Betty S. Pearson, 85, died Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Born in Philadelphia on Sept. 2, 1927, she spent her early childhood in Exchange, Pa., before returning to Philadelphia, where she graduated Upper Darby High School in 1946. Shortly after graduating, she was employed at the International Forwarding Co. of Philadelphia before enlisting into the U.S. Air Force in 1950, where she proudly served and obtained the rank of staff sergeant. By 1954, she had met and married a fellow serviceman, Jesse L. Pearson. She became a military homemaker, raising their three daughters. In 1968, they had returned from a European tour and settled in Bridgeton, were she began her working career. Retiring from the Manischewitz Company at age 65, she later worked part time at the Millville Walmart. Always active, she enjoyed her grandchildren, books, animals and especially her cats, gardening, travel, the arts, and had a lifelong love of theater. She was a member of the Little Theater of Vineland, now Cumberland Players for many years.
She is predeceased by her brother, Thomas W. Scott, and husband, Jesse L. Pearson; and survived by her three daughters, Valerie LaMarro and son-in-law Frank Jr. of Vineland, Victoria Cachaza and son-in-law Adam of Millville, and Diana Urdinaran of Millville; along with four grandchildren, Phillip Welcz, Tianna Cachaza, Jesse and Bella Urdinaran; nephew, Thomas W. Scott of Florida; niece, Susan Fox of Pennsylvania; and cousins, Nancy Fischer of Pennsylvania, John Lose of New Jersey, and Norma, Phyllis Lose and Shirley Lose-Vennell of Florida.
Private services will be held June 29 at 11:30 a.m. in Exchange, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please send your kind donations to Holy Redeemer Hospice, http://www.holyredeemer.com/Main/Public/HospiceServices1.aspx or Vineland SPCA, http://members.petfinder.com/~NJ44/HOME.htm.
Arrangements are by DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home, 2755 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland. Please visit dlfuneral.com to send condolences to the family.