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Donna R. Pierce (Osted)

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 15th, 2013


Donna R. Pierce


Donna R. Pierce (Osted), 75, of Newport, Ore., died Jan. 7, 2013.

She was born Jan. 7, 1938 to Rosalie and Lawrence Pierce in Chicago, Ill. She was raised in the notorious Cabrini-Green housing projects and graduated from Fenton High in 1956.

She entered the insurance business becoming one of Allstate’s first female agents before leaving to found her own agency.

She was married for 30 years to Bruce Osted. In 1985 they moved to the Oregon coast where she worked for Gordon McPherson selling homes at Longview Hills where she lived. In 1989 she reentered the insurance business as office manager for Bruce Waugh Insurance, retiring in 1997.

In her Chicago years she and her husband loved backpacking, canoeing and fishing the lakes of the upper Midwest. In Oregon, she enjoyed RVing, rockhounding, archaeology, reading and walking the beach with her dogs. She was a member of the American Humane Society and doted over her pets.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosalie and Lawrence Pierce; her husband Bruce Osted; two brothers; and one sister.



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