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Victor Pierson, of Minturn, died Wednesday

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Victor Carl Pierson, of Minturn, died peacefully on Wednesday in Vail, surrounded by his loving family. He was 66.

Vic was a true native, born in Yuma County, Colo., on Feb. 25, 1942 to Fred and Maria Pierson. Victor was a 1960 graduate of Battle Mountain High School, where he met his high school sweetheart Terry Burnett.

Vic and Terry hit it off on a rainy hay ride in Frisco and there were sparks right from the start. They were married in 1963 at the Minturn Presbyterian Church, and the love and commitment they shared has been an inspiration for everyone.

Vic grew up spending his summers on the family farm outside of Yuma. He continued to find adventure in the mountains ” one way was traversing the underside of the Red Cliff Bridge.

He always enjoyed a good laugh and a good tease. He had a twinkle in his eye to the end.

Victor was deeply passionate for his family. He loved his horses, hunting elk and deer, fishing, snowmobiling and just being outdoors. He was always there for his family.

Victor worked for the old Fleming Saw Mill, the New Jersey Zinc Company, and the state highway department. Victor was also a plumber who worked for Burnett Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical until he retired in 1982.

Victor was preceded in death by his mother Maria, his brother Howard, and daughters Catherne and Cathlien.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Terry; daughter Kellie and husband Patrick Bashor and their son Carter; daughter Debbie and her husband Charles O’Neill; son Tim and wife Tabitha Pierson; father Fred Pierson, of Yuma; sister Alice and husband Byron Walker, of Golden; sister Carolyn and husband Al Black, of Birmingham, Ala.; sister-in-law Billie and husband Jim Lovato, of Minturn; in-laws Davey and Bill Burnett, of Minturn; plus many more incredible and supportive family members.

Memorial Services will be Saturday at the Eagle River Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. A reception to follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Vic’s memory can be made to the National MS Society – Colorado Chapter, P.O. Box 172625, Denver, CO 80217-2625; the Eagle River Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 4660, Avon, CO 81620; or any other charity of your choice.


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