Alda Jane Pearson

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Dec. 10, 1919 - Feb. 6, 2008

BENKELMAN -- Alda Jane Pearson, 88, formerly of Stratton and Palisade, died Wednesday (Feb. 6, 2008), at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.

She was born Dec. 10, 1919, at McCook, the youngest of seven children born to Archibald and Mamie (Mar) McKillip. She spent her childhood on the family farm in Hayes County.

She was united in marriage to Hugh Pearson on Jan. 3, 1938. They made their home, for most of their life, in Palisade. She lived the last 10 years at Grandview Retirement Center in Stratton, and recently moved to Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Mamie McKillip; her husband, Hugh Pearson; brothers, Fay McKillip, Bud McKillip and Arden McKillip; sisters, Virginia Felker, Lucille Fugate and Rosella Wickie; and daughter-in-law, Lynn Pearson.

Survivors include her son, Jack Pearson of Littleton, Colo.; daughter, Judy Gigax and husband, Danny of St. Peters, Mo.; five granddaughters; and two step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stratton with Rev. Sean Redmond celebrant. A private inurnment will follow services at the Palisade Cemetery.

Rosary will be recited at Holy Family Catholic Church in Palisade on Friday at 7 p.m.

There will be no visitation or viewing.

Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.