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Connally/Compton Funeral Directors

4400 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX

OBITUARY

Doris Estell Pierce

August 5, 1934April 19, 2020

Doris Estell Pierce, 85, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2020 in Leander, TX. She was born to the late Robert and Eura Sammon in Cameron, TX and spent her childhood in Waco, TX where she attended Waco High School.

A lifetime of adventure awaited Doris after she married the love of her life, Harvey Pierce, in 1951. The US Navy took them to San Diego, CA where they started a family. A stop in Waco for his studies at Baylor University was followed by time in Oklahoma City, OK and then San Antonio, TX where she enjoyed work in the attendance office at Theodore Roosevelt High School and, later, at Western Insurance. After 33 years, they finally returned to spend retirement in their hometown supporting Baylor sports and rekindling old friendships. Through the years, they savored time with family and friends, some with whom they traveled the world.

Mawmaw, as she was lovingly called by family, would want us to follow her example of a life filled with love, laughter, and adventure. To always be kind, generous and understanding even under life’s most difficult circumstances. Above all things, to be faithful and strong in the grace that Jesus Christ gives. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Harvey G. Pierce; mother, Eura J. Sammon; father, Robert S. Sammon; sister, Dorothy V. Livingston; and brother, Billy D. Sammon. Doris is survived by: son, Doak Pierce and wife Carol of San Antonio; daughter, LuAnn Edwards and husband Charles of Leander; son, Kyle Pierce and wife Kim of Lubbock; brother, Bobby Sammon and wife Donna of Waco; grandchildren – Michelle Pierce Jackley and Matthew, Austin, Kelsey and Mason Pierce, Emily Edwards; and great grandchildren – Camden, Elizabeth and Julianna Jackley, and Makaela Pierce.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held with burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, TX. Thank you to the staff of Riva Ridge Assisted Living in Leander for their loving, gentle care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite animal rescue group, the American Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1401 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701.

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Ann Streater (Speier)

April 27, 2020

I just adored your sweet, beautiful, kind and loving mother. I’m so sorry about your family’s loss. You all have my sincere love and prayers at this sad time.

Janet Knutson

April 25, 2020

It was an honor to have you in my life. I am very grateful to you for giving me my friendship with your wonderful daughter LuAnn. She is a wonderful, caring, and a very special friend. You are a special lady and those caring traits are carried on with her. Rest peacefully my friend.

LuAnn Edwards

April 24, 2020

LuAnn Edwards

April 24, 2020

LuAnn Edwards

April 24, 2020

LuAnn Edwards

April 24, 2020

LuAnn Edwards

April 24, 2020

LuAnn Edwards

April 24, 2020

LuAnn Edwards

April 24, 2020

LuAnn Edwards

April 24, 2020

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