services for Robert L. Pierce, 81, of Milton-Freewater, Ore..
who died Friday, July 10, in a Walla Walla, Wash., hospital
following a long illness, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at
the Roswell Cemetery, Roswell, under the direction of Munselle-Rhodes
Funeral Home, Milton-Freewater.
Mr. Pierce was born Nov. 3, 1905, at Roswell to Lee and Luella
McLaughlin Pierce. He attended school in Arena Valley.
He married Blanche Riggs March 27,
1926, in Wilder. They made their home in
Milton-Freewater, where he worked for the city as an
electrician. He advanced to an electrical engineer and
then to head of the electricians' department. He retired
after 28 years with the city.
to Pakistan, where he worked as an electrician for three years
before returning to Milton-Freewater.
Mr. Pierce enjoyed oil painting and reading.
He is survived by his wife of Milton-Freewater; three sons,
Ronald Pierce of Boise, Larry Pierce of Touchee, Wash., and
Robert Pierce Jr. of Beaverton. Ore.; three daughters, Ramona
(Mrs. Oscar) Kelly of Spokane. Wash., Muriel (Mrs. Guy) Jonas
of Seattle, Wash., and Janice Clayton of Cincinnati, Ohio; a
brother, Marshall Pierce of Boise; a sister, Alma (Mrs. Ernie)
Crouse of Bruneau; 15 grandchildren; and 13