Janice Pearson passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2016, five years to the day after her sweet Mother. She was 69 years old.
Janice was born on Sept. 14, 1947, in Rexburg, Idaho. She was the second child of Wayne and Ilene Archibald Pearson.
Janice was a beloved member of our family of 13 siblings. Because of her handicap, she never attended school and became mother’s biggest helper. Her greatest joy was hanging the wash. All the cloth diapers together, all the underwear together and all the shirts from their tails.
She had a remarkable memory and remembered all of our birthdays and anniversaries and who was expecting the next baby of Mother and Father’s 100 grandchildren. She loved sewing up matching flannel blankets and burp cloths as well as crocheting baby blankets for the new little ones.
Janice loved living independently with her son Jeremy for the last five years in her cozy home in Panaca, Nevada, where she could walk to the store and buy all the candy she wanted. She was loved and cherished by many in her community.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved her church calling, which was leading the music in Relief Society.
She is survived by her son Jeremy and her siblings, Cheryl Jeffs, Keith (Lacie) Pearson, Kay (Derrill) Laub, Jelene (Linton) Kirkland, Roger (Kady) Pearson, Lee (Ellen) Pearson, Helen (Ken) Loverme, Ruth (Dean) Laub, Beth Ware, Lilly Reid and Donna Cox. She was preceded in death by her sister Fara and brother Bart.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at 11 am at the LDS Church in Panaca, Nevada. There will be a viewing prior to the services at 9:30.
Mark Ken Johnson
Mark Ken Johnson, age 65, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at his home in Hiko, Nevada after a courageous battle with cancer. Through this he taught us the importance of optimism and a positive attitude: “It’s all good”. He was born Sept. 13, 1951 in Fillmore, Utah to Chester Rogers and Stella Vee Stott Johnson.
Ken grew up in Holden, Utah where he enjoyed being outdoors, farming, ranching, and hunting. He loved working hard and became the owner operator of his own cattle and feed business. In his later years he became a brand inspector and loved visiting with the new people he met each day.
In 1971, he married Linda Lu Shepherd. Together they had three children and were later divorced. In 1982, he married Tamra Curtis. They had two children and were later divorced. He recognized the importance of family and loved spending as much time as possible with his children and fourteen grandchildren.
Survivors include his children: Shelli (Conrad) Abrams, Scott (Mindy), Sandi (Jonathan) Mason, Stetson, Kenze (Korey Smith) Johnson, fourteen grandchildren, and his siblings: Jerri Frehner, Pamiel Reed, Ginger Agee, Jeff, and Penni Sumsion. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Diane Buckwalter.
Funeral services will held Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. (MST) at the Holden LDS Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alamo LDS Chapel, and again from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. prior to services at the chapel. Interment will follow in the Holden City Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavallymortuary.com