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Edna Pearson, 82, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Aug. 12, 2009, of Alzheimer’s disease at Cedar Crest Alzheimer’s facility at Tualatin, where she had lived for the past three years.
Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at North Powder Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the North Powder Grange Hall.
Edna was born on July 5, 1927, at Dayton, Wash., to Arzee and Ethel Kenworthy. The family moved to North Powder when Edna was in grade school. She graduated from North Powder High School where she met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Henry “Pete” Pearson.
They were married on June 26, 1950. and moved to Baker City. She lived in Baker City until moving to Tualatin in 2006.
Edna and Pete owned a plumbing business where Edna was the bookkeeper and office administrator. She also was a homemaker and mother of three. Edna was very involved in her children’s activities, she was a Boy Scout den mom, Girl Scout leader, room mother and always willing to help out with the various activities that her children were involved in. She enjoyed being a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Her hobbies included hunting deer and elk with Pete and accompanying him around the Western United States trap shooting. She also enjoyed reading, canning a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and playing bridge.
Highlights of their lives were trips to the Wallowa Mountains lake basin with horses and traveling the Alaska Inland Passage sightseeing and fishing for king salmon.
Survivors include her three children, Frank Pearson and his wife, Chloe, of Milwaukie, Terry Pearson and his wife, Lynda, of Baker City and Ann Pearson McGranahan and her husband, Tom, of Wilsonville; one brother, Merle Kenworthy of Baker City; five grandchildren, Benji Pearson Henslee, Peter Pearson, Bryan Pearson, Shawn McGranahan and Kelly McGranahan Bretl; and six great-grandchildren ranging in ages from 13 to 5: Jessica, Chelsea, and Caydan Henslee and Andrew, Ashlynn, and Alec Pearson.
After 50 plus years of marriage her husband, Pete, preceded her in death in 2003. She also was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
Crown Memorial Center of Tualatin is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon September 02, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor