A longtime Bay area resident, Eunice Larson, passed on to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully on September 13, 2013 in San Martin, California.
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Although Eunice lived most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay area, she retired to a beautiful new home in Twin Oaks, Jamestown, CA for the last 13 years of her life. Her new home was a couple of blocks from her brother, Larry and his wife Maryann Pierson.
She was a member of the St. Matthews Lutheran Church in nearby Sonora, CA.
Eunice Francis Pierson was born December 30, 1931 at the hospital in Burlington, WA. She grew up on her parents dairy farm located on Ershig Road near Bow, WA. Eunice started first grade at Field School, the nearby two-room Field Elementary School, which was built under the leadership of her father, Frank Pierson. Frank hired a certified carpenter, Jonas Johnson (for $1700) to actively construct the school building and supervise the neighborhood volunteers to completion several years before Eunice was born. Field School was also known as "Pierson" school. One room housed the classroom for grades one through six with one teacher, Miss Ann Ferguson, and the other was an assembly room used for school plays, music concerts, PTA meetings, graduation, etc. Eunice completed high school at Mountain View High School in California.
Eunice was baptized in the Edison Lutheran Church and attended Sunday School there until her family moved to California. She was baptized in the Burlingame Baptist Church in Burlingame, CA. Her grandmother, Christine Pedderson (Frogner) attended the Baptist Mission in Denmark.
Eunice started her work career at the Safeway store in San Bruno, CA where she met her husband, Kenneth Larson. They moved into a new home in San Mateo, California where they lived and raised their two children, Gary and John. Many years later they bought a new home in San Jose, California.
Eunice enjoyed her family and was always there for them whether it was hosting family dinners for the holidays or birthday parties for children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed taking them for outings on their boat and having picnics at the lakes. She dearly loved being with all of her family members. She kept in touch with out of town family members with frequent phone calls and letters. Eunice balanced working full or part-time at Safeway while being a full-time housewife and mom at home.
Her two brothers, Darrell & wife Mabel, Larry & wife Maryann, sister-in-law, Eva Pierson, two sons, four nephews, four nieces, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren survive Eunice.
She will be dearly missed - Matthew 6:9.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Oct. 16, 2013