Pearl Irena Duncanson (01-09-1915 — 11-15-2016)
November 28, 2016
Pearl Irena Duncanson went to be with her friends and relatives Nov. 15, 2016. She was 101 years old. Pearl was born to William B. and Julia Hortense Loomis-Pyles January 9, 1915, at Joes, Colorado. She married A.D. “Doc” Duncanson January 25, 1932, in St. Francis, Kansas. They moved to Rifle in 1942 where Doc worked for Union Carbide. Pearl worked as a medical assistant for several doctors in the area including Dr. E. D. Moore and Dr. Harry Knapp.
Doc and Pearl were the proud parents of 3 children, Eugene (Chizuko) Duncanson, Jan (Ralph) Walker, and Dwight Duncanson. They were blessed with 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pearl joined the Rifle Rebekah Lodge in 1944 and was a member for 73 years. Both she and Doc belonged to Bookcliff Odd Fellow lodge. Pearl happily volunteered at the Rifle Senior Center, serving meals and any other job she found to do. She enjoyed helping others. She also loved playing cards, especially pinochle and cribbage. Pearl was a successful Avon representative for about 50 years.
Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her son, Dwight.
A memorial service will be held December 2, 2016, at the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Avenue, at 2:30 PM. Please come and share thoughts and memories of Pearl.