Rodeo Notable • Inducted 2001
Myron “Doc” Etienne is a city boy with a long and deep love of the West and the cowboy. Shortly after high school, he joined the Merchant Marines. After five years at sea, he enrolled in college and graduated with a law degree. His first job was with the Monterey County District Attorney’s office. After checking in for his first day, the second stop was the rodeo office in Salinas, Calif., and the beginning of a long career as a rodeo volunteer was born. Etienne, born May 19, 1924, in Pasadena, Calif., has served more than 40 years on the California Rodeo Salinas board. That involvement led to his service on the Rodeo Advisory Committee since its inception. He also served on the PRCA Rodeo Information Foundation and was a founding member and the first president of the Animal Welfare Council. He has been a strong force in making the Association the leader in dealing proactively with animal welfare issues, and he is extremely dedicated to the welfare of rodeo animals and the rodeo industry. Doc Etienne is a man of firm beliefs with the best interest of rodeo and the rodeo cowboy at heart.
Born: May 19, 1924 in Pasadena, California
Died: September 10, 2016 in Carmel, California