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Nettie Alta Colbert Pierson
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1906
Coon Rapids
Carroll County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1992
Jefferson
Greene County
Iowa, USA

Nettie was the daughter of Wilson Colbert and the grand daughter of Jesse Colbert and Mary McDonald.


Feb 27, 1992 - Carroll Times Herald - Jefferson - Mrs. Nettie Alta Bradford, 86, Jefferson, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1992 at the Jefferson Manor nursing home.

Graveside services for Mrs. Brafford were held Wednesday afternoon at the Coon Rapids Cemetery, where she was buried. Bob McKnight of the Church of Christ, Scranton, spoke. Slininger-Rossow Funeral Homes of Jefferson and Grand Junction handled the funeral arrangements.

She was born April 4, 1906, at Coon Rapids, a daughter of Wilson and Jennie (Hutton) Colbert. She grew up in the Scranton area and attended school there. She also worked at a hotel in Scranton for several years.

She and Lewis H. Pierson were married Oct. 15, 1921, at Scranton. The couple lived in Scranton, Carroll and Des Moines. Mr. Piersen died in 1967. She and Murl Brafford were married May 1, 1971, in Colorado. They lived in Carroll. Mr. Brafford died in 1985.

Mrs. Brafford moved to Jefferson in 1985, staying with her daughter, Myrtle. She was hospitalized a short time in December 1991 before moving into Jefferson Manor. She was a member of the Scranton Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Myrtle Kendall of Jefferson and Lois Jean Miller of Carroll; a son, Lewis Pierson, Jr., of Jefferson; a stepson, Ralph Brafford of Mission, Texas; three sisters, Sarah Wright of Grand Junction, Iowa, Fern Skarin of Kiron, Iowa, and Mandy Helnore of Monterey, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Brafford was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, three brothers, one grandson, one great-grandson and two sons-in-law. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jennie Hutton Colbert (1882 - 1959)
 
 Spouses:
  Lewis Harold Pierson (1903 - 1967)
  Murl Brafford (1904 - 1985)
 
 Children:
  Myrtle Jenette Pierson Kendall (1922 - 2000)*
  Lois Jean Pierson Miller (1927 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nettie Alta Colbert Pierson (1906 - 1992)
  Willard Colbert (1909 - 1910)*
  Sarah Colbert Wight (1911 - 2007)*
  Marguerite F Colbert Skarin (1918 - 1999)*
  Amanda A. Colbert Helnore (1921 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Coon Rapids Cemetery
Coon Rapids
Carroll County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Dec 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32372213
Nettie Alta <i>Colbert</i> Pierson
Added by: Geo Clinton
 
Nettie Alta <i>Colbert</i> Pierson
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Rest In Peace, Cousin
- James Snow
 Added: May. 2, 2009
 
 
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