RUTH M. PEARSON

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Ruth Mildred Pearson - September 2, 1915 – April 17, 2015, Ruth Mildred Turner was born in Clay Center, NE, on Sept. 2, 1915, to Fred and Elizabeth Turner. She had four brothers. Her mother died when she was six years old and although the siblings were seperated, Ruth and her brothers remained very close throughout their lives. Ruth graduated from Clay Center High School in 1933 and then Secretary College in Minneapolis, MN, in 1936. She returned to Clay Center to begin an adventurous career and family life, living in Omaha, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Clay Center, Chicago and finally settling in the Los Angeles area in 1945. She had a 30+ year administrative career until retiring to care for her then ailing husband, Sidney Pearson, who passed away in 1980. In 2003, she moved to Fountain Valley, CA, to live with her daughter, Patricia, and son-in-law Orlando Burillo. She continued to enjoy family and friends and maintained close ties to Nebraska, her beloved Cornhusker football team and current events. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Patricia, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, over a dozen nieces, nephews and many other extended relatives. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Disabled American Veterans. She was laid to rest at Live Oak Memorial Park in Duarte, CA. A Celebration of Life is being held in her honor by surviving friends and family in Fountain Valley, CA

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