Stephanie Sivecki Pierce
Stephanie Pierce passed away peacefully on September 16, 2014 in Kirkland, Washington.
Steffie, as many called her, was born in Topolovka, Czechoslovakia, on September 7, 1921. She came to Canada with the start of the great Depression with her mom, dad and three siblings. They all settled in Red Pass, British Columbia. Steffie met Tom Pierce in Red Pass and was married that same year on November 21, 1942. They moved to the Seattle area and she became a US citizen in 1946. They had three children, Beverly Grohn, Larry Pierce and Patricia Watson. She resided in Kirkland, Washington for over 67 years.
Steffie was very active in donating time, money and to raising more money for charities. She was involved with Retired Eagles Activities Club (R.E.A.C.), part time babysitting, volunteering every day for Link Age, a daycare for seniors, along with working so hard as an active member of 51 years at the Kirkland Eagles. She also raised funds for Alzheimer grants to the University of Washington Research Center (over $20,000). She would make pies, collect cans and sell Beanie Babies or any other item she could sell to raise funds for donation. Steffie received the first ever Humanitarian Award given out in 1995 by R.E.A.C. She received the Eaglette of the year, and was initiated into the Hall of Fame, the highest award given out by the Eagles Club at the state level, along with numerous other awards including the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Although she never drove, she visited the sick and the elderly whenever someone had the time to take her!
Stephanie is survived by her daughter Beverly, her husband John, granddaughters Liv and Tina, great granddaughter Vivian, and great grandsons Cole and Felix. Her son Larry, daughter Patricia and her husband Steve.
She spent her last three years at Marie’s Home Care, in Kirkland where the definition of family, was displayed every day. The family will be eternally grateful for all they did to keep her smiling, laughing and healthy and the gentleness they showed at the end.
There is a saying; How you live your dash is how you will be remembered! The dash between her dates, 1921 – 2014, has touched on many people’s lives, we know she will always be remembered as a person who thought and cared for others and always smiling!
In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored if you made your donations to the Kirkland Eagles Auxiliary #2681. (PO BOX 454, Kirkland Washington, 98083-0454) This way she can have one more fundraiser!