75 F
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Support our Community Sponsors

Birthday: Stanley Fred Pierce turns 100

Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

More from Author

Giveaways: Summer Giveaway

Click to View our Sponsors Websites

Time to get your try on

Many say this is a year that should just be cancelled, however, I believe this is a year that can be used...

Fiesta Days Rodeo To Be Held As Scheduled

Spanish Fork City, the Fiesta Days Rodeo Committee, and the Diamond Fork Riding Club are excited to announce that the 2020 Fiesta...


Springvile Art City Days 2020 to resume in 2021.

We never know the path others are traveling

It saddens my heart that so many are sick and so many are dying. May we at this time pause and have a moment of silence for those that we have lost. They are our family members, friends

r Spanish Fork resident Stanley Fred Pierce, who prefers to be called Fred, celebrated his 100th birthday on May 14. He was born on May 14, 1917, to Stanley Griffith and Elizabeth Archibald Boyack Pierce in Spanish Fork, Utah. Fred was the second child in the family, having an older sister Madge who was born in December 1913. There were also three younger siblings: James F. born about 1919, Grace M. born about 1931, and Winn born about 1939.

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.

More articles

Our Print Advertisers

More in Category

Goodbye to the wonderful town of Payson

It was supposed to be our forever home, but it was not meant to be.  When jobs and other...

Social Distancing or Social Awkwardness

Social distancing shouldn’t be that hard for me. Why? Because there’s not much difference between social distancing and being socially awkward, and...

Jessica Lindley named Nebo School District Teacher of the Year

Jessica Lindley, a teacher at Foothills Elementary, was named teacher of the year for the Nebo School District. Lindley...

Giveaways: Summer Giveaway

Click to View our Sponsors Websites

Teen Authors Boot Camp provides inspiration for young people in love with words

Writing is a lonely endeavor, but inspiration is often a crowded room. A combination of the two can lead to magical places.