Thursday, July 16, 2009

Vera E. Pierson, 89, of Eureka Springs, Ark., passed away Thursday, July 9, 2009, in Brighton Ridge, Ark.

She was born May 1, 1920, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Sander and Gunda (Erickson) Swanson. She was united in marriage to Irving Pierson in Chicago, Ill., who preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2002, after 59 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth Pierson, and a son-in-law, Jim Graham.

Survivors include: two daughters, Carole Graham, of Holiday Island, Ark., and Karen Pierson, of Downers Grove, Ill.; and two granddaughters, Kirsten Lopez and Kelly Lopez.

She moved with her family from Canada to Chicago, Ill., at the age of four, where she grew up and graduated from high school. She and her husband remained in the Chicago area until 1999, when they moved to Florida to be with their daughter, Carole. She had resided in Arkansas since October 2003.

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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