Steve Pierson
1947 - 2020
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Steve Pierson
Feb 7, 1947 ~ Jan 18, 2020
Steve Pierson was born February 7th, 1947 in Midvale, Utah to Frank and Alice Hogan Pierson. His two sisters, Jane and Judy, along with his brother, Reed, were raised on a dairy farm. His love for farming, horses, and cattle began at an early age, and continued to be a central part of his and livelihood. He served an LDS mission to the North Eastern States mission and attended Utah State and Weber State University.
Steve was a successful farmer and rancher who took pride in caring for his cattle. He was blessed to be able to do what he loved. He had his own way of doing everything and was skilled at what he did. He was independent and always learning. He loved working hard so that he could give to his family and friends. Steve will be remembered for his generosity, honesty, hard work and selflessness. Steve's greatest delight was spending time playing with his grandchildren, who love him fiercely. They could rely on him to always be mischievous, entertaining, and as much a kid as any of them.
Steve passed away peacefully at home Saturday night January 18th after a year battling cancer and suffering a stroke the last month of his life. He is survived by his three children, Heather Moore (Doug), Emily Sosa (Cory), Spencer Pierson, six grandchildren, and three siblings. He is preceded in death by his wife Claudia Shields Pierson.
Services will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Bingham Creek Stake Center, 8539 S 2200 W, West Jordan, Utah. We ask anyone planning on attending if they would like to please inscribe a memory or story of Steve that the family can have as a keepsake for family and grandchildren

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Jan. 24, 2020.
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January 28, 2020
Mutual Roadshow - Steve is the one on the front right
This picture was taken in the 1960's. Steve is the one on the far right in front.
Kathleen Adams
January 27, 2020
Steve was a good person and good friend. Beside being a farmer and rancher he was also a shrewd business man.I was his Realtor on buying and selling several large parcels of land. He knew what he was doing and I learned some things from him about land and water rights. I also learned not to show up when he was was working because he would usually put you to work helping him.He was one of a kind,
Larry Gray
January 26, 2020
The Pierson family has been a part of my life and memories of fun times goring up in East Midvale. They were always examples of hard work but fun times doing that work. Steve was such a hard worker always driven to be better, loving his family while doing so. The world has lost a fine person.
Bob Mascaro
January 26, 2020
Boss, will sure miss you ,thank you for help with the cows☺
Dave Nuzman
January 25, 2020
Dear Family,
Steve was probably 18 years old when I met him the first time. He had a model A hot rod with a 289 V8 engine in it. He would stop at his brother-in-laws home on 400 E. in Sandy and I was in love with the car! I am six years younger than Steve but he took pity on this young neighbor kid and took me for a nice ride in his car.

Fast forward 10 years and I was working at Petersen tractor. Steve came in to buy parts for his equipment and I knew he was familiar. We put the memories together and I enjoyed renewing the friendship with Steve. It's easy for you to understand, he was one of my heroes!

I am so sorry for your loss and wish the greatest blessings for all of those he loved that he is left behind.
Kindest Regards,
Craig Petersen
Craig Petersen
January 25, 2020
Will sure miss the trips for hay in the truck trips for burgers an coffee and just getting dirty an having fun ☺ thanks steve you made times fun , danny
Danny Teerlink
January 24, 2020
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Lauri Poulsen
January 23, 2020
Steve was an amazing person. We so enjoyed the times we were privileged to hunt turkeys on his land near Vernal, Utah, and help him with his cattle, work on his equipment, and spin stories when we could get him to take a minute to sit down, a share some friendship bread and go fishing over at Flaming Gorge with us. We will miss him
Bruce and Marjie Parker
January 21, 2020
Steve will be greatly missed!He was a great friend and always fun to hang out with! We went to Az to the Arabian horse show once and we had a great trip!!! May he rest in peace. Sending love to the family who he was so proud of !!!
Ron & Chris Guymon
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