Obituary of Jennifer W Pierson
JENNIFER WINSTON PIERSON
April 6, 1937 – September 29, 2022
Jennifer W. Pierson, 85, of Pottersville, NJ, died peacefully on September 29, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.
Jennifer was born in New York City on April 6, 1937, to Anne (Hostetter) Winston and Major General John Lloyd Winston (USMC). She grew up in Gladstone, New Jersey, on her parents' farm and graduated from Far Hills Country Day School and The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
She married Sterling Lee Pierson, her beloved “Mr Wonderful,” on August 5, 1962. After Sterling finished college, they spent most of their life together in Pottersville. There, they raised three daughters, Sage Ives Scott and Apple Ives Hopkins (from her previous marriage) and Kristin “Kittie” Pierson.
Jennifer was a very talented artist and designer, doing shows and pet portrait commissions as well as licensing her designs to such places as LL Bean. She also taught art at Purnell School from 1969 - 1975. She was a lifelong member of St Luke’s Church in Gladstone, serving in many capacities including singing in the choir for over 30 years. Among her many volunteer activities was cooking for the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown, where she won the Caritas Award given for her dedication, in 2007. More recently, she has been an avid supporter of Music in the Somerset Hills, The Raptor Trust and St Lukes’ Church. Jennifer and Lee spent many hours together following their passion for bird watching. Jennifer will be remembered for her humor, generosity, concerns for others, as well as her directness.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Kittie, and her half-sister Mimi Winston Daly. Surviving members of her family include her husband of 60 years, Sterling Lee Pierson, her daughters Sage Ives Scott (John) and Apple Ives Hopkins (John), her four granddaughters, and her sister Deborah Winston Callard, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A service is planned for later this fall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Raptor Trust of Millington, NJ, Music in the Somerset Hills, or St Luke’s Church of Gladstone, NJ.