Sept. 5, 1985 - July 18, 2011
Born Sept. 5, 1985, in Ontario, Ore., Hailey May Pearce passed away July 18, 2011.
Hailey was dearly loved and the youngest of six children of Parley and DeAnna Erickson Pearce. She graduated from Walla Walla High School in 2004 and played collegiate volleyball at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. She graduated from Rocky Mountain College with a degree in business administration in 2008. She served as the assistant head volleyball coach there for two years before accepting the head coaching position at Eastern Oregon University in spring of 2010.
She loved being active, whether it was volleyball, tennis, wakeboarding or roping, and surrounded herself with friends and family.
Hailey was preceded in death by her mother, DeAnna Pearce; and her grandparents, Dehlin and Jean Erickson and Jean Pearce. Hailey is survived by her father, Parley Pearce of Walla Walla; her siblings: Justin Pearce of Pendleton, Heather Campbell of Seattle, Ashley Mathews of Pasco, Audra Cummings of Walla Walla and Drew Pearce of Hermiston; her niece, Gracelynne Pearce; her nephew, Pearce Mathews;
her grandfather, Ivan Pearce; numerous aunts and uncles.
The funeral service will be held Monday, July 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Blue Mountain Community Church, 928 Sturm Ave., in Walla Walla.
All friends and family welcome. Memorial donations may be made to the Hailey Pearce Memorial Fund through the Herring-Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla.