Ludell P. Pierson was born October 1, 1935 in the city of Council, Idaho to his parents, Friedman and Juanita Pierson. He had two older siblings, Betty Jo Lee (sister) and Gerald Pierson (brother-deceased). He had grown up in West Jordan, Utah.\r\n\r\nAs a young child, Ludell worked a variety of jobs from farming to harvesting sugar beets. He attended and graduated from Jordan High School while working at the Old Sugar Factory in West Jordan.\r\n\r\nQuickly after graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Japan for three years. Upon returning home, he enrolled in the University of Utah to further his education. A while after, he landed a job at Murray City as a Deputy Auditor, which would eventually lead him to becoming the Murray City Recorder from which he retired from.\r\n\r\nLudell married the love of his life, Karen Burkinshaw, in June of 1962 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they would raise five children in Murray, Utah. He was actively involved in many activities, including being the President of Murray Ute Conference Football and President of Murray Babe Ruth baseball league for a number of years.\r\n\r\nLudell was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served two missions—the first being to Canada and the second to Argentina with his wife after their retirements. He held many positions within the church, including serving the Bishopric.\r\nHe is survived by his beautiful wife of 57 years, Karen; their five children: Chelette, Lance, David (Kristin), Derec (Patty) and Guy (Sarah); 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Jo Lee. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother.\r\n\r\n“Those we love don’t go away,\r\nThey walk beside us every day,\r\nUnseen, unheard,\r\nBut always near,\r\nStill loved, still missed, and very dear.”\r\n\r\nFuneral Services for Ludell will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 12 noon at the Little Cottonwood 8th Ward located at 6180 South Glenoaks Drive in Murray, Utah. A viewing will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 S. State Street, and Wednesday at the church from 11:00-11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment: Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery.