Kathleen Pearson, 65, Providence

Kathy Pearson

Kathy PearsonKathleen (Lindberg) Pearson, 65, of Providence, died Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Kathy was born to the late Walter and Margaret (Chalmers) Lindberg on March 2, 1949. She graduated from Seekonk High School and then attended Dean Junior College and West Virginia University, where she earned a BS in Home Economics. She married Mr. Ronald Pearson in 1971.

Mrs. Pearson taught home economics in Southbridge, Mass. in the early 1970s. In 1995, she obtained a Master’s degree in education from Providence College, and worked as a special education teacher in Fall River, Mass. and Providence, in the 1990s.

Kathy enjoyed teaching, warm weather, her friends, and her family. She was passionate about swimming and boating, especially in the Kickemuit River. She cherished the trips she took to Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, Newport and Marco Island, Fla. with her family. Above all, she loved her family and encouraged her three children to enjoy life.

Kathy leaves her two sisters, Judith Lawson of Rehoboth, Mass. and Susan Howell of Barrington, R.I.; her three children, Chad Pearson of Denton, Texas, James Pearson of Bristol, R.I. and Heather Pearson of Burlington, Vt.; her three grandchildren, Lucia Pearson and Maxine and Wynne McConnell; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was also the sister of the late Peggy (Lindberg) Harris Toohey.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, August 7, at the Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, Mass. Memorial gifts may be directed to the church.

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