George Henry Pearson Obituary
Contributor: katyasmith Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago
George Henry Pearson "Grandpa George" George Henry Pearson took his final train ride September 2, 2003. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts January 22, 1919 to Lydia Paulina and Henning E. Pearson. Married Cassie Louise McFarlane July 15, 1942. Retired June 1980, after 39 years of service with the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. "George" was a one-of-a-kind husband, father, grandfather, and friend. With his unique ability to make friends, "George" never found a conversation he did not like. "George" was generous with his time; often referred to as the "Mayor" of Blaine Avenue, he took care of all his neighbors' needs. He was every kid's biggest fan, warmed every bleacher, and looked forward to having coffee with the Railroaders on Tuesday morning. "George" is survived by his wife Louise; children: Roger (Nanette), Paradise Valley, AZ; Sandy (Joe) Mongold, Peggy (Dan) Griffee, Steven (Mardi), all from Salt Lake City; grandchildren, Trent, Jason (Tonja), Ryan, Mandy, Alex, Josh, Adam, Michael, Natalie, Amanda, Emalee, Libbie, and Elliott; great-grand children, Brinnlee and Tyler; brothers, Vincent and B. Donald of Salt Lake City; Robert of Palm Springs, CA; and his special "Pal" Dakota. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Larry, and sister Esther. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel. 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy. Friends may call Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 South or Friday one hour prior to the services at the Mortuary in Sandy. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in George's memory to the Primary Children's Medical Center or to the Shriner's Hospital.
Published in Deseret News from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2003