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Service Details

Visitation:

Thursday, October 4, 2012
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines

Service:

Thursday, October 4, 2012
12:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines

Disposition:

Burial
Melbourne Cemetery
Melbourne, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Stacey Lynn Pick

Stacey Lynn Pick died on September 29, 2012, at her home. She was born on September 17, 1970, in Clarion, Iowa, to Bernie and Barbara (Smith) Pick.

Stacey graduated Valedictorian from Clarion High School in 1989. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota from 1989-1991, majoring in pre-med. She then transferred to Iowa State University in 1991 -1994, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Distributed Studies. She then attended graduate school at Mercy School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Technology. She graduated from Mercy in 1995 with her degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Technology.

For a brief time, Stacey worked at Mercy Medical Center Des Moines in Blood Bank. She then accepted a position with CERNER Corporation, in Kansas City, and was placed in the Phoenix, Arizona, branch as a Health Care Information Technologist and System Engineer. While working for CERNER she traveled to various countries, including England, Australia, Austria, and Singapore. She developed health care computer programs for many clients and supervised the installation of healthcare computer systems. While working for CERNER, she received many accolades for her dedication and brilliance in the computer technology industry, including five TOP GUN Awards for her hard work and dedication at CERNER. She left CERNER in 2007 to return to Iowa to be closer to family.

Stacey was a gifted writer and loved her Harley Davidson motorcycle. She enjoyed traveling, swimming, and spending time with her horse Newmar’s Fada. While growing up, she enjoyed horseback riding and competition showing across several states. In high school, she was very active in basketball, volleyball, band, chorus, and various clubs and activities.

Stacey is survived by her mother, Barb Pick; her sister and brother-in-law Julie (Pick) and Trent King; her beloved nieces and nephews Michaela, Olivia, Warren, and Jonas King; her fiancée Doug Dannen; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Bernie Pick, and her grandparents, Warren and Irene Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family.

Hamilton’s Funeral Home in Des Moines is in charge of all arrangements.

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