Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1941 RJC

Lee Roy Pearson, Jr. Florine Pearson LEE ROY PEARSON, JR., 72, was born on May 16, 1924 in Ranger, TX & died Aug. 27, 1996. He was in the Ranger High School Class of 1941. He was the son of Vera Blair & Lee Roy Pearson, longtime Ranger residents. He lived in Eastland at the time of his death and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Champ Pearson (RHS-1951), a sister, Lynn Pearson Heath (RHS-1943), and his parents. Survivors include three sisters, Electra Pearson (RHS- 1939), who resides in Ranger; Mercedes Pearson (RHS-1943) in Brownfield, & Beth Pearson Cosper in Odessa. His wife, Flo Pearson who resides in Eastland. Their children are, Lee Roy, Jr. (RHS-1966), Jane (RHS-1969), Beth Pearson Lund RHS-1971), Jack Pearson (RHS-1974), & Frank Pearson (RHS- 1979). He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He attended Ranger Jr. College and before entering the service, worked for his father in the oil fields. WIFE: FLORINE DORIS ELAM PEARSON, 93, of Eastland, TX passed away May 11, 2015, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX. Florine Doris Pearson was born to John L. & Della D. B. Elam September 28, 1921, in Leonard, TX and moved with her family to Wichita Falls in 1925 where she grew up. She was an A student and loved drawing. After graduating from Wichita Falls High School in 1939 she entered Hardin Jr. College (now Midwestern State). During World War II Florine did much volunteer work for hospitals, her church, and the U.S.O. She graduated with an art degree from the University of Texas, in 1948. At Austin, Florine married Lee Roy Pearson Jr. (RHS-1941) in 1947 and moved to Ranger, TX ten years later, where she joined the 1947 Book Club and the bridge club. She won first prize in a community pecan pie baking contest. Florine taught art at Ranger College for two years (1962-64). After raising kids she attended numerous art workshops and traveled. In 2009 Florine moved to the Woodlands Assisted Living home (Eastland, TX) and continued painting. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading books, growing tomatoes, feeding humming birds, and visits from grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was a tough survivor of the depression, but had a soft heart, a keen sense of humor, and loved Christ, family, and her very dear grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Florine is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Pearson, Jr.; her stepsisters, Sylvia M. Hertel and Theresa B. Taylor; brothers, Eugene M. Elam & John L. Elam Jr.; and sister Alpha D. Holton. Florine is survived by her children: Lee Roy Pearson III and wife, Marci; Jane and husband, Jim Adams; Beth and husband, Craig Lund; Jack Pearson; Frank E. Pearson. Her brother, Ira D. Elam and sisters; Barbara S. Elam and Cheryl L. Elam; grandsons, Ben Lund, Travis Adams, and Ty Adams and wife Jaime, granddaughters, J Lynn Adams Bowlin and husband Chris, Barbara Lund and Rebecca Pearson; great- grandchildren Lane, Lyla Jane and Lawson C. Adams, and 22 nephews and nieces.