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Gary Pearson

August 4, 1945 — June 1, 2013

Gary Lee Pearson, age 67, of Fairfield, MT died Saturday, June 1,. 2013 at his home near Fairfield from natural causes.

Gary was born August 4, 1945 in Great Falls, MT the son of Elmer and Gladys (Johnson) Pearson. He was raised and educated in Fairfield ,MT and attended MSU Bozeman and then MSU-Northern where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Business.

He was married to Betty Robertson Pearson on September 16, 1967 and they later divorced. He was married to Karen Kelly on September 29, 1999 in Idaho Falls, ID. He was a farmer and rancher and a Director of the Montana Grain Growers Association.

Gary is survived by his wife, Karen (Kelly) Pearson, daughter: Debra (Mark) Coverdell, son: Dean (wife, Jennifer) Pearson all of Fairfield; a step-daughter: Candi (Peter Roe) Jones of Arlington, VA and Deandra (Brian) Brill of Frederick, MD; a brother: Alan (Susie) Pearson of Havre, MT and grandchildren: Cassidy Coverdell, Kaylynn Coverdell, Kourtney Coverdell, Cantor Coverdell, Taylor Pearson, all of Fairfield; Amanda Steen of Great Falls, Chad and Cadyn Brill, both of Frederick, MD

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Connie Pearson.

Family graveside services will be held at the Sunset Hills Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gorder Jensen Funeral Home of Choteau.

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