Helen Pierce, 46, of Baker City, died Nov. 30, 2005, at Boise.

A family memorial service will be scheduled later.

Helen loved life and lived it to the fullest. She liked to travel and was a member of the Western Cherokee Nation. She loved her Cherokee heritage and tried to live it. She loved to sit by a stream for hours while feeling the soothing sound flowing through her bloodstream.

She loved her family and friends dearly and would give anyone the shirt off her back. Helen was an accomplished musician and artist. She will always be remembered for who she was.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Pierce of Baker City; her mother, Forrest Hyneck; her stepfather, Dennis Hyneck; her daughters, Coquille Blanchard and Seneca Lenz; and an aunt, Frances Scaramuzzi.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 9, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor