Alvin W. (Dooley) Pearson
|Posted 2011-06-08 by Sharla|
|Arizona Silver Belt, Globe, AZ|
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Alvin W. Pearson (Dooley), age 94, of Globe, Ariz. passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Odyssey Hospice in Mesa, Ariz. The son of Joe and Willie Pearson, he and his twin Calvin were born near Pecos, Texas on Oct. 3, 1916.
As a young man, he worked as a cowboy in the ranches around Jal, N.M. until he was drafted into the Army in January, 1941. He served in World War II in the 45th Infantry Division and fought in battles in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. After the war he continued working as a cowboy and then moved to Miami, Ariz. to work in the copper mines where he raised his family and spent the remainder of his life.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Pearson; three sisters, Myrtle Scott, Iva Cook, and Edna Pearson; and two borthers, Jessie and Calvin Pearson. He is survived by his brother, Rubert Pearson; daughter, Sandra Pearson; son, David (Diane) Pearson; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Alvin was a kind and honorable man who was as tought as a boot and was loved and respected by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Odyssey Hospice, 6215 E. Arbor Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Miles Funeral Services Miami Chapel, in Miami, Ariz.
Funeral arrangements for Alvin W. Pearson were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services Miami.
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