LeRoy Albert Pearson passed away December 24, 2015 from a lingering illness. He was born August 24, 1934 in Baker, Oregon to Emery and Delores West Pearson. He spent his first years in North Powder, Oregon and Baker, Oregon. He lived a few years with his Aunt and Uncle in Herford, Oregon.
He graduated from North Powder High School. When he was fifteen, he went with his mother to Bozeman, Montana and worked as a busboy and set the pins at the bowling alley.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent 4 years in Japan and California.
In 1955 he came to Burley to be with his mother. There he met his wife Rheta Elquist. They were married March 1, 1957 in Heyburn, Idaho where LeRoy worked for the BLM. They were blessed with three wonderful children: Cherylyn (Larry) Campbell, LeeAnn (Greg) Riddle, Monte (Cathy) Pearson.
In 1966 they moved to Sunset, Utah so LeRoy could finish his career with the U.S. Government at Hill Air Force Base. He retired with 36 years of service in 1991.
They spent many years in Arizona and summers at Sourdough Wilderness Ranch. He loved to go camping and drive his side-by-side. He loved his animals and was an avid rock hunter.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and mother and father in-law, sister and brother-in-law.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, children Cherylyn, LeeAnn and Monte all of Utah; two grandchildren Royce Pearson and Steven Peart; a brother Patrick (Jean) Pearson of Cascade Locks, Oregon; and a sister Janice Springer of LaGrand, Oregon.
He will be cremated under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary. A Memorial Service will be held in the Spring.
A special thank you to Inspiration Hospice for their kindness and care.