July 14, 1926 – May 18, 2016
Juanita Marie Peters Pearson, born July 14, 1926 in McFarland, California, passed away on May 18 in Glendale.
As a teenager, “Nita” worked at Superior Dairy, then at Hanford Sentinel, and had a career with Pacific Bell (ATT) for 38 years. During World War II, she would dance the night away at the Hanford Civic Auditorium and, in retirement, she loved her clubs such as the Telephone Pioneers, the Kiwanis, and the Red Hatters. She traveled the world and enjoyed life to the fullest, enjoying every minute of it.
She was preceded in death by her parents Don and Maudie Peters of Hanford, California; her husband John B. Pearson of La Cañada; her sister Donetta Mitchell (Gene) of Hanford; her niece Diane Peters of San Jose. She leaves behind beloved family: son Thomas C. Pearson (Gale) of Wayzata, Minnesota; daughter Lynn A. Miller (Steven) of La Crescenta; grandchildren Heather Mae Pearson of Boston, Massachusetts, Brandon Thomas Pearson of Hartford, Connecticut and Kathleen Marie Miller and Emily Ann Miller of La Crescenta. Also her stepdaughters who loved her dearly: Carol Lee Huntington of Tucson, Arizona; Jo Satterlee (Arthur) of St. Maries, Idaho; Luann Lee (Martin) and step-grandchildren Kody Lee (Fran) and their children Kaitlen and Karina; Kacy Wilson (Jon) and their children Cooper and Carlee of Morgan, Utah; Kyle Satterlee of St. Maries, Idaho. She also leaves behind her beloved siblings Glenn Peters (Edna) of San Jose; Carol Ann Crabtree (Larry) and Cheri Champlain (Harry) of Hanford; Shannon Vandersteldt of Haily Idaho; and cherished nieces, nephews and their children.
A celebration of life for Juanita “Nita” Pearson will be held at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. on July 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A service at her final resting place in Hanford, California will take place on July 9 at the Hanford Cemetery, with a celebration immediately following at the home of Bo and Michelle Champlain in Hanford.