Henry D. “Pete” Pearson, 73, a longtime Baker City resident, died June 15, 2003, at his home.
His graveside funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the North Powder Cemetery.
Pete was born on Nov. 13, 1929, at North Powder to Frank and Olive Davis Pearson. He enjoyed all types of hunting, fishing and the outdoors. One of his favorite pastimes in the summer was horseback riding. A trip to the Wallowa wilderness for fishing in the high lakes was an annual event.
Pete was the quarterback of the 1946 North Powder football team, which suffered only one loss, and that to the eventual state champions. Pete was an avid trapshooter. He won numerous trophies throughout the western United States including the Oregon State Singles Championship in the Amateur Trapshooting Association, and the Singles Championship in the Pacific Trapshooting Association in the 1980s.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Edna Pearson of Baker City; children, Frank of Milwaukie, Terry of Baker City, and Ann McGranahan of Wilsonville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Grace Rowett, Barbara Baker and Phyllis Fettig.
Contributions in Pete’s memory may be directed to the Baker County Chapter of the American Red Cross. This may be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 20, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor