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With profound sadness we announce the passing of Noreen Joy Pierson (Olsen) on April 22, 2020, in Gold River, CA. She formerly resided in Fremont and Pleasanton. She passed away peacefully in the warmth of her home with the love of her life and her youngest son by her side.

Burial Services are private due to current health restrictions. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Noreen was born in Britton on November 8, 1933. She graduated from Britton High School in 1951 and married her high school sweetheart in 1952. They moved to California in 1955 where they raised their family. Noreen worked in the schools, taught Sunday School, and was active in the youth programs at church while devoting her life to her family and others.

Noreen was gifted and talented in so many ways, but her greatest gift was her heart of gold. Her love and kindness touched the hearts and lives of so many. We have lost an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, but the memories she has left us with will last a lifetime. She will be dearly missed and forever loved by all. Before her passing, Noreen asked her family to thank all of you for being a part of her life.

She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Lyle Pierson; their four children, Gregory Pierson (Linda), Lon Pierson (Vicki), Julee Snitselaar (Steven), and Barry Pierson; their seven grandchildren; and their 12 greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Julian and Lucille Olsen, and her brothers, Adrian and Larry Olsen.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento, Shriners Hospital for Children, SPCA, or a charity of your choice.

Marshall County Journal

PO Box 69, Britton, SD 57430
Phone: (605) 448-2281
Fax: (605) 448-2282