Great Bend- Betty Jane Pierce,68 of Great Bend, NY died Sunday September 30, 2013 at Hospice of Jefferson County Residence at Ellis Farm.
Ms. Pierce was born March 15,1945 in Rome, NY the daughter of Harvey and Winnie C. (Wheeler) Pierce.
She received her High School Equivalency Diploma in 1999 and studied numerous building trades night courses at Jefferson Lewis BOCES.
She married Leon G. Vaughn, Jr. on September 23, 1961. That marriage later ended in divorce.
Ms. Pierce was a real estate associate broker with Hopkins Homes from 1993-1999 and later was a bus driver for JRC. She was a Master Gardener withCornell Cooperative Extension and volunteered at Samaritan Medical Center. She was a motorcyclist, sports car collector and home builder.
Surviving are a daughter Lisa G. Vaughn, Great Bend, a son Leon G. Vaughn, III and wife Mary Anne, Copenhagen, a grandson Leon G. Vaughn IV, Copenhagen, a sister Alice Pierce, and a brother Robert Pierce both of Forestport, NY.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00am, October 19, 2013, at the Watertown Baptist Temple 26200 NYS RT 3, Watertown, Pastor Dewey Stewart, officiating. There are no calling hours.
Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.