Ann Esme Pearson (1925 - 2014)

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Ann Esme Pearson was born in Manchester, England , Dec 1925, to Mr & Mrs Roland Wedlake Lewis. She served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force ( WAAF ) from 1946-1948 and met and married Charles David Pearson.
The Pearson family emigrated to the USA in November 1959 and arrived in Bartlesville Okla. in Jan 1960. Ann found employment in 1969 with Spears World Travel and subsequently managed a new branch of Spears on the East side of Bartlesville. She became a world traveler visiting China, Russia, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand, and many parts of Europe.
A lover of dance, Ann enjoyed ballet and theatre. She taught Scottish Country dancing to a group of Girl Scouts in Bartlesville and acted in many plays, sometimes with husband David. She was an active member of St Luke's Episcopal Church, cooking meals in the program to provide free lunches. In later years she learned to play tennis and was very active on the local tennis courts, and in tournaments, playing for a number of years in the Oklahoma Senior Olympics in Tulsa and winning gold with husband David.
Ann and her husband moved to Louisville, Kentucky and St. Louis, MO before returning to this area in 2010 living in Tulsa, Ok.
Ann is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years Charles David Pearson, two children Vickie Shockley and husband Bill Shockley of Tulsa and Dr. Anthony Pearson of St. Louis. In addition, eight grandchildren: Stephen Shockley and wife Mary, Abby Flood and husband Travis, Adam Shockley and wife Kelly and Jessica Kincannon and husband Blake, Chelsea Pearson, Brianna Pearson, Dylan Pearson and Gwyneth Pearson and finally Ann has five precious great grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Audrey Flood, Jake Flood, Gianna Shockley, Nicholas Shockley and Evelyn Shockley.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm Saturday, April 19th at Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Patrick's Foundation For Fellowship Fund. Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4250 West Houston Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Apr. 18 to May 18, 2014
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