DAVIS — Pearl Harrison, the remaining child of early southern Oklahoma settlers, George Dyer and Ollie Ida (Lucas) Howard, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Ardmore.
Born on Oct. 13, 1919, Pearl spent her childhood with six siblings around Davis in Murray County. On July 1, 1937, she married Roy Harrison and they spent 72 years together before his death on Jan 13, 2009.
Their son, Roy J Harrison of Panama City, Fla., died in 2003. Also preceding her in death were parents, four sisters and two brothers. She was a member of the Davis First Baptist Church.
Pearl and Roy Harrison spent 43 years on the Harper Ranch, northeast of Edmond prior to retiring in Davis. While in Edmond, they raised two children, Mary Jane and Roy J Harrison, each attending Edmond Schools. Education was very important to Pearl. As members of both families received advanced degrees, she was known to say, “I hope none of them ever have to pick cotton!” Reading was a favorite hobby all her life, keeping local libraries busy finding books she liked (and there were many). Baking apple pies and chocolate chip cookies were treats for family and friends.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jane and husband Lyle Hamilton, of Ardmore, and children, Stephanie Concelman, Stephen and Walter Hamilton; Roy J’s wife, Jeannie (White) Harrison, and sons Robbie and Chad, Panama City, Fla. She always loved receiving pictures of her six great-grandbabies (no matter what their ages).
Family and friends are invited to gather for visiting and remembering on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hale’s Funeral Home in Davis. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug 9, 2018, in Oklahoma City at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, 500 SW 104th Street.
Services are “Entrusted To” HALE’S Funeral Home of Davis, OK.
On-line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.