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Vera Shepard Pearson Bishop, 83, passed away August 20, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Vera was born in Melrose, NC. She was the youngest child of the late John and Margaret Pearson. Vera graduated from Brevard College in 1948. She was a member of the Mayflower Society, DAR, a lifelong member of the Church of the Transfiguration, Saluda, NC and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

On November 4, 1951, Vera married the love of her life, Tedd Lee Bishop. They embarked on a lifelong service to our country. As the wife of a career Senior USAF Officer and through her strength of character and loving nature, she touched lives across our country and the world. She was recognized for her selfless care of wounded Vietnam soldiers and their families through her volunteer work at the AirVac Hospital in Japan. She provided counseling and friendship to all she met throughout the 33 years of dedicated military service and beyond into their retirement.

Vera is survived by her husband, Tedd and their four daughters, Lynn, Leigh, Allyn and Erin. Vera was blessed with seven grandchildren, Sara, Pearson, Robby, Lara, Ellis, Franklin and Richmond, who were the light of her life.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Church of the Transfiguration, Saluda, NC. Her final resting place will be held in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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Published in The Greenville News from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2012
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