|Death: ||Nov. 22, 2005|
Sandra Lynn Pierce, 51, of Mabton was called to heaven to join our heavenly Father Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005.
She was born and raised in Mabton and continued to make her home in Mabton until the time of her death. She had always been an active member in her community even before she had graduated from Mabton Jr./Sr. High School in 1973. In September 1974, she married her husband, Don Pierce, and in 1975 they had their only daughter, Shannon Pierce. Sandra had worked with the Mabton Seniors Christmas dinner for 20 plus years up until the time of her death.
Her community involvements included Mabton Community Days, Mabton Food Bank, Miss Mabton Royalty, Mabton Community Scholarship, and constructing the Jo Bedker float building.
As she grew up she worked in the fields and then later she began working in the fruit warehouses. In the 1980s, she was elected to the Mabton City Council, which she held for two terms. She then got the job opportunity to work for the Neighborhood Housing Services in Mabton. This was the job she enjoyed because she was able to work with the people of the community that she loved. She also was able to travel the United States and tell people about our community. When the Neighborhood Housing Services got a new director she felt it was time for a change so she went back to the fruit warehouses. She worked for Independent Foods in Sunnyside until she had her first stroke in 1998. She then retired due to medical reasons and then began to focus on her grandson.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Don Pierce; one daughter, Shannon Pierce; her grandson who was her special angel, Clayton Pierce. She is also survived by six stepchildren, Rosemary (Rodney) Ahtuangaruak, of Nuqsuit, Alaska, Lucy Brown and Robert Pierce, both of Anchorage, Alaska, Dawn (Moose) Igtanalok of Barrow, Alaska, Dusty Castle of Juneau, Alaska, and Jim Sternitzky of Mabton. She is also survived by her parents, Mel and Evelyn Fox of Mabton; and sisters, Janice (Dale) Wahlen of Anchorage, Julie (Ernie) Cash of Victoria, Texas, Kathy Saunders of Sunnyside, Jim Fox of Sunnyside, and Kelly Fox of Prosser. She is survived by her best friend and sister-in-law, Rosemary Clifford of Clatskanie, Ore. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Katheryn Dalrymple; grandmother, Dolly Mercer, and stepson, Stephen Ningeok of Barrow, Alaska.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people make donations to the Pegasus Project Therapeutic Riding Center, 5808 Summitview Ave. #324, Yakima, WA. 98908 or Children's Village. Colonial Funeral Home, Toppenish, is in charge of arrangements.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: lloker
Record added: Dec 29, 2012
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