Courtesy of the PRCA weekly news release.
Myron “Doc” Etienne, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2001 in the notables category, passed away Sept. 10. He was 92.
Etienne was also inducted into the California Rodeo Salinas Hall of Fame in 2010.
Born May 19, 1924, in Pasadena, Calif., he served more than 40 years on the California Rodeo Salinas board, and was a past president. That involvement led to his service on the Rodeo Advisory Committee since its inception.
He also was part of the PRCA Rodeo Information Foundation, and was a founding member and the first president of the Animal Welfare Council. He was a strong force in making the PRCA the leader in dealing proactively with animal welfare issues, and was extremely dedicated to the welfare of rodeo animals and the rodeo industry.
Shortly after high school, Etienne joined the Merchant Marines. After five years at sea, he enrolled in college and graduated with a law degree. He was recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in the Central Coast region in California.