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Obituary for Terrell “Terry” Pierce

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Terrell “Terry” Pierce

March 5, 1950 - August 27, 2013

“Always have a smile on your face and a cheerful hello for the people you meet and you will always have a lot of friends.” -Terry Pierce

On August 27th, 2013, Terrell (Terry) Garth Pierce won his last battle with cancer and was promoted and reassigned to a new post to help guard the streets of heaven with his fellow Marines. Terry’s Father, Thomas Garth Pierce, Mother, Beverly Richardson Pierce, best friend and fellow Marine, Paul Meyers, were waiting at the gates of heaven to welcome Terry home.

Terry was born on March 5th, 1950 in Ogden, Utah. He graduated from Bonneville High School in 1969 and then joined the Marine Corp with his best friend Paul Meyers. After boot camp, Terry married Vaneita Thornock, then left for Viet Nam in September of 1969.  When he returned home, they had 2 wonderful boys, John Michael and Brandon Paul together and were later divorced.  Terry remained friends with his ex-wife and took Vaneita’s daughter, Amber Close (Jason) Poll, under his wing. Terry later married the love of his life, Terry Lou Cherry, between the 2 of them, they had 5 boys. Terry and Terry were sealed for all time and eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple in 2010.

Terry worked at Hill Air Force Base and then became a carpenter for many years.   Terry’s skills as a carpenter were a lot like his life; he could build the biggest and most amazing things from anything small and continued to do so until he was called home.

Terry Pierce is survived by his wife, Terry Lou Cherry, sisters, Kathy Pierce (Brian) Hansen, Lyn Pierce (Jeff) Shulz, Cindee Pierce (Norm) Stanley, Tami Pierce (Erik) Waller and sons, Mike (Christy) Pierce, Brandon Pierce and Treaver (Toni) Cherry.  Terry left his boys; Mike, Brandon and Treaver to stand post for his family. Terry and Terry had 12 grandchildren and many friends that he considered family. The family would like to give special thanks to Access Hospice, Toni Cherry, Candy Heiner and Jamie Weston.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday September 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden. Friends and family may call at the mortuary Tuesday from 6 – 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m.  Online condolences may be made at



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Born: March 5, 1950
Died: August 27, 2013

Condolences for Terrell “Terry” Pierce

Joe & Jenny Hernandez posted on 9/5/13

We've known TC and Terry for a long time. We may not see them every day but consider them good friends. The news of Terry's passing was very sad, We know he went through a lot and applaud his courage. TC, we love you and we're sorry we weren't there for you. We are in Dallas spending time with our granddaughter. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this time. Joe and Jenny


Bobby & Bobbie Lynn Tafoya posted on 9/4/13

Our deepest hart felt condolences goes out to the family of Terry, as a veteran brother there has not been any one that tops Terry as the incentive that he projected. I have admired his can do attitude, strength, friendship, and his pride to be a member of the United States Marine Corp and served and put his life on the line for his country in the Viet Nam war. Deepest sympathy from the Tafoya family


L McBride posted on 9/3/13

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." "While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil." Deepest Sympathies, The McBride Family


Patty Swindell posted on 9/3/13

So sorry to the Pierce family for their great loss. God bless you all.


David Cobia posted on 9/2/13

My condolence to the family Terry was a great guy to be around in high school for the two that I knew him. He will be missed dearly.


Jack & Pam Toll posted on 9/2/13

So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family at this time.


Mary Jane Grange Wilson posted on 9/2/13

I am so sorry for your loss. Terry Lou, I'll be there for you.


Kathy Johnson Webster posted on 9/1/13

Please except my deepest sympathy! Terry will be missed by all of us. I loved his smile and his happy spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Mary Freer Vance posted on 9/1/13

Kathy, So sorry to here about your loss. May God bless all of you. He will always be remmembered. Mary


Rosemary Rust Bradshaw posted on 9/1/13

Sorry for your loss of your loved one. May the Lord give you peace.


Lynda Hansen Hartson posted on 9/1/13

Terry was a fun loving friend in High School. He was popular, always kind and so fun to be around. My love and prayers to all of his family at this difficult time. Terry is in a happy place now, free from pain and cancer. He is surrounded by those loved one who went before him and were waiting for him with open arms to give him a tour of HEAVEN... With all my love, Lynda Hansen Hartson