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Obituary: BARNES PEARSON, MARY

Published: Saturday, Dec. 20 2014 9:46 p.m. MST

Mary Alice Barnes Pearson1937~2012Mary Pearson passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of April 6, 2012. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 19, 1937 to Bob and Mary Barnes. Mary was a passionate and skilled genealogist and historian, serving for years as the official genealogist for the George Q. Cannon family organization. She was a member of the LDS Church and of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Mary had an encyclopedic memory of family, church and US history. She travelled widely, visiting historical sites both prominent and obscure. She is survived by her devoted husband, Clair Pearson, her sons Mike and Phil Hansen, stepdaughters Cherie Pearson and Michelle (Neal) Baker, Grandchildren Cassie Hansen, Anthony Pearson, Chris Baker, Kylee Eldredge, Lizzy Baker, sister Kathy (Stacy) Luke and brothers Pat (Marilyn) Barnes, Ted (Linda) Barnes and Bill (Ali) Barnes. She was predeceased by her son Paul. A viewing will be held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral. The Funeral will be held at the Ensign LDS Stake Center at 135 A Street at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution, in Mary's name, to the charity of your choice.