Portland Service Missionaries

Robert & Deanna Pierce

Battle Ground, WA

Deanna & Bob live in Battle Ground, Washington (about 20 miles north of Portland, Oregon airport). Deanna grew up in Poplar, Idaho near Ririe & was raised by her wonderful Grandparents as a member of the church. Bob joined the US Navy Schools was stationed in Idaho Instructor Duty for 3-years. They met when Deanna threw a water balloon into Bob’s new car in May 1963, married Sept 6, 1963. Deanna had many exciting experiences while Bob completed his 7-years in Submarine Service. Debra was born in 1964, Linda born after Bob’s service in 1968. On 9/2/1966, 1st day as a civilian, Bob started his new business of Insurance & Financial Services, now 52-years & still growing, with 3rd daughter, Jill, born in 1974, as a Partner. Along came Earl in 1975, Adam in 1977 & Spencer in 1979. Bob completed his Master’s Degree, Master of Science in Financial Services from the American University in Bryn Maur, PA. Bob was baptized 6/5/1971. They were sealed with Debra & Linda in 1972 in the Idaho Falls Temple. Deanna’s LPN training has been very important to their family as a wife & mother. They have had a wonderful & blessed life.

We have 22 Grandchildren & heard a rumor our 4th Great Grandchild will arrive soon. Since Bob joined the Church we have always been busy. Deanna’s callings include 2-yr Relief Society President, 2-yr Mission at Oregon Women’s Prison with Bob, years as Family History Consultant in 2 Stakes & 2 Stake Family History Libraries, years Ward Missionary, YW President, Primary Secretary, years Bi-Regional Humanitarian Counsellor, 2-year Stake YSA rep with Bob, Nursery Leader & 2-yr Nursery Team with Bob, Den Mother, 14-yrs & presently Portland Temple Ordinance Worker & currently Ward Librarian. Bob also has been busy, 7 ½-yr High Counsel over YM, 5 ½-yr Stake YM President, 3-yr BSA District Chairman, 7 ½-yr Scout Master & Deacon Quorum Advisor, twice 2-yr each Bishop 1st Counsellor, with Deanna 2-yr Church Service Missionary at Oregon Women’s Prison, many years BSA Assistant Scout Master, Seventy 1-yr (continual Missionary), High Priest Group Leader, Teachers Quorum Advisor, High Priest Group Assistant, Stake Senior President of Seventy 5-yrs, Ward Finance Clerk, directly involved with over 100 Eagle Scouts, Awarded BSA Silver Beaver, currently Sunday School Family history instructor, currently BSA Council Board Member over 20-yrs, currently Portland temple Ordinance worker 14-yrs. Bob has been very active in community youth sports, service organizations, financial industry service, political involvement, testified several times US Senate & US House & Oregon Committees, operated his business 52-yrs & married 54-yrs, lots of public speaking, 2 ½-yr Radio Talk Show. Our families theme is “Attitude is Everything!”

Deanna & Bob are always busy with many activities – church – family – genealogy – travel & community & both cooking – Bob hunting & outdoors.

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