Marian M. Pierson was born in Basehor, Kan. on Oct. 28, 1924, to Fred F. and Birdie Dean Young.
She grew up in Leavenworth, Kan., where her father was the dairyman for the federal prison.
She attended Kansas State University and New Mexico University, where she obtained a B.A. degree in anthropology/archeology in 1948. She married Lloyd M. Pierson in Albuquerque on Nov. 21, 1947.
In Moab, she was the Helen M. Knight Elemetnary School librarian in the late 1950s, one of the founders of the Museum of Moab, and a member of the Womens’ Literay Club.
She had two children, Dale F. and Janet L., two grandchildren, Cassandra McDougall and Vanessa Hiragoyen, and two great-grandchildren, Jeremy McDougall and Gabriel Miller.
She loved to cook and to travel worldwide. Her favorite spot was a beach just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Marian died peacefully, in the home she designed, on Sept. 13, 2010.
No viewing will be held and services will be private.