Helen (Jacobs) Pearson

Helen (Jacobs) Pearson

August 22, 1930 ~ March 1, 2013

Helen loved her family, writing poetry and being outdoors. Her home was a welcoming place where family, friends and neighbors gathered.

Helen was born and raised in Portland attending Immaculata Academy. She married Ove Pearson, her husband for 61 years until his death in 2011. Together they raised six children and were active members of the Madeleine parish until their move to Kent Washington in 1976. After raising her children, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and was a published poet. Helen and Ove established Pearson's Nursery in Kent, WA which they operated together for 16 years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist parish, NW Renaissance Poets and the Pacific NW Fuchsia Society.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ove; son, David; sisters, Phyllis "Betty" Jacobs and Gerry Warner; and parents, Peter and Beulah Jacobs.

Helen was the heart of our family and we; Steve, Janet, Laure, Paula, John together with our spouses, children and grandchildren invite those who also knew and loved her to gather with us in memory and celebration.

Memorial Mass Celebration, St. John the Baptist Church, Covington, WA 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 7, 2013 Graveside Memorial, Mount Calvary Cemetery, Portland, OR 11:00 AM Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Green River Community College Foundation, Natural Resources Fund.

Published in The Seattle Times from Mar. 4 to Mar. 6, 2013