Violet Marghretta Pierce
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Violet Marghretta (Brown) Pierce, 91, a former Tracy resident and Southern Pacific Railroad retiree, died Saturday in Beaverton, Ore.

Mrs. Pierce was born July 16, 1923, in Idaho and lived in Ripon and Tracy most of her life. She worked for the Ripon Record newspaper and retired from the railroad. She and her husband also founded the Brown House trailer park in Tracy. In 2004, she moved to Oregon to be near her family.

Survivors include her son, Jim Pierce, and his wife, Judy, of Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.

Preceding her in death were her husband, James Pierce; her parents, Lucy and William Brown; and three siblings, William Brown, Lucille Brown and Lincoln Brown.

No services are planned. Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home in Aloha, Ore., is handling arrangements.

Contributions in Mrs. Pierce’s name may be sent to the American Heart Association (, P.O. Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2030; or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1635 Chester Drive, Tracy, CA 95376.

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