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Mary Pearson

February 8, 1932 — February 13, 2019

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Pearson will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating. Mary F. Pearson, age 87, of Gillette, WY, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette. Mary, the daughter of Estol and Agnes Kindel, was born on February 8, 1932 in Centralia, Illinois. Mary was raised in Centralia and graduated High School from Centralia High in 1950. One month after graduation, Mary came with her father to Gillette and she never left. She met Gaylord the summer of 1950 and in less than a year, they were married on May 31, 1951. On November 2, 1959, their only child, Robert Lee, was born. 65 years of marriage brought so many wonderful memories. They shared the love of fishing, golfing, gambling, playing cards, bowling, skiing, rooting for the Broncos, entertaining and spending time with their son and his family. Mary was instrumental in the operation of Pearson Oil Company. She was the receptionist, bookkeeper, and chief cook. She liked to tell the story of delivering oil to a rig out in the middle of nowhere because everyone else was busy. Mary and Gaylord loved their time in Las Vegas where they enjoyed gambling, volunteering with the homeless and spending time with their Vegas family. Mary was an excellent fisherwoman and was proud to show her many catches from Keyhole, the Artic Circle, Canada and Alaska. After Gaylord’s passing in 2016, Mary enjoyed her weekly card days at the Senior Center and dinners out with friends. Mary was an amazing cook so we were all blessed with delicious meals. She loved to bake cookies and deliver them to her neighbors and friends whom she considered family. Mary’s pride and joy were her granddaughters, Morgan and Ashlyn. There wasn’t a day that went by where she didn’t talk about how proud she was of them and all that they had accomplished. Mary was preceded in death by her mother, father and Gaylord, her loving husband of 65 years. She is survived by her son, Robert and his wife, Rachelle and 2 granddaughters, Morgan and Ashlyn. The family requests that memorials be made in Mary’s name to the Pearson Family Scholarship Fund. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Matthew's Catholic Church

900 Butler-Spaeth Rd, Gillette, WY 82716

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