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Pearson, Ambrose Paul “Slim” – Obituary

Ambrose Paul “Slim” Pearson, 85, of Baker City passed away Oct. 13, 2007, in Boise, Idaho.

Visitations were held Friday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, followed by interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Ambrose Paul (Slim) Pearson was born April 11, 1922, in Grove Springs, Mo., to the late Samuel A. and Dora Mae (Buttram) Pearson. He served in the Navy as a Sea Bee during World War II. He reentered the Army serving during the Korean War where he was decorated with the Silver Star and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. He spent most of his life with logging and construction work. He proudly showed his membership in the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 701. This career and membership gave him the opportunity to work all over the Pacific Northwest building freeways, pipelines, and dams. It included working on the movie set for Paint your Wagon and a trip for Morrison Knudsen to Africa in 1975 and 1976.

Slim was a member of the Eastern Oregon Miner’s Association. He loved to spend time in the mountains prospecting. He was an avid outdoorsman, sharing this passion with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Slim is survived by his wife Noda (McNabb) Pearson of Hermiston, and four children Jim Pearson and partner Linda Cooper of Emmett, Idaho. Michael Pearson and wife Susan of Boardman, Ore. Fred Pearson and wife Susan of Hermiston, Ore., and daughter Francine Pearson of Columbia City, Ore..

Slim was preceded in death by two wives, Ruth and Gwen Pearson, sisters Alta Henderson and Annabelle Ashby, and brother Andy.

Slim was proud of his seven grandchildren – Jim Pearson of Fredericksburg, Va., Mike Pearson of Baker City, Ore., Joy Pearson of Sacramento, Calif., Marty Pearson and Mikkijo Walker of Cascade Locks, Ore., Jessica Pearson of Caldwell, Idaho, Pat Higgins of Clinton, S.C., Amanda Adams of Defiance, Ohio. Slim is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the “Help Our Troops Call Home” program or any charity that would benefit military families in lieu of flowers in care of Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, October 25, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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