Nellie Joe Pierce, 86, of Heppner, Oregon passed away on August 27, 2015 while at the Regency Nursing Rehab Center in Hermiston, OR. A graveside service was held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Mt Hope Cemetery in Baker City, OR with Pastor Lennie Spooner of the First Church of The Nazarene officiating. A gathering of friends and family took place after the service at the Oregon Trail Restaurant.\n\nNellie was born on September 2, 1928 in Sumpter, OR to Louis Blize and Myrtle Ellen Harrison Blize, she married Tom O. Pierce on October 10, 1946 while in Baker City and together they had two daughters. Nellie was a housewife and mother most of her married life. Tom passed away on April 25, 1995.\n\nNellie enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, sewing and painting along with being a great wife and mother. She was a member of the Baptist Church.\n\nNellie is survived by her daughters Myrtle Thompson and husband, Ken, of Hermiston, OR and Judy Chastain of Heppner, OR, two grand daughters, Rebecca Picknell of Pendleton, OR and Cheryl Elfstrom of Bellingham, WA, two grandsons, Dan Peterson of Ione, OR and David Elfstrom of Bozeman, MT. and two great-grandchildren, Brianna Peterson and husband Jordan, and Kelly Elfstrom and wife, Amber.\n\nShe is preceded in death by her husband Tom Pierce and a son-in-law Roger Chastain.\n\nMemorial contributions may be made to either Heart-N-Home Hospice or Best Friends of Baker City through Grays West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, Oregon 97814.