Obituary: June (Peterson) Pearson

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TURLOCK, CA (June 21, 2016) — Retired missionary June (Peterson) Pearson died Friday, June 17. She was 97.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on June 23 at Turlock Memorial Park. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Berg Hall, Covenant Village of Turlock.

June was born June 29, 1918, in Clear Lake, Iowa. She attended Moody Bible Institute and North Park Bible College, then went on to graduate from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

She was commissioned to be a missionary in Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1944 and left in 1945. She was placed in charge of the school at the Karawa station.

June married Covenant missionary Elmer Pearson on June 2, 1946, in Kala, Congo. The couple opened a new mission station in Bokada. Her service included various administrative and educational positions. The couple concluded their missionary service in 1961.

They ministered together during his pastorates at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Antioch, California; Sunset Whitney Community Covenant Church in Rocklin, California; Modesto Covenant Church in Modesto, California; and First Covenant Church in San Francisco.

Elmer preceded her in death.

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  1. I remember “Aunt” June well, and her smile. I was a child in Gbado and Karawa during the time she and “Uncle” Elmer – who had another nickname that we knew him as – and remember her gentleness and his humor! May they both rest in peace. The Great Reunion…so many of our loved ones are there. I thank God for these aunts and uncles in the large family I was raised in! My best to their family.

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