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Jerry A. Pierce SR

February 28th, 1942 - November 4th, 2012

Jerry A. Pierce Sr., 70, of Homedale, died Sunday, November 4, 2012 of natural causes at his residence. Jerry was born on February 28, 1942 in Bremerton, WA to Alan and Alice Caroline Pierce. The family moved to Wilder and when his father took a job with the railroad the family moved to Bliss and then Pocatello. He began attending school in Bliss and American Falls. The family lived in a small trailer which was located on railroad land west of Pocatello. When Jerry was in the 8th grade the family moved to Royal Camp now known as Royal City, WA. The family made a final move to San Jose, CA. Jerry was sent to help his Grandma Nanney in Idaho when he was 14. Grandpa Nanney had just died and Grandma Nanney needed help with the farm. Jerry Stayed in Idaho helping her and graduated from Homedale High School in 1960. He met Beverly McBride while in high school and they later wed. To this union were two children, a son, Jerry “Jake” Jr. and a daughter Sonja. The two later moved to California and resided in the Mt. View area. Jerry worked for the Bell Telegraph Service and became active in his Union where he was a Shop Steward. He retired after 30 years from PackBell Phone Co. Jerry was active in his community while working for PackBell. He was known for helping people in need and never turned them down, offering a word of advice, a place to stay, or just an open ear to listen. He enjoyed spending time on the family farm when he lived in Idaho. He also enjoyed riding motor cycles and fishing. One of the things he enjoyed most was a nice cold Olympia beer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alan and Alice Pierce. Jerry is survived by his son, Jake, a daughter, Sonja, 3 grandchildren, a sister, Dixie Caris and a brother, Montie (Marilyn) Pierce. Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Wilder Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Txoko Ona Basque Center, Homedale. Family asks that you dress casual. Service Information

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