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Loyd Dean Pierce

February 7, 1945 — March 24, 2024

Loyd Dean Pierce, 79, passed away on March 24, 2024.


Loyd was born February 7, 1945, in Ogallala, Nebraska to Newton and Lucille Altig Pierce. His family relocated to Pocatello when he was a child where Loyd attended schools. Loyd proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968. During his time of service, he received many medals which included the National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter Rifle Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with a Bronze Service Star, and a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.


In 1969, Loyd met the love of his life Alice, who he shared 55 years of marriage with. 


Loyd was a very devoted family man and was held in the highest respect of all who knew him. Loyd loved his children and grandchildren deeply, they meant the world to him. 


Loyd had a passion for the outdoors and spent many years fishing and hunting. He especially loved hunting in the Diamond Creek and Johnson Creek area out in Soda Springs. Loyd was also a talented wood maker. He was known for making wooden rocking motorcycles and children’s toys.


Loyd entered and won many sharpshooting and archery competitions. He also loved competing (and winning) multiple chili contests. Loyd was the founding member of the “Crispy Critters” Motorcycle club and was known as “Wiley Coyote”. He enjoyed many years riding across the U.S. and Canada with his beloved wife on his motorcycle.


Loyd is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice Pierce of Pocatello; children, Wade (Yutonna) Pierce, Travis Pierce, and Crystal Brunger all of Pocatello; grandchildren, Ethan Pierce of Pocatello, Alexis Brunger of Billings, MT, Austin Brunger and Aaron Brunger both of Pocatello; and sister, Marilyn Deguilio of Pocatello.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Newton and Lucille Pierce; brother, Harold Pierce; and nephew, John McIntosh.


The family would like to thank Enhabit Home Health and Hospice for their loving care of Loyd.


No services will be held at this time. Family is under the care of Wilks Funeral Home.


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