Leighton Gates Pearson
Leighton Gates Pearson, 71, of Sutter, CA, passed away on February 7, 2014. Born May 26, 1942 in East Orange, New Jersey. A resident of the Yuba- Sutter area for 20 years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving 24 years and was a Vietnam War Veteran.
He was a member of S.I.R.S. and was an avid bowler.
Survivors include his son Andy Pearson and daughter-in-law, Patti Hasegawa-Pearson both of Sutter, CA; brother, Douglas Pearson of Homestead, FL; grandchildren: Sarah Pearson, Jackie Hughes, Samantha Rosetti, Jaimie Jones and Kendall Pearson; great- grandchildren: Cameron Ward, Isabelle Schmidt, Chloe Jones, Hailey Ward and Jasmine Hughes.
Preceded in death by his wife Roberta Pearson, and sister Gail Pearson.
Memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at Lipp & Sullivan Chapel, with Pastor Al Jolley of the New Beginning Wesleyan Church Marysville officiating.
Inurnment will be at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.
Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Leighton Pearson to the Junior Youth Bowling Association, c/o New Generation Lanes, 876 Onstott Frontage Rd. West, Yuba City, CA 95993.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2014