Benjamin Joseph Pierson, 18, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, North Dakota, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Dickinson, North Dakota.
Ben was born July 30, 1991 in Portland, OR. Ben lived his life with great passion and enthusiasm. He was a gifted artist and musician. He loved all things motorsports related. He was a devoted son, brother, cousin and friend to quite literally all who came to know him. Ben was a rare individual… a jewel in the crown.
Ben graduated from McNary High School, Class of 2009. He will be remembered as the guy who could always cheer up the sad and bring a cherub smile to a frowning face. Ben’s character has left an indelible mark on the lives of so very many. In Ben’s short time in this world, he taught us a lifetime’s worth of lessons about loving one another.
He is survived by his father, Thomas Pierson; step-mother, Kelley Pierson of Keizer, OR; mother, Lisa M. Dutchuk; step-father, Chad Peterson; brothers, Alex Pierson and Brandon Peterson; sister, Salisa Peterson all of Dickinson, ND. Ben is also survived by his grandparents, Lynn and Dan Onion, Canby, OR, and John J. and Louise Dutchuk, Dickinson, ND; and many uncles, aunts and cousins in Oregon and North Dakota. Ben was preceded in death by Grandma Dee and Papa Tom.
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 28th at Papa Tom’s Shop 25393 S. Hwy 99E Aurora, OR 977002.
Donations can be made to Ben Pierson Scholarship Fund, McNary High School 595 Chemawa Rd. N. Keizer, OR 97303.