Ivy Pierson

Dec 6, 2013 Staff

Ivy Pierson, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D. She was 83 years old.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at South Maple United Methodist Church in Rapid City, S.D., with the Rev. John McKnight Jr. officiating. A reception and luncheon will follow at the church, and inurnment will be at 1 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.

Iva Jean McClure was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Luverne, Minn.

In 1948, she married Paul Pierson on Christmas Eve in San Diego. The couple had three children and lived in Riverton from about 1962 to 1977. Upon retirement, the couple became Winter Texans, traveling between Port Aransas, Texas, and Denver.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Pierson of Rapid City, S.D.; sons Jon Pierson of Austin, Texas, and Todd (Leigh) Pierson of Las Vegas; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her baby brother.

A memorial has been established to South Maple United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at

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