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Prairie City, Oregon
Delbert Francis Pierson Jr., 89, of Baker City, a former longtime resident of Prairie City and Burns, died Oct. 4, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Prairie City Cemetery. Jack Retherford of Bible Way Community Church will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception at the Strawberry Mountain Grange Hall after the service.
There will be a memorial service later at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1915, at Berry Creek, Alberta, Canada. He married Ruth Titus on June 30, 1935, after graduating from high school at Marcola. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage.
He was always active in church, even becoming a minister for a time. He never knew the word “stranger,” making friends wherever he went. He enjoyed working at the Burns Christian Church Thrifty shop as well as hunting and fishing with friends.
He was preceded in death by four sisters; his wife, Ruth; his son, Roger; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.
Survivors include his daughter, RoseAnne Day, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 8, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor