KAYCEE - Mass of Christian Burial for Kaycee resident Charles Joseph "Joe" Pierson, 64, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10, in the Harold Jarrard Park Building in Kaycee by Fr. Charles Taylor. Burial will follow in Kaycee Cemetery.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 9, in Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo.
He died May 6, 2004, at Johnson County Health Care Center.
Born April 9, 1940, in Buffalo, he was the son of Charles and Jennie Pierson; was raised and educated there; and graduated from Johnson County High School in 1958.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1959 and received an honorable discharge in 1962.
On Sept. 16, 1961, he married Janet Curutchet in Buffalo.
They made their home in Oklahoma until 1962, when they moved to the family ranch in Mayoworth. In 1990, he went to work for Eitel Trucking; ill health forced him to retire in the fall of 2003.
He was a member of the Catholic Church, Soil Conservation Service Board in Buffalo for two terms, and Powder River Soil Conservation Board in Kaycee. His interests included hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
He was an avid Pony Express Race competitor and sports fan and tried to attend as many sporting events as possible, especially ones involving his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years of Kaycee; two daughters, Tina Bear and her husband of Worland and Toni Pierson of Kaycee; two sons and their wives, Thomas Pierson of Casper and Toby Pierson of Kaycee; two sisters, Marilyn Novotny and her husband of Buffalo and Jane Williamson of Sunnyvale, Calif.; six grandchildren; 12 nieces and nephews; and father- and mother-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation or Suzie Bowling Lawrence Hospice, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 351 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo, WY 82834.