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Henning E. "Gene" Pearson
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Henning Eugene “Gene” Pearson, 89 of Burlington passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. He was born May 22, 1928 in Mount Vernon, WA to Henning Elmer and Kathrine (Axelson) Pearson. Gene graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1946. He married Genevieve Peterson and they had two children, Kenneth Eugene and Karen Marie. Gene worked several places and settled in for several years with Concrete NorWest. In 1962, he married Carol J. Rothrock in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and a year later he and Myron Peterson started a business manufacturing septic tanks and other concrete items. His favorite job was as a school bus mechanic for Conway Schools. Upon retirement Gene and Carol spent many winters in Yuma, AZ. Gene is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol; children, Kenneth (and wife, Ginger) Pearson of Goldendale, WA and Karen Baye of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Amy Hernandez of Burlington and Jon Pearson of Ellensburg; great grandchildren, Carol Ann Peterson of Sedro-Woolley, Damon Hoyt of Republic, Cassidy Pearson of Mount Vernon, twins: Kendra and Samantha Pearson of Mount Vernon, Karina Hernandez and Antonia Hernandez both of Burlingon. At his request, no memorial services will be held.

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