Birthday: Stanley Fred Pierce turns 100
May 11, 2017 02:08PM
Stanley Griffith Pierce worked in construction, and Fred worked for him prior to World War II. He joined the National Guard to keep from being drafted and ended up in an artillery unit in the South Pacific during World War II. He was in the Army from 1941 to 1945.
After the war, Fred married Fay Moore in the Salt Lake Temple, and they are the parents of four boys and one girl, the daughter being the youngest of the children.
Fred still lives in the house he built in 1946. He was a carpenter almost all his working life, working for Dean and Peay Construction in Orem. At the end of the sidewalk to his front door is scratched, “The Pierces 1973.” That was when he poured the new sidewalk. When asked what the secret to his long life is, Fred answered that he has always been very active. “He shingled his house for the last time when he was in his 80s,” his son, Mike, added. “He was climbing ladders in the apple orchard and picking apples when he was in his 90s.” Fred’s wife of 57 years, Fay Moore Pierce, passed away on Oct. 5, 2003, in Orem and is buried in the Spanish Fork Cemetery.
A special reception celebrating Fred's life was held on May 13 in Spanish Fork.