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Gary Allan Pearson Obituary
Gary Allan Pearson
April 14, 1933 - March 11, 2014
Resident of San Jose
Gary Allan Pearson passed peacefully Tuesday, March 11 in San Jose, CA. He was 80 years old.
Gary was born in Atascadero to Earl Stewart and Dorothy Ricker. His first few years were spent in San Francisco, then moved to Boulder Creek, CA where he grew up surrounded by family, redwoods, and the mountains of Santa Cruz County. It was in Santa Cruz on a "Blind" double date that he met and married, the love of his life, Carol Leonora Booth who preceded him in death on May 17, 2013. They were married 62 years. During those years Gary worked in electronics, enjoyed camping, fishing, motorcycles and family beach outings. Gary was also a Scout Leader, avid reader and trivia buff. They spent many years in Los Gatos, then in 1994 he and Carol retired, sold the family home and moved to their second home in Volcano, CA, returning in 2012 to San Jose to be close to family.
Gary is survived by two sisters, Barbara Houk and Kathleen Geraci, Half-siblings, George Pearson and Elizabeth Hollaway, five children; James Stearns, Elizabeth Wellman, Linda Lopez, Stan Pearson and Mike Pearson, ten grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, April 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Atrium Senior Living Center at 1009 Blossom River Way, San Jose, CA.95123. For more information please contact linda_177webster@hotmail.com.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Apr. 6, 2014
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