WELLINGTON-Marie Pierce Houskeeper, age 83, passed away Sunday Aug. 3, 2008 in Price, Utah. She was born Jan. 1, 1925 in Wellington, Utah, as the seventh of nine children born to James Wiley and Sarah Clarissa Tidwell Pierce. Marie married John Chester Houskeeper June 13, 1942 marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
She worked as a nurses aid, social worker and a presser at the laundry mat. She enjoyed bingo club, Bonco club, crocheting, traveling, camping, square dancing and going to Wendover, Nev. She was a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Marie was always helping others and doing things for everyone. She loved her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children; Joan Marie Houskeeper Coombs,Wellington, Chester John (Vivian) Houskeeper, Wellington, Ronald Dee (Linda) Houskeeper, Kaysville, Jack Junior Houskeeper, Price, Rick C. (Gayla) Houskeeper, Price, Rodney J. Houskeeper, Wellington. 33 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, and 24 great-great-grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her husband John, a son, Bud Houskeeper, granddaughter Judy Houskeeper Pearson, son-in-law Wesley Coombs, brothers; Allwin Pierce, Nathain Pierce, Gee Washington Pierce, and infant twin brother Murray Pierce, sisters; Viola Wilson, Ruth Moffit, Pearl Christensen, and Barbara Huff.
Funeral services will be Wednesday Aug. 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Wellington Fourth Ward LDS Chapel (50 North 100 East). A viewing will be held Tuesday Aug. 5, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary (680 East 100 South, Price), and Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Wellington City Cemetery.