Joan Pearson

Huron

Joan Pearson, 84, of Huron and formerly of Forestburg, passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at SunQuest Healthcare Center in Huron.
Her funeral service was Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Huron Christian Church, with burial in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery at rural Huron. Visitation, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, was Monday, Oct. 23, and one hour prior to the service, also at the church.
Joan Jackson was born Sept. 16, 1933, to Amos and Myra (Farnish) Jackson at Barry, Texas. She grew up in Emhouse, Texas, until moving to Temple, Texas, where she graduated from high school. After high school, she worked as a bookkeeper at Ford Motor Co.
Joan married Carl Pearson on Jan. 17, 1953 in Temple when he returned from serving in Korea. They then moved to South Dakota, where she became a farm wife and they raised their family. She was a hard worker and taught her children good work ethics.
She was active in her church, serving as a Sunday school and Bible school teacher, and was also involved in a Home Extension Club for many years. Joan enjoyed sewing, and was an excellent cook and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family.
Joan is survived by her husband, Carl, of Huron; children, Gail (Ken) Farnham of Tulsa, Okla., Joey (Tammi) Pearson of Brandon, and Timothy (Julie) Pearson of Forestburg; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Louise Foster of Auburn, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Wanda Jackson; and brothers, Virgil Jackson and Clifton Jackson.

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