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Service set for Dr. Carolyn T. Beyer Pearson

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Dr. Carolyn T. Beyer Pearson of Porter died on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at her residence. She was 74.

Born on November 27, 1934 in Huntington, W. Va., she was the daughter of Robert B. and Effie M. (Sadler) Thomas. On July 15, 1978 in Chesterton, she married Edwin Pearson.

A doctor of osteopathy in private practice, Carolyn is survived by daughter Mary Riecke (husband Tom) of Fort Wayne; grandchildren Christopher Riecke (wife Kristin) of Fayetteville, Ga., Nathan Riecke of Scottsdale, Ariz., Gina Riecke of North Hollywood, Calif., and Janelle Riecke of Fort Wayne; friends, care givers and travel companions Brenda and Carl Snearly; and many friends and former patients in and around the Chesterton area.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Edwin.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Pastor Elizabeth Terrill officiating. Memorial visitation will be held on Friday from noon until the time of services at 1 p.m. Memorials for Carolyn may be made to either Camp Jenee (an adult cancer survivorís retreat) c/o Mary Riecke, Mind Body Connection at 3290 Mallard Cove Lane, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46804 or to the Porter County Animal Shelter, 2056 Heavilin Road, Valparaiso, Ind. 46385.

Posted 11/24/2009