Pearl LuRay Greenwell passed away peacefully in her home on October 27, 2017, after a long battle against Multiple Myeloma. She was 79 years old.
Pearl was born February 22, 1938, in Chester, Idaho, the daughter of Glendon Ralph Jackson and Daisy LuRay Jackson. She grew up and attended schools in the Ogden and St. Anthony areas.
She married Arlen (a.k.a. Art), the love of her life, in 1991. Pearl and Art enjoyed spending time together and it was rare to see one without the other. They enjoyed supporting their grandchildren and great grandchildren in all their activities.
Pearl spent 25 years as a Therapy Tech II for the Health and Welfare. One of many things Pearl is well known for was her ability and willingness to help teach and mentor the youth. She always taught the importance of showing compassion toward those in need.
She was actively involved with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her testimony was powerful. Anyone who discussed religion with her was quickly aware of her love for the Savior. She served in various positions within the church and this further demonstrated her willingness to support the youth.
Pearl loved to celebrate birthdays and holidays. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings at her home in St. Anthony. Even after the family had outgrown her home, she would find a way to host gatherings to surround herself with family.
She is survived by her husband, Art, of St. Anthony; children, Cindy Eckman of Teton, Cody (Kaelyn) Eckman of St. Anthony, Chance (Amy) Eckman of St. Anthony, LuWana (Jerry) Day, Barbara Christiansen; siblings, Glenda (Brian), Sharon (Jack), Betty, Lymon (Linda), Montie Jo (the late Tracy); 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Twin Groves 2nd Ward Church at 145 E 1st North, St. Anthony, Idaho with Bishop Danny Draper officiating. Friends may call from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017, both times at the chapel. Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery under the direction of Baxter Funeral Home.
Pearl and her family would like to thank the Oncology Department at Teton Cancer Institute, Dr. Jeffrey Hancock, and all his staff. We would also like to thank OneSource Hospice for all their love and care.
Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.baxterfh.com.