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,
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
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.