Homer Emery Pierce, 74, a longtime rancher who worked for the Wilson Cattle Co. for 12 years, died Thursday, May 7, 1987, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
A graveside service for Mr. Pierce was scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the North Powder Cemetery. The Rev. Ralph Holcomb of the First Christian Church officiated.
Mr. Pierce was born March 20, 1913, at Pleasant Valley to Ivan and Mary Maharry Pierce. He was educated at North Powder.
Survivors include his children, LaVelle Woodcock, Wilma Shankel and Bill Pierce, all of Baker, Joanned Salsby of Sparks, Nev., Judy McKey of Reno, Nev., Larry Pierce of Othello, Wash., and Tom Pierce of North Powder; two sisters, Ida Pearson of North Powder and Hazal Donnelly of Olympia, Wash.; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Baker High School Baseball Team or the charity of one’s choice. That may be done through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave.
Baker Democrat Herald – – May 11, 1981.