Pearl L. Strecker, 87, of Livingston, TX, and formally of Oregon, passed away in Lufkin, TX, Sunday, August 11, 2013.
Mrs. Strecker was born in Madison, NE, on Sept. 20, 1925 to George Frank and Neda May Leedy Johnson. Pearl’s family moved to Falls City when she was six months old. In 1943, she graduated from Falls City High School. Then on Aug. 4, 1945, Pearl Married Melvin Strecker in Belton, TX.
In 1959, Pearl and Melvin moved to California where she worked for Sears for seven years. Pearl also worked for the Lighthouse for the Blind in San Bernadino, CA, for seven years and was also a counselor for Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery. While working for Lighthouse for the Blind, Pearl created for benefits to raise money to build two kitchens that were used to train blind people to work in their own kitchens. On Nov. 17, 1973, Pearl’s husband passed away. She moved to Texas in 1978, and worked as an apartment manager. In 1988 she moved to Topeka, KS, and then came to Ocean Park, WA, in July 1995. Finally on Aug.31, 2002, Pearl moved to Astoria, OR. Due to failing health, she moved to Livingston in 2013 to be with her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Neda Johnson; husband, Melvin Strecker; son, Johnny Strecker; one grandson; one great grandson; and one niece. Pearl is survived by daughter, Sherrie Lynn Wagner of Livingston; two granddaughters; one grandson; brother, Robert Johnson of Universal City, TX; and 10 great grandchildren.
Graveside service and Interment will be held Aug. 13 at Holhausan-Darby
Memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Johnson M.D. at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio, Texas for third year female medical students..
Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.