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Patricia "Pat" Pearson

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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To the Family, I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven. I found what God promises in the Bible helpful. At Acts 24:15 it says “And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead.” This promise has consoled me when my father died. Hopefully, it can provide some hope and comfort to your family.

Fred N Jun 7 2019 12:00 AM

There are special people that cross our paths and leave a lasting impression. Miss Pearson was one for me. Good memories of working for her in the high school library. She was a special mentor.

Karla Rusco Jun 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patricia Pearson

Karla Rusco Jun 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patricia Pearson

Nancy Herr Peschong Jun 6 2019 12:00 AM