Pierce, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as extended family in the Hill Country, Colorado and California.

A celebration of life will be held at Umlauf Sculpture Garden on May 15, 2021. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Family Eldercare.