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Pearl Chason Obituary
Pearl Chason Pearl Chason passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 21, 2013 surrounded by family in her home. She was born in Bell County, Texas on September 30, 1938 to Morgan Albert Hooten and Gracey Ware Hooten. She graduated from Copperas Cove High School and attended The University of Texas. She lived in New York City and Houston before retiring to her favorite city, Austin. An actress of considerable note, she performed in Austin and Houston, her most memorable role being Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at Liberty Hall in Houston. She also played Lady Capulet in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and Helen of Troy in Euripides' "The Trojan Women." She worked briefly in motion pictures, being Script Supervisor on Robert Altman's "Brewster McCloud," in which she also appears in a small role. Most of her career was as an Administrative Assistant for a distinguished architectural firm in Houston. She also worked for the Mental Health Association in Austin and New York City. She was part of the movement for women's rights from the earliest days and was an exemplar of its principles. Spirited, quick-witted, and possessed of an irrepressible sense of humor, she was known for her extraordinary candor and complete lack of guile. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Hooten. Pearl is survived by her husband of 45 years, Gary Chason; her mother, Gracey Ware Hooten; her sister, Helen Cox and husband Joe Cox; brother, James Hooten and wife Janette; nieces Deborah Werner and husband Mark, Paula Deakin and husband Greg; nephews, Scott Cox and wife Jane Anne, Stuart Cox and wife Shannon, Russell Hooten and wife Charlene; great nieces, Katelyn, Melany, Cassandra, Alyssa, Ashley, Grace; and great nephews Luke and R.J. A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704. A wake will be held after the service at a private residence. Memorials and guestbook online at www.wcfish.com



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Published in Austin American-Statesman on July 28, 2013
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