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Information J. Marshall Pierce
16 October 1903 - 1 September 1994
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
4 September 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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J. Marshall Pierce

     J. Marshall Pierce, 90, of Boise, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 1994, at a Boise hospital of natural causes.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 1994, at the Roswell Cemetery.  Larry Ragains of Parma will officiate.  Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Pierce was born October 16, 1903, at Parma, Idaho, the son of Lee A. and Mary E. McLaughlin Pierce.  At the age of 6 he moved with his parents to Arena Valley, near Wilder, where he was raised and attended school.  He married Reta Sayre October 14, 1924 in Notus and they made their home in the Parma area where he farmed and worked for the Black Canyon Irrigation District.  They moved to Boise in 1985 where they had since resided.  Mrs. Pierce passed away December 2, 1987.
    Mr. Pierce was a member of Parma Masonic Lodge and the El Korah Shrine Temple in Boise and the Scottish Rite Bodies.  He enjoyed square dancing, shooting clay pigeons and enjoyed watching baseball, football and golf.  He was also an avid duck, goose and pheasant hunter.
    Surviving are two daughters, Geneva Poletti of Boise and Betty Johnston of Parma; a son Duane Pierce of Abilene, Texas; a sister, Alma Crouse of Bruneau, Idaho; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Marvin, three sisters and a brother.
    His family suggests that memorials be made to the Dialysis Unit of St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.





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