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Dwain John Pearson

Dwain John Pearson

Male 1912 - 2008  (96 years)

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  • Name Dwain John Pearson 
    Born 24 Jun 1912  Marysvale, Piute, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Marysvale, Piute, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    age 7, son "John Pierson" 
    Census 1930  Marysvale, Piute, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    age 17, son "J Dwain Pearson" 
    John Rikard Pearson, wife Elizabeth and family
    next door to Elizabeth's parents (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Died 29 Jun 2008  Bountiful, Richfield, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Salt Lake Tribune 1 July 1 2008

      Dwain J. Pearson 1912 ~ 2008 BOUNTIFUL/RICHFIELD, UTAH-
      Dwain John Pearson, age 96 of Bountiful, died June 29, 2008 at his home in Bountiful. He was born June 24, 1912, to John Rikard and Elizabeth Dobson in Richfield, Utah. His first four years were spent living in a cabin in Cottonwood Canyon, four miles south of Marysvale, Utah. Dwain attended Utah State Agricultural College and graduated in 1934 with honors and the distinction of being the first student from Marysvale, Utah to graduate from college. He was president of Alpha Zeta, the National Honorary Agricultural Fraternity; a member of the Scholastic Fraternity; Phi Kappa Phi and a Danforth Scholar. He went on to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nine years. Dwain married Olive Ogden on September 5, 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple, sharing 67 years together. He will always be remembered for the sweet and tender love affair he and Olive shared. In 1943 he returned to Richfield and joined his brother, Marden in the establishment of a lumber business that eventually grew to be the largest in the state of Utah. Although he claimed to be only a small businessman from a small town, he became a moving force for over 50 years in Utah and the Intermountain West in a variety of businesses. Dwain was the president of Ideal National Insurance Company. He developed and operated many hotels and restaurants including Travelodge, Hilton and Embassy Suites. Among his many civic duties was his service on the Development Board for LDS Hospital and his position on the Board of Governors for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. He was a visionary man, a tremendous leader and dedicated his time and energy to countless other business responsibilities without the need for recognition. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding the position of Bishop and was a member of the Stake Presidency. He was active in the Church missionary program and was tirelessly involved in Temple Work in his retirement years. His entire life was dedicated to Church service and his family. Dwain always said, "Family is everything." He was a true example of love and a servant to all in need. Dwain is survived by his six children: Diane (Charles) Mackey of Moab; Rikard (Shanna) Pearson of Salt Lake City; Randy (Linda) Pearson of Bountiful; Mary Kay (Clair) Carling of Bountiful; Clark (Jami) Pearson of Richfield; and Patrice Erickson of Bountiful; and foster daughters Garnet Johnson and Teresa Hernandez, 37 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; a brother, Raynal (Maridell) Pearson of Provo. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Alaiff Pearson and Marden Pearson; his wife, Olive O. Pearson; and daughter Carolin P. Hansen. "Dad, you have blessed our lives with your example and we are grateful you are with your sweetheart again." Funeral services will be held Wed., July 2, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. in the Bountiful 28th LDS Ward Chapel located at 2285 S. 200 W., Bountiful, where friends may call for viewing Wed. morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Graveside services and interment will be in the Richfield City Cemetery on Thurs., July 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, Salina and Gunnison, Utah. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund. Online guest book at: www.springerturner.com
    Person ID I374  Barker
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2011 

    Father John Rikard Pearson,   b. 12 Sep 1881, Lammagarden, Korsberga, Skaraborg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1953, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Dobson,   b. 3 Jun 1887, Kanab, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1981, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Family ID F1704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse Olive Ogden 
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jun 1912 - Marysvale, Piute, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - age 7, son "John Pierson" - 1920 - Marysvale, Piute, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - age 17, son "J Dwain Pearson" - 1930 - Marysvale, Piute, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 2008 - Bountiful, Richfield, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Dwain John Pearson circa 1932
    Dwain John Pearson circa 1932
    Dwain John Pearson, circa 2000
    Dwain John Pearson, circa 2000