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Anita Louise Peirce, 63, of Pagosa Springs, died on June 7 in Denver after a long illness.
Anita was born in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 5, 1950, to the late John and Alice Francisco. Anita married Gary Peirce in 1976 and lived in Pleasanton, Calif., before retiring to Pagosa Springs in 2007.
Anita is survived by her husband, Gary Peirce, of Pagosa Springs, and children Jessica Schorr, of Sacramento, Calif., and Kristine Peirce, of Denver; sisters Callie Furtado, of San Leandro, Calif., Connie Howard, of San Lorenzo, Calif., and brother Jake Francisco, of Castro Valley, Calif.
Before retirement, Anita ran a daycare business for 17 years, and after was a Visiting Angel and was active with the Friends of the Library.
Anita will be cremated in Denver, and no services are planned.
In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Agape Hospice Services of Denver at 6041 S. Syracuse Way, Suite 220, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.