April 3, 2019 — With deep regret, we announce the passing of Paulette Pierson, 83, of Florence.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 48 years, Richard Pierson.
She is survived by her beloved children: Paula Blackwell, Kenneth Slack and Julie Slack; her brother Robert Endres; nieces Diana Farthing and Janice Groben; and nephew John Giberson.
Paulette was beautiful, funny, kind, loving and generous. She loved visiting with her family. When we were all together, she could be heard joking, laughing and telling stories. She enjoyed gardening and playing Bunko with her friends at Green Trees.
She loved the girls joking and witty banter. She also enjoyed occasional visits to Three Rivers Casino. Paulette was a lucky person and more often than not came home a winner.
A few years back, the beautiful forest next to her home was demolished by developers, leaving behind 40 acres of stumps, dead wood and dug-up earth. About that time, we began to see her decline. She felt devastated and helpless, knowing there was nothing she could do about it.
The following year, a fire broke out in the dead wood left from the forest, nearly resulting in the loss of her home. After enduring these events, she still loved seeing her flowers bloom, caring for and protecting them just as she did her family.
We will always hold her dear to our hearts and are forever thankful for the time we had together, and for the love we all shared.
Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.