Evans Funeral Home

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New Rockford and Carrington, North Dakota
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Dalayna Pierce

Dalayna Pierce, age 43, of Carrington, ND, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

Dalayna Lynn Graham was born May 11, 1974, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Roger and Judy (Noyes) Graham.  She grew up at Price, Utah, where she graduated from Carbon High School. 

In 1996, Dalayna married Zane Rice in Price, Utah.  One son, Dylan, was born to them.  They later moved to Minnesota. 

She began working at Dakota Growers Pasta Company in Carrington in February 2010.  On September 4, 2010, Dalayna married Wade Pierce in Carrington.    She was currently employed as an inventory clerk at DGPC. 

Dalayna was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, gardening, and most outdoor activities, as well as listening to music.  Family was important to her, and she enjoyed spending time with her son, and her nieces & nephews.  Dalayna loved her dogs, and currently had “Harley”, “Buddy” and “Scout”.  She is remembered for always helping people in their time of need.

Dalayna is survived by her husband Wade of Carrington; her son Dylan Rice of Carrington; step-children Bailey Pierce of Fargo, Amber Pierce and Logan Pierce, both of Carrington; her parents, Roger and Judy Graham of Apache Junction, AZ; two brothers, Blain (Renee) Graham of Elk River, MN, Tyrrell (Heidi) Graham of Clearwater, MN; two sisters, Stephanie Bazel, West Des Moines, Iowa, Allison McGrann of Albia, Iowa;  29 nieces and nephews; and all of Wade’s large family.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, and by aunts and uncles.



Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, on Wednesday (June 21st) 5PM-7PM, with family present to receive friends


Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington


Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 10:30AM

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Name: Larry and Wendi Julian

Date: 06/22/2017

Message: Our hearts go out to Dalayna's family and friends. Her light was bright and touched all who knew her. May the memories of her continue to shine in the lives of all who were blessed enough to have known her. God be with you, until we meet again dear friend.



Name: Tina Brown

Date: 06/22/2017

Message: Judy and Roger, my condolences to the entire family. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers


Name: Mitch Barker

Date: 6-22-17

Message: So sorry for your loss, Dalayna was a great person with a big heart that was kind and compassionate to all, my condolences to her family, friends,  and anyone that was lucky enough to know her, she will be greatly missed.



Name: The Stern Family (from Price)

Date: June 21 2017

Message: Our sincerest condolences to the Family. We are very sorry for your loss.


Name: Debora Oster

Date: 6/21/2017

Message: Judy, Roger and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to your family. Stay strong.



Name: Chaplain LaRue

Date: 6/21/17

Message: Roger and Judy, I was so saddened to hear of the news of your daughters death. Know that my prayers are with you, trusting Jesus for His peace and comfort to be with you and her family.  God bless each of you



Name: Larry & LaRae Jensen

Date: 6/21/17

Message: Dear Grahams,   Our hearts are so saddened to hear of Dalayna's passing. What a beautiful women she has grown up to be. We have fond memories of her and Stephanie tending our kids.  We knew they were in good hands because of the quality of girls you raised.  May the Lord comfort you as she leaves you now and becomes your Guardian Angle. God Bless you all.  Love Larry & LaRae Jensen



Name: Theresa Gerads & family

Date: June 20, 2017

Message: My deepest sympathies to the family & friends of my beautiful friend Dalayna. We worked together at BioLife in St Cloud, MN  She was a fun, amazing & generous person who will be greatly missed.  With a heavy heart I will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers.



Name: Gaylene Noyes Gibson

Date: 6-20-17

Message: Judy and Roger, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace knowing that she is no longer suffering.  My condolences to the entire family



Name: Tina Barber

Date: June 20, 2017

Message: My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Dalayna was such a fun loving person. Heaven gained a wonderful angel.


Name: Angeline and Harry Martin

Date: June 20th

Message: Harry and I are so sorry for your loss; we will keep your family in our prayers.

Angeline and Harry


Name: Gord &Sharon Benko

Date: 06/20/2017

Message: Roger and Judy,  our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Dalayna.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.



Name: Ione and Dennis Huber

Date: June 20, 2017

Message: We are praying for the family of Dalayna. A loss such as this is so tragic and painful. We are friends of Judy and Roger, her parents. We want you to know we are praying for God's peace and comfort for you and the whole family.



Name: Jeannette Marasco

Date: 6-20-2017

Message: My prayers and sympathy are with all at this time of sorrow and pain. May her soul be with the Angels who fly above us and may she rest in peace



Name: Cindy and Lee

Date: June 20, 2017

Message: Our hearts ache for you, we sure have you in our thoughts and prayers.



Name: Dennis Mathewson

Date: June 20, 2017

Message: I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God's promise to remove both pain and death.



Name: Colleen Thompson

Date: June 20, 2017

Message: My deepest sympathy to the family. Dalayna was a fun spirited person and will be missed by all. Prayers and hugs to her family.



Name: Angela Handeland

Date: 6-19-17

Message: I'm so sorry for your loss. Dalayna was a very good friend of ours and we'll remember her fondly. Such a fun & sweet person.



Name: Michele Darnell

Date: 6/19/17

Message: My sympathies to the entire family.  We lost a wonderful woman.  Prayers to the family for peace, strength, and serenity. 


Name: Jana Frerichs

Date: 06/19/2017

Message: Dalayna was so kind and generous and saw the good in so many people.  She will be missed.  Sending love and prayers to Dylan and her entire family


Name: Nathan Smith

Date: June 18th

Message: I am so sorry for your loss.  She was a great lady.  The world lost a great sole, person and friend.


Name: Cairra

Date: June 18,2017

Message: My condolences to the entire family. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the entire family to find strength and peace.  

Love you all, Cairra.

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