Jan 162013

Melba Flake Pierce, 95, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the LDS chapel at 8710 N. Third Ave. in Phoenix, followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. Interment will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Snowflake Cemetery.
She was born July 6, 1917, to John T. Flake and Carrie Lindsey.
She taught school in Snowflake, McNary, Litchfield Park and Phoenix.
She was married to Loren Walter Pierce, and is survived by two daughters, Lianne Thomson of Mesa and Colleen Olsen of Salt Lake City, Utah; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.