June M. Pierce

June Marie Pierce was born on April 15, 1929, in Bridgeport, Wis., and passed away Jan. 31, 2019, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

She was married to William Pierce for 64 years. He passed away in October 2011.

She is survived by her son, Michael A. Pierce of Phelan; sister, Betty Gately of Phoenix, Ariz.; son-in-law, John Gustafson of Ridgecrest; grandchildren, Michael Pierce, Jennifer Hill and Brian Pierce; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her son, Clarence (Bucky) Pierce of Riverside; daughter, Judy M. Gustafson of Ridgecrest; grandson, John M. Gustafson of Ridgecrest; and daughter-in-law, Rose Pierce of San Bernardino.

She had been a resident of Ridgecrest since 1984.

She loved life, being with her family. She was especially close to her daughter, Judy Gustafson.

For the last three years she was a resident at High Desert Haven assisted care home, where she was treated with exceptional care. She had many friends and she especially liked her friend, Bob.

A private service to celebrate her life will be held with her loved ones.

She will live on in the hearts of everyone that she touched and will be remembered as a good wife and mother.

— Submitted by the family of June M. Pierce

Story First Published: 2019-02-08