PERCY — Ethel L. Pierson (nee Meyer) passed away peacefully at Penrose Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, after a short battle with cancer. She was 85.
She was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Britt, Iowa, the oldest daughter of William A. Meyer and Mary A. (Jackson) Meyer. She attended Britt School until 1939 when the family relocated to Percy, and graduated from Trico High School in 1950. She attended Colorado College and pursued general education courses.
She married Bob G. Pierson on May 15, 1953, in Steeleville. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1953 and were lifelong residents there, celebrating 56 years of marriage. She was employed by Walter Drake for a short time and then returned to homemaking.
She enjoyed reading, cooking and baking, and her many craft projects. She created beautiful handmade quilts and afghans and enjoyed teaching others. Her crochet skills won many ribbons at the State Fair in Pueblo. She will be remembered as a giving and gracious lady, but with an amazing sense of humor. She will be missed by her family and her many friends.
Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents, a brother, Wayne; and brother-in-law, Jim; and sister-in-law, Patsy.
The surviving family includes Marilyn Meyer of Pinckneyville, and Judy James of Kenney. She had four nieces, Patty and (Mike) Hagene, Marsha and (Jan) Byrd, Brenda and (Stan) Gerlach, and Donna and (Steve) Owen; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Family would like to thank both the staff at Brookdale and Penrose Hospital for their care and comfort during her last days.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Pikes Peak United Methodist Church, 2927 West Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904.