Audrey Marie Pearson, of Mora, died on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Legend Oaks Healthcare Center in Longview, Texas. She was 86 years old.
She was born Oct. 9, 1934 in Minneapolis, to parents Elmer and Mary (Plehal) Dahl. She attended North High School graduating in 1952 and pursued additional schooling at Northwestern College for one year. She was united in marriage to Gorden Pearson in 1954, and they made their home in the Minneapolis area until they moved with their five children to the countryside of Mora in 1969. Her husband did not succeed in making a farm girl out of her. She served for many years as a legal secretary in Mora.
As a woman who loved Jesus faithfully, her gentle spirit and sweet smile touched many lives. She was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church from the time they moved to Mora until her move to Texas in 2019 where she battled Alzheimer’s disease.
She was always kind, elegant, hospitable and loved music. She delighted in social events with friends and family and formed deep friendships that lasted for decades. She embraced the challenges of technology from the typewriter to the age of email. She enjoyed camping trips with the family, treasured her visits to Florida with her mom and dad, and took memorable adventures to Alaska, Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea.
She lived her life trusting God’s goodness and showing his love to those she met along the way. She will be fondly remembered for her gentleness and love.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordy; parents; and sister, Joanne Lhotka.
She is survived by her children, Sheryl (Terry) Watson, of Grand Rapids, Debbie (Tim) Ludvigson, of Longview, Texas; Jeff (Margie) Pearson of North Africa, Greg (Mary) Pearson of Minnetonka, Danny (Karey) Pearson of Crosslake; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 536 South Union St, Mora with refreshments to follow.Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Mike Rue will officiate. Memorial gifts designated to Emmanuel Baptist Church.