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Harriet Jo Pearson, 80, of Buffalo, Oklahoma, passed away on May 14, 2014, in Oklahoma, City, Oklahoma. Harriet Jo Pearson was born on March 23, 1934, in rural Harper County at her grandparent’s home near Austin Valley, to Sterling and Mary Leona Inez Cockrell. Harriet grew up in Harper County and attended school wherever her mother was teaching, in area country schools.
Harriet graduated from Buffalo High School with the class of 1952. Harriet and Glen Pearson were united in marriage on November 8, 1952, in Clayton, New Mexico. Harriet and Glen relocated numerous times including: Minnesota, Alabama, Oklahoma, Germany, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas. In 1971, they moved back to Oklahoma where they made their home on the farm southwest of Buffalo, Oklahoma, and raised their three children, Glynis, Leslie, and Joe. Harriet worked at The Harper County Journal and served as Harper County Election Board Secretary for 28 years, before retiring in December, 2003.
Harriet enjoyed going to football, basketball, and softball games, and watching her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in all of their activities. Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, Sterling and Inez Howell and brother-in-law, L.C. English. Harriet is survived by her husband Glen Pearson, two daughters, Glynis Meyer and husband Rocky, of Wichita, Kansas; Leslie Crawford of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one son, Joe Pearson and wife Kathy of Buffalo, Oklahoma; six granddaughters, Mandy Glasse and husband Cary of Wichita, Kansas; Carlie Gill and husband Philip, of Shawnee, Kansas; Chesney Soderstrom and husband Clint of Sewickley, Pennsylvania; Katie Baker and husband Casey of Rogers, Arkansas; Kaitlin Pearson and Bailee Pearson of Buffalo, Oklahoma; nine great-grandchildren, Quentin & Brooks Gee, Annie and Henry Gill, Isabella, Max, Hattie, and Zeke Soderstrom, and Crawford Baker; one sister, Judy English of Woodward, Oklahoma; two nephews, Richard English of Edgewater, Colorado and Justin English of Waynesville, Missouri; and numerous other family and friends.
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