Tracy Ann Pierce, 43, Woodstock, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at home.
She was born June 8, 1969, in Woodstock to Robert E. and Nancy L. (Rossman) Pierce.
She lived a compassionate life and worked with special-needs children for many years.
She was devoted to her career and loved animals, especially dogs.
Despite suffering with many health issues, her love for her family and friends never waivered. She was loved and will be missed. Her family would like to give a special thank you to her healthcare providers, especially Netu and Natalie.
Survivors include her father; a brother, Daniel (Joy) Pierce, Woodstock; and her dear friends, Victor, Nicole and Baby Vic.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
A memorial celebration of her life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Woodstock Moose Lodge, 406 Clay St., Woodstock.
The funeral will be privately arranged by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Burial will be private.
Memorials can be sent to Mooseheart Challenge, Woodstock Lodge 1329, 406 Clay St., Woodstock IL 60098, or to Helping Paws Animal Shelter, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098.