Patricia Jean (Pat) Pearce(1929 - 2012)


Patricia (Pat) Jean Pearce

Patricia (Pat) Jean Pearce, 83, of Ceres, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012, after being recently diagnosed with liver disease. She succumbed to God's will, surrounded by family, with a loving and open heart.

Pat was born July 13, 1929, in San Francisco and moved to Hollister in her late teens where she met and later married Ed in 1947. They owned a successful bookkeeping and tax service company for many years in Salinas. Pat juggled both a career and motherhood as if it was effortless. She never missed any of her children's functions and always put her family first. Pat cherished every moment shared with her family. She will be missed and celebrated in our hearts every day.

Pat was a loving and devoted wife of 65 years to Ed Pearce; an adoring mother to Christy (Phil) Dowden, Ed (Diana Guzman) Pearce, Carey (Kathi) Pearce, Robert (JoAnn) Pearce, Caron Pearce and Nanci Pearce; proud grandmother to Scott, Megan, Jayson and Joshua; and great-grandmother to Allyson, Christopher, Caitlyn and Cayleb.

Mass and Celebration to honor her life will take place in Salinas at a later date. Please call Caron Pearce at 831-905-4137 for details. Online info at

Published in The Salinas Californian on Nov. 28, 2012