Jim Pearson, 70, of Estes Park died at Longmont United Hospital on June 21, 2008. Charles James Pearson was born May 21, 1938 in Denver Colorado. His parents were Nita Thompson Pearson Hicks and Charles Franklin Pearson.
After high school Jim joined the Navy where he trained as an air traffic controller. After discharge he worked at the en-route traffic control center in Longmont, in the control tower at Honolulu International Airport and then in the control tower at Stapleton International Airport. While he was at Stapleton he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
Jim and his wife, the former Carol Fredling, were married in Denver on November 10, 1962. They had two children, Traci Lynn and David Charles.
Following his stroke, Jim and Carol moved to Sterling to be near family. After eight years in Sterling they moved to Estes Park in 1978. In Estes Park he was a member of Presbyterian Community Church where he played in the bell choirs, sang in the choir, and served as a deacon. He had been a member of the Lion’s Club and volunteered at Rocky Mt. National Park headquarters for many years.
Jim’s love of music was fostered first by his mother and further by several years in the Saint John’s Episcopal Church Boys’ Choir in Denver. He could sing a sweet tenor.
Jim had held a private pilot’s license and also had a life-long interest in Geology.
Jim is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter, Traci of Broomfield; and his son David (wife Diane) and two granddaughters, Kelly and Andrea of Commerce City.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at the Community Church of the Rockies.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Church of the Rockies Organ Fund in care of Allnutt Estes Park Chapel, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.
To see Jim’s on-line obituary and send a message to the family see www.allnutt.com.