Louise Swensen Pierce was born April 29, 1941 in Moroni, Utah to James and Reva Swensen. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 21, 2022 in St. George, Utah at 81 years old.
Louise married the love of her life, Garry Pierce, on May 23, 2003 and they spent 17 wonderful years together until Garry passed away in 2020. Their marriage was solemnized in the Jordan River Temple August 6, 2004.
She loved being a wife, mother, and raising her six children. She was always so proud of her children and grandchildren and made sure they all knew how much they were adored. No birthday, important date, or difficult time ever slipped by her; she never forgot anything of importance to those she loved. She was a worrier and always needed to know how her family and friends were doing.
She was an artist, and her greatest passions were poetry and music. She started an LDS greeting card company that featured her poems on the cards. She wrote many plays and songs and took every opportunity to share those gifts. She was the friend that was asked to play at any event that could use a good pianist, and always had a musical calling in church.
Above all, she was best known for her life of compassionate service to everyone she knew. She always put the needs of others before her own and spent countless hours helping friends and loved ones through her tireless service. She adored her husband Garry and when she wasn’t taking care of him, she could almost always be found on the phone helping a friend or family member who needed her. Other service included a service mission at Welfare Square and working in the St. George Temple. She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many callings throughout the years.
She spent her whole life moving around, and never settled down permanently until she and Garry moved to St. George in their final years. They fell in love with their community there and were very involved with their many friends and family home evening group. They spent those years together happily in their sunshiny retirement and always stayed close to family. Garry passed away over a year before she did, and in that time she looked forward to her reunion with her sweetheart.
Louise is survived by her children Julie (Ken) Pehrson, Wendy Niksich, Jimmy (Wendy) Livingston, Justen (Zara) Smith, Carl (Leslie) Smith, and John (Rachelle) Smith, stepchildren Timothy (Monick) Pierce, and Tiffany (Rod deceased) McCulloch, 22 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, and sister LaRue Coates. She was preceded in death by her husband Garry Pierce, parents James and Reva Swensen, brother Allen Swensen, and former husbands Elmo Livingston and Oliver Smith.
Louise will be greatly missed by those who were close to her and the countless others whose lives she touched through her love, poetry, and selfless service.
A special thanks to Becky, her angel hospice nurse at Zion’s Way.