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Patricia "Pat" Pearson

January 19, 1925 — June 5, 2019

WATERTOWN – Patricia “Pat” Pearson 94 of Watertown and formerly of Webster died Wednesday June 5, 2019 at Jenkins Living Center in Watertown. Her memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday June 11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Webster, Fr. Charlie Chan will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Webster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials directed to the family will be used to support higher education opportunities for area young people. Patricia Anne Pearson was born January 19, 1925 to Agnes (Flagstad) and Stephen Pearson in Webster, South Dakota. She graduated from Webster High School in 1943. In 1947 she graduated from the University of South Dakota with a BA in Sociology and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. During her college years she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She earned her secondary teaching certification at South Dakota State University, did graduate work at Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin, and earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of North Dakota. Pat began her career in education as an English teacher at Webster High School and in 1974 became the librarian at Watertown High School from which she retired in 1990. Pat was a life-long member of the Episcopal Church and served both St. Mary’s in Webster and Trinity in Watertown. She devoted many of her retirement years to Christian formation, serving as a Sunday School and confirmation teacher in both the Webster and Watertown churches. Pat was preceded in death by both parents and her brothers Julian, S. Robert, Frank, David, Richard, Walfred, and sisters Inez (Spehr) and Margaret (Butterbrodt). She is survived by her sister Joan Kelly of Bellefontaine, Ohio, 26 nieces and nephews, and a multitude of great nieces and nephews.
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