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NORMA ENTWISTLE PIERCE Norma Entwistle Pierce, 88, recently of Antioch, Calif. and formerly of Pahrump and Las Vegas, Nev. passed away on Dec. 21, 2016 after a short illness. Norma was born Oct. 28, 1928 in South Attleboro, Mass. to Raymond and Beatrice Entwistle. She met Frank Allen Pierce in 1945 and they went on numerous dates, where they loved to dance the jitterbug. They were married on January 6, 1947 in Boston, Mass. and moved to Cheshire, Conn., where they started a business and raised their family. In 1963, for health-related reasons, Norma's doctors recommended she move to a warmer, drier climate. The family moved to Las Vegas, where Frank was employed by EG&G as an electronics technician and supervisor for over 20 years. Norma and family were active members of Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic parish, where she worked in the office for many years. Upon retirement, Norma and Frank moved to the newly-opened SKP RV Park in Pahrump, where they were very active and developed many close and lasting friendships. Norma was an expert at cross-stitch, displaying and selling many of her works at the Pahrump Valley Winery. She also loved to play the organ, especially around the campfire after she and Frank retired and "went on the road" with their RV, visiting 49 states and having many fun adventures together while visiting famiy and friends during their travels. They also enjoyed several cruises to other countries. She very much enjoyed genealogical research into the Entwistle family history, which resulted in a self-published book. She was also an avid reader. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her mother and father; brother, Raymond; sisters Mary Entwistle Jette and Lois Entwistle Reid. She is survived by her three children, Miriam Pierce Mark, Reno, Nev.; Raymond Pierce, Brentwood, Calif.; Gregory Allen Pierce, Las Vegas; brother, Charles; sister Elaine Entwistle Ryan; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed by all. A memorial service was held for her at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev. on Feb. 2, 2017, when her remains were interred with those of Frank, her beloved husband of over 62 years and a World War II veteran. The service was for family members only.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Feb. 2, 2018
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