Pearl Pink(1934 - 2014)

Pink, Pearl Pearl Melnick Pink passed away peacefully at Presbyterian Village North on the morning of Monday, June 16, 2014, after a long courageous battle with PSP, or Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy. She remained at home in Dallas up until the last few days when she slipped into an unconscious state, and no longer could remain at her beloved residence. Pearl was born in Houston Texas, February 12th, 1934 to Leon and Mariam Melnick. She was married to Harold Donald Pink after a blind date, a 3 month whirlwind courtship, followed by 62 years of marriage during which she raised three children and helped raise 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Pearl loved life, music, the arts, travel, dogs, cats, good food, and especially enjoyed being by the water visiting Galveston for Melnick family reunions, and boating with Harold at Lake Texoma. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She accepted people from all walks of life. She spent some time in the temple Emanuel choir, and enjoyed playing the piano. During her early married years pearl and Harold lived in Dallas, Corpus Christi, Amarillo, back to corpus, Houston, and finally back to Dallas. After raising her three children she started Boot Town Western Stores and was involved in it's operation for over 30 years. Pearl brought much joy and happiness to her large extended family and friends with her positive attitude and love of life. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Ida Pollicoff, Ethel Melnick Ferris, and Rebecca and Irving Zucker. grandchild: Alex Pink. great- nephew Aaron Gruen. In-laws: Dr. Erwin Pink, Dr. Louis Pink and Gladys Pink. Pearl is survived by her loving devoted caring husband Harold Pink, children: Jamie and Carl Weisbrod, Jana and Marlon Pink, Holly and Jay S Pink. grandchildren: Nicolette Pink and Dr. Jacob Smigel, Nancy and David Pink, Jordan Pink, Zach Pink, Rachal Pink, Max Weisbrod, Josh Weisbrod, and Esther Weisbrod. in-laws: Elizabeth Pink, Jerry Pink, great- granddaughter Lydia Pink Smigel, brother Sammy Melnick, sister Bernice and her husband Gene Zieben. Also many nieces and nephews and cousins who she loved very much. During her final months, visits from her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends really cheered her up. Her courage and persistence during her last months was an inspiration for all of us.During the last difficult months she remained strong and confident, and had many good times and meals with loved ones. Even though speaking was impossible, laughing was something she did often, especially during family gatherings, and with her caregivers. our family would like to thank Felicia Bilbrew with Trinity Personal Care of Allen, and all the wonderful caregivers that helped make her life fun and comfortable during these last difficult months, they are truly a wonderful a group of caregivers. She loved them all and they became part of our family. Jennifer, Staci, Ayall, Patricia, Jane, Brenda, Lillie, Monique and Alem, to name a few, were always there and always dependable and the family can't say enough good things about this caring organization.the family would also like to thank Presbyterian Village North and Faith Hospice for their advice, support and professionalism. Donations may be made to the Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson, or . Graveside services will be held Hillcrest Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 12 noon. Rabbi Gershon with Sherith Israel officiating.

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Published in Dallas Morning News from June 17 to June 18, 2014