May 3, 1929 ~ July 26, 2012
EDWIN SIGFRID PEARSON
Edwin S Pearson passed away on the morning of July 26, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family after a valiant year long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Ed was born May 3, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Signe Maria Jacobsen and Edwin Sigfrid Pearson Sr. He attended East High School and graduated from the University of Utah.
He fulfilled a mission to Sweden and was a veteran of the Korean war.
In 1954, he married Marjorie Jean Egan in the Salt Lake City temple. Together they had two adoring children Dane Edwin and Shelly Jean. They later divorced.
Ed enjoyed a successful career in the pharmaceutical and dental supply industries, making friends wherever he went. In 1996, he married Lorilee Anderson Jones and inherited five wonderful children.
Friends and family were a cherished part of his life and he never hesitated to tell them how much they meant to him. With them, he shared a special connection to many things including his rich Swedish heritage, photography, golf, road trips and of course, many family gatherings which he loved.
Recently, he enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors at Wheeler Farm and the Brookstone Condominium board.
He is survived by his loving wife Lorilee; sister, Rose Marie Adams; Children: Dane (Wendy) Pearson; Shelly (Kent) Christensen; Lori (Glenn) Middleton; Shannon (Aaron) Tracy; Paul (Amanda) Jones; Andrew (Cathy) Jones; Daniel Jones (Michelle Stoll) and 14 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 12:00pm at the Little Cottonwood Fifth Ward Chapel at 6350 S Rodeo Lane (1545 E). Friends may call one hour proir to the service. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 6-8pm at the above location. Online condolences may be shared at www.obitsutah.com
Funeral Directors Aspen Funeral Services
August 3, 2012, 8:36 pm-
Dear Lorilee and Family,
I just want you to know that I really care and I'm sorry for your loss. I don't have the words to express how sorry I am and how much I love you. I guess there really are no words, but what I'm trying to express is heartfelt.
- Becky Mortensen
August 3, 2012, 12:02 pm-
Shelly and Dane,
I am saddened to hear of the passing of your dad. I have fond memories of Uncle Ed from the time we lived on Preston Street and onward through the years. I am especially grateful that I got to share in his love of photography.
- Brad Ashworth
August 1, 2012, 6:36 pm-
Dear Lorilee, Dane and Shelly,
Last Edwin and I met we celebrated our many years of friendship, since the 70's. He had a deep sense of satisfaction for his family and a great joy and zest for life. We are all the better for knowing him! He is watching out for you all now and can see more and is not suffering. The Comforter will testify of this many times to come. Love to you all.
- Tony Christnsen