Kent R. Pierson of Edmonds, who owned Edmonds West Tavern on Main Street for eight years, died June 27, 2012, at age 83.
The site of the tavern is now home to .
Pierson was born in Cohagen, MT, on Jan. 24, 1929. He lived in Edmonds for the past 52 years, where he and his wife of 56 years, Katheryne, raised their family.
Pierson is survived by his daughter, Shauna; son, Murphy; grandson, Nicholas; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
According to his family, Pierson enjoyed the friendships he made while operating the Edmonds West Tavern. He had the gift of remembering names and sharing stories, many from his Army days in Germany after WWII.
A Rosary will be said at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 5. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 630 Seventh Ave. N., Edmonds.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given in Kent Pierson's name to: Fire 1 Foundation, PO Box 12915, Everett, WA 98206-29151.
Information from in Edmonds.