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Laura Louise Baker Pearce, our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, age 81, passed away peacefully on April 17, 1995 at Eastridge Care Center following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was born in Monroe, Utah, on July 22, 1913 to William Louis and Laura Jones Baker. She graduated from South Sevier High School and then married Wesley Pearce on June 30, 1931. They had three children: W. Louis, Emilie Louise and E. Jay. Louise was very intelligent and talented in many ways. She was a gifted musician, excelling as both pianist and vocalist. As a young girl, she played her piano during silent movies in Monroe's movie house. Later in life she entertained many nursing home residents with her music and singing. Louise was also an accomplished writer and historian. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah pioneers, serving on the Editing and Writing Committees for "Our Pioneer Heritage" volumes. She also loved genealogy and wrote a biography of her parents entitled, "The Morning and the Evening Star."She is survived by her husband, Wesley; son, Jay, 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, four brothers and children, W. Louis and Emilie Louise.

Special thanks to the staffs of Hillhaven Convalescent Center, Millcreek Health Center and Eastridge Care Center for their loving care of Louise.

Funeral services will be held April 21, 1995 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive, where friends may call on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum.

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