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Orba Moselle (Eldredge) Pearce

Posted 2011-07-24 by Judy Wight Branson
The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Orba Eldredge Pearce, 86, of Chino Valley, Ariz. passed away Oct 7, 2006, in Chino Valley. She was born June 22, 1920, in Myton, Utah, the first child of J. Harold and Erma Salmon Eldredge.

Orba grew up in the Uintah Basin in Utah - mainly in the small communities of Myton, Altonah and Duchesne. After high school graduation she attended school at Brigham Young in Provo, Utah and finished her nurses training at the LDS hospital in Salt Lake City.

Orba served as a nurse in the army during WWII and was stationed in San Francisco, Calif. It was there she met her husband, Finley C. Pearce.

They had a family of five sons and two daughters. They lived in Pittsburg, Calif., Houston, Texas, Compton and Yorba Linda, Calif. They moved to Chino Valley in 1995.

Orba was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully in the Relief Society, the Primary and the Young Women's organizations. She did volunteer work with the Red Cross and loved good literature and beautiful sunsets.

Orba was preceded in death by her husband, Finley; her son Gerald; her grandson, Dale; and brother, Harold.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Lynn Jones (Edd) of N.Y. and Michele Sexton (Chris) of Chino Valley; her sons, Bill Pearce (Caria) of Idaho, David E. Pearce (Lynette) of Florida, Richard C. (Lorna) of Calif, and Ronald E. Pearce (MaryLou) of Colo.; her sisters, Erma Hogan (Lloyd) of Utah, Eva Rae Eldredge of Utah and Renae Powell (Gene) of Utah, her brother, Burr (Jean) Eldredge of Utah. She has 40 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be Oct. 10, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Perkinsville Road in Chino Valley at 1 p.m. with a noon visitation. Another service will be in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Mt. View Memorial Estates Cemetery where interment will take place.

Chino Valley funeral home is caring for the family.

Information provided by survivors.

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