Lawrence Mervin Pearson of Delta died Oct. 28, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 85.
A memorial service was held Oct. 30 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta with Hospice chaplain Nina Gogenola officiating. Inurment will be held at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo at a later date.
Mr. Pearson was born to Elmer and Madeline (Kamm) Pearson on Nov. 24, 1926, in Pueblo. He spent nearly his entire life in Pueblo. He graduated from Central High School in 1944 and from the University of Denver in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in finance. He moved to the Western Slope in 2007.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
He married Barbara Clemens in Pueblo on June 13, 1949. They celebrated 56 years of marriage before Barbara died on March 23, 2006.
Mr. Pearson was a retired banker. He enjoyed playing tennis, officiating CASO USA swimming and spending time with his family. He was a member of Elks Lodge #90, Minnequa University Club, served as president of the Sertoma Club and of the America Institute of Banking Pueblo Chapter.
He is survived by three sons, Lawrence Pearson and his wife Monica of Fallbrook, Calif., Kenneth Pearson and his wife Elaine of Denver, and Brian Pearson and his wife Tiffiney of Grand Junction; one daughter, Judy Davis and her husband John of Montrose; one brother, Chelsie Pearson; one sister, Margaret Stanifer; and six grandchildren, Nicole, Ashley, Stephen, Piper, Kamden and Christopher.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; and two brothers, Art Pearson and Lyle Pearson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.blog comments powered by Disqus