Pierson children: your parents and I were members at Central Presbyterian for many years. I served with your Mom on a Pastor Nominating Committee in the mid 80's and got to know and appreciate both of your parents through that process. My father, a retired Presbyterian minister who met your parents on visits to Eugene, died last September. In reading your father's obituary I discovered that he and my dad were both in the 66th Infantry Division in France in WWII. My dad was a mortar sergeant. It is too bad that these two veterans never got a chance to talk about their common bond, but they may well be attending a Black Panther reunion right now. Peace to you in your loss.