May 23, 1921 to July 7, 2012
Well……Jack doesn’t have to fish alone anymore! Mary has gone to meet him and Jamie in the high California mountains. Born in Pearisburg, Va., to Senah and Daniel Pearson, Mary was one of six children. She is survived by her brother Tom Pearson, of Roswell; her daughter Betsy Durrett, of Austin, Texas; and her son Dan Smith, of Bakersfield Calif. She loved and was loved by five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mary met and married Jack Smith in Roswell, then moved with him to Bakersfield. Mother of three, Betsy, Jamie and Dan, Mary and Jack gave their children the gifts of unconditional love and respect. She passed those gifts on to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as all who knew and loved her, whether they were friends or family.
Mary, we will all miss and love you. You have made our lives a joyful one. Ride into the sunset dear one! Giddy up!