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Jake Pierce

OBITUARY: Jake Pierce

Jake Pierce was born on July 10, 1943 in Elk City Okla. He passed away Aug. 5, 2022 at the age of 79. His only dream as a kid was to be a firefighter. He worked for the Elk City Fire Department in the footsteps of his Dad and paved the way for an extended family of firefighters. Jake is preceded in death by his father, Julius Pierce and son David Pierce. Survivors include his mother, Hazel Pierce, sister, Charlotte Thomas and brother Barry Pierce (Cathy), daughter Kasey Estrada (Gus) and grandsons Luke and Samuel, son Cody Pierce and daughter Callie Pierce and wife Katy.

Jake will be remembered as a kind, gentle man with remarkable integrity and humility. His passion was always firefighting first and his commitment to public service as Red River Town Administrator ran a close second (he worked for six mayors).

He will be sorely missed, but he will surely rest in peace. He will always be our hero.

A memorial Service was held Wednesday Aug. 10, 2022 at 10 am at Red River Firehouse with interment following at Red River Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red River Fire Department or the Red River Valley Charter School (PO Box 5, Red River NM 87558).

Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home, Taos. To share a memory, please visit our website at www.riverafuneralhome.com