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Obituary: Robert C. Pierce

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Robert C. Pierce, 75, was born to Louis F. Pierce and Ann Schapp in Milwaukee, WI.

He was raised in Wisconsin and Illinois.

He graduated from Rock Island High School.

He joined the U.S. Navy at age 17, and while at boot camp he sang in the Blue Jacket Choir.

He served as a Tail Gunner on an airplane stationed on an aircraft carrier over the South Pacific during World War II.

Robert served a Spanish American Mission from 1948-1951, where he met his eternal companion, La Verne Clinger. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 5, 1952.

He graduated from Utah State University in 1953 with a degree in Education.

He taught Spanish in the Salt Lake and Granite School Districts, and was Executive Director for the Granite Education Association. Following retirement, he and his wife served two missions together: in Spain from 1988 -1989, and New York, New York North Spanish Speaking Mission from 1994-1995.

Robert was active in the LDS Church, including callings as Bishop, Branch President in Spain and New York, counselor in two Stake Presidencies, as well as on the Stake High Council.

He also served with his wife as Ordinance Workers in the Jordan River Temple.

He is survived by his wife, La Verne; children, Stewart (Linda), Elaine (Scott) Hardman, Alyson (Randy) Jensen, Roberta (Phil) Clevenger, Andrew (Carolyn); 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11a.m., at the Bennion Heights 6th Ward, 5775 So. 2700 W.

Friends may call Wed., 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 So. Redwood Rd, and Thursday at the church, 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates.