Mildred L. Pearson
1918 - 2021
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Mildred Pearson passed away December 8, 2020 in Newport Beach at age 102. She was born August 19, 1918, in Platte Co., MO. Mildred was an operatic first soprano and sang leading roles in Covina High School productions 1933-1936. She was also a fine pianist and accompanied the vocal students of international opera star Madame Beach Yaw also known as "Lark Ellen". Mildred joined Covina Methodist Episcopal Church in 1931. She married Leland Pearson in 1937 and they continued to be active church members. Mildred was choir director at Covina Grace Lutheran Church for 15 years and she taught private piano students in Covina for 75 years. Mildred was predeceased by husband Leland, daughter Judith and son John. She is survived by daughter Mary Ellen Dahm, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A graveside service was held at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora on Jan. 4, 2021.


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Published in Whittier Daily News on Jan. 24, 2021.
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January 30, 2021
Dear Family,
I am so sorry. Mildred was such a neat friend. From taking lessons from her and renting the balboa island apartment was wonderful memories for me. Love to you all.
Gayle Mason
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January 24, 2021
Dear Mary, I have such fond memories of your mother directing the choir and her patience with our gabby group. She always made us sound so good, and made us strive to sing challenging works.I also fondly remember your patience gabbing for hours with a teenager who admired you...me! Both you and your mother helped me to grow my love for music, in fact I was in Passau, Germany listening to their pipe organ (largest in Europe) and cried listening the Bach being played..’Wake, Awake’. Both you and your dear mother can take credit for my enjoyment. Your mother had a deep faith, and I am sure she is happy to be with the rest of the family. Hugs and love
Judy Laschober
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