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Obituary: Helen Ann Fuller Pearson - November 18, 1919 - August 24, 2012

Helen Ann Fuller Pearson, daughter of Lester H. and Ora Jones Fuller, wife, mother, and grandmother passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at home in Williams.

A life long Arizona resident, Helen spent her childhood in various communities and working ranches throughout the state. Helen graduated from Seligman High School in 1936. She attended Phoenix College and Northern Arizona Teachers College in Flagstaff, now known as NAU.

Helen married Edward Wells Pearson of Seligman and they made a permanent move to Williams in the early 1950s. Very active in the community, Helen was a member of Business and Professional Women, Hospital Auxiliary and Hospital Board, and Arizona Federation of Republican Women-volunteering for several notable campaigns. In addition, she also functioned as clerk for the Williams Justice Court for a number of years.

Helen was a noted journalist, having published articles in various newspapers and magazines such as The Arizona Republic, Western Horseman, Arizona Highways, the Ensign, and the Williams News.

Above all, Helen had a great capacity for service and compassion. She was always willing to be of help to friends, family, and neighbors. She spent many years serving in her church in many capacities, including president of the women's organization, the Relief Society.

Helen was a lively cowgirl. She will be remembered for her riding and dancing.

She is preceded in death by her husband and four of their children: Sandra, Paul, Bruce and Joann. She is survived by her sister Betty J. Dent, brother Frank 'Gene' Fuller, her son, Jim Pearson (Cheryl), and her daughter Norma Orozco, as well as 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Services for Helen Pearson will be held Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel, 1111 Stockmens Rd. Viewing is scheduled for 10 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11 a.m.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012
Article comment by: Jessie Chapman Konopelski

I am so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. I too loved her. She was such a wonderful person, so kind, loving. and truly charitable. She was such a dear friend to my mother, and she helped my mother alot. I loved Helen's sense of humor, that was something that rubbed off on Joann. May all of the family know that I loved her and am mourning her loss with you all.

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Article comment by: Joyce Houle

It saddens me that a friend has passed. Helen and Ed were my neighbors for many years. I knew all of the members of the family. She always sent me Christmas cards expressing the news of happening. I have missed her cards for several years now and she always signed them,
Your Neighborly Neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are extended to Norma, my friend from our younger years and to Jim and Cheryl. May she meet her loved ones beyond the veil.
Terry and Joyce Houle

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Article comment by: Donna Massey

Helen P. I shall miss you sooooo much. You are such an important part of my life, now and always. I know that you rest with the Lord and are reunited with your loved ones that went on before but that doesn't make it any easier to say good-bye for now my friend. You shall always have a wam place in my heart. Besides, how you ever put up with Norma, Cindy and myself shall forever remain a mystery!! You always saw the good in everything and everyone, thank you for the lessons.

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Article comment by: Karen Fuller

God Bless the Pearson and Fuller families.

We will all be lost for a while because Helen was our historian for these two families. She was never too busy to answer your questions about what and where she lived on the ranches in her early years. I was so glad to have her in Green Valley, Arizona to visit with us and take her places she wanted to go. Bill and she would stay up until 10:00 PM reviewing all the Fuller history. The stories she told were so beautiful and sometimes very funny and some time sad. I was trying to teach her some computer while she was here and she did catch on to some of it. I believe she would have learned some of the functions, if I could have a little more time. I was going to scan some of her pictures of her childhood places and some of her favorite people but never got the opportunity because I got sick too.

She loved her children and grandchildren and was very proud of all their achievements.
All my children loved Helen, and realized just how talented she was throughout her life. May God Bless Helen and we will miss you.

Much Love,
Bill, Karen and Ole Boom, Leslie Tilton & family, Mellanie, Shawn and Bryan and Kammie Fuller.

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Article comment by: Ruthi Miller

Helen was a wonderful lady. She touched many lives in Williams and surrounding areas. I spent a lot of time with Helen, and her family, when I was growing up. She took me to many County Fairs, Church functions, she took me ice skating, roller skating, and to just about anything that was going on in the Williams and Flagstaff areas. She taught my sisters and I how to bake and sew. She was an inspiration to many, I spent many countless hours with Helen and her family as a child. Even though I have not lived in the Williams area for many many years, I still have a Son and Grandchildren in Williams, there is not a time that I go to visit them that I don't think of her. Helen will be missed by many. Their is not a person that Helen came in contact with that she did not touch them in some special way. She was just a grand lady. My blessings and prayers go out to Jim, Chery, Norma and their families. I loved Helen dearly, she was a very special lady and will be missed by many. Rest in peace, Beautiful Lady.
Ruthi Miller

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