Former Aspen resident Pearl Bishop died on April 12, 2011 in Salida, Colo.She was born in Aspen on Sept. 17, 1918 to Andrew Peterson and Alma Holmstrom Peterson.Pearl attended Aspen schools and graduated from Aspen High School in 1936.During and following high school, she worked as a reporter for The Aspen Times. On July 24, 1939, she married Albert Bishop, who later became co-owner of the Beck & Bishop grocery store, located in the Wheeler Opera House.Pearl was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother as well as a member of the Aspen Community Church, the Aspen Literary Club and the Order of the Eastern Star.In 2009, she moved from Aspen to Salida and resided at Columbine Manor Care Center.Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; brother Adolph “Riley” Peterson; and sister Opal Marolt.She is survived by her sons, Gary (Debra) Bishop of Salida and Barney (Carolyn) of Crofton, Ky.; grandchildren Peter Bishop (Susan) of Denver, Megan Bishop of Denver, Elspeth Bishop of Salt Lake City, Utah and Virginia Gray (Robert) of Hopkinsville, Ky.; great-grandchildren Charles Gray and Georgia Gray; and her brother, Elmer Peterson (Noreene) of Denver.A memorial service will be held at the Aspen Community Church on Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. Her remains will be buried at Red Butte Cemetery in Aspen.In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to: National Hospice Foundation; 1731 King St.; Alexandra, VA 23314 or the Aspen Community Church; 200 E. Bleeker St.; Aspen, CO 81611.
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