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La Grande, Oregon
Dale W. Pierson, 82, of Salem and formerly of La Grande died June 2 at his home. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday June 8 at Howell Edwards Doerkson Funeral Home in Salem. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday June 9 at the Summerville Cemetery.
Mr. Pierson was born Oct. 6, 1923, to Sylvan and Vera Bradley Pierson in Grafton, Neb. The family lived in Lyle, Wash., Hermiston and at Mount Emily Camp. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1941, and served in the Army during World War II. He attended Eastern Oregon Normal School and graduated from Willamette University College of Law. On July 24, 1948, he married Elenor Hayes in La Grande.
He enjoyed golf, skiing, mountain climbing, flying and watching sports on television, especially baseball.
Survivors include his wife of Salem; a sister, Ruth Loock of La Grande; a brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Willamina Pierson of Las Vegas, Nev.; and other relatives. A brother, Morris Pierson, died earlier.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to any charity.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending June 10, 2006, Published June 8, 2006