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Lorna Alice Pearce Meppen


1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Lorna Alice Pearce Meppen Obituary
Lorna Alice Pearce Meppen, 86, of Idaho Falls, passed away October 17, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at Morningstar Senior Living Center.
Lorna was born September 23, 1929, in Iona, Idaho, to Thomas Joseph Pearce Jr. and Harriet Amanda Loveland Pearce. She grew up and attended schools in Iona and graduated from Iona High School as Valedictorian. She also attended Idaho Falls Nursing School.
On October 27, 1949, she married Louis Meppen Jr. in Iona, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on May 9, 1992. To this union were born four sons, Rodney, Bruce, Larry, and Terry.  Lorna and Louis made their home in Idaho Falls, where Lorna worked as a bookkeeper for Prescription Center. She was a gifted homemaker that kept a beautiful home. She was always kind, sweet, and compassionate to everyone. A wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many positions and as an officiator in the Temple. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and reading. She assisted at the voting precinct and was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Lorna is survived by her son, Rodney Louis (Debra) Meppen of Elk Ridge, UT; son, Bruce William Meppen of Idaho Falls, ID; son, Larry Kay (Dianne) Meppen of Kaysville, UT; son, Terry Ray (Carla) Meppen of Firth, ID; sister, Lela Loveridge of Idaho Falls, ID; 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis Meppen, Jr.; grandson, Brandon Louis Meppen; great-granddaughter, Brylee Ladine Merrick; three brothers, Melvin, Vernon, and Everett Pearce; and three sisters, Elma Grey, Dorothy Prestwich, and Veda Nelson.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Idaho Falls LDS West Stake Center (2040 Brentwood Dr.) with Jeff Benson, of the Idaho Falls Stonehaven Ward Bishopric, officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home (273 N. Ridge Avenue) and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the church. 
Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Oct. 22, 2015
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