Alene Sorenson Pierce

September 30, 1927 – December 11, 2013

Alene Sorenson Pierce , 86, of Orem, UT, formerly of Aberdeen, ID, passed through the veil peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. She was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Central, ID, the sixth and final child of Martin Ezra and Ida Sorenson. She grew up in a loving family where she experienced the rigors of the family farm. She graduated from Grace High School in 1945 where she excelled in all types of dramatic endeavors. She graduated from BYU in 1951. While in Provo, she met and married Isaac Delos Pierce. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on March 25, 1952. Soon after their marriage, they relocated to Aberdeen, where they spent 40 years building a cattle operation and raising their six children.

Alene enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, quilting, and particularly caring for her family. She has crafted quilts, afghans, and many other handmade items for family members throughout the years. She loved sharing her time and talents, despite her long and ongoing battle with rheumatoid arthritis.

Alene was widowed in 1995, but has made the most of the past 18 years by planning family events and creating beautiful gifts for her loved ones. She is survived by her six children: Tim (Lucy) of Lindon, UT; Jolene (Dan) Wallace of Jerome, ID; Roger (Kathy) of Stansbury Park, UT; Blake of Salt Lake City, UT; Soren (Linda) of Springfield, ID; and Bonna (Todd) Henicksman of Pingree, ID; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Fern Balls of Soda Springs, ID, and June Balls of Draper, UT. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters, one brother, and one great-grandson.

Alene’s family would like to sincerely thank the caregivers at the Beehive Home in Orem where she resided for the last eight years of her life. She truly loved and appreciated the people who cared for her there.

Services were held at the Orem 5th Ward Chapel, 50 South 800 East, on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m., with a viewing at 10 a.m., under the direction of Premier Funeral Services. Alene was buried on Monday, Dec. 16, in Aberdeen, ID, after a short family graveside service.

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