With sadness and gratitude, we announce the peaceful passing of Pearl Viola Winslow on March 21, 2022, in Murray, Utah. Born August 25, 1923 in Carbarton, Idaho, she spent her 98 years of life as a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.
Pearl particularly loved bowling for 52 years, stopping only when her body said no more, so she took up Wii bowling until her passing. With a high game of 299 and 186 bowling average, she was known on the alleys as a serious and skilled competitor, receiving many awards locally and nationally.
Pearl’s love of sports started at Franklin High School (Boise, ID), she was the only female honored as a 4-year letterma’am, in volleyball and softball. In coaching young men and women, she shared that same energy and determination to do their best on the playing field. Known by hundreds of girls as “Sister Winslow” she was Camp Director at LDS Pinetop summer camp for over 10 years. In later years, Pearl was an avid Jazz fan, cheering them on in the last week of her life. Watching baseball at the ballpark was her delight. Pearl and her Utah family enjoyed many memorable trips to the ballfield to cheer on the Bees.
As a young girl paying a nickel to get in, she stayed at the theater watching each movie over and over. She passed this love on to her only granddaughter and they watched movies together for nearly 40 years.
Pearl loved making bread, fudge and popcorn balls. All were enjoyed by family members and friends alike. She had a milk chocolate addiction, sharing “her stash” with those she loved. Pearl was always ready for a picnic and went on countless trips to the mountains with her Oregon family where outdoors were aplenty and fishing salmon, catching crabs and coastal trips were events enjoyed by all.
Pearl was a career woman, unusual for her day, she excelled as a telegraph operator for Western Union during WWII and beyond (17 years) and an accomplished teletype operator for Daly and Co. (10 years).
Following the words of Nephi, “I will go and do the things which the Lord has commanded” Pearl and husband George served two LDS senior missions. She served in many LDS church positions but her favorite was visiting teaching, which she continued into her 98th year.
Pearl is survived by her two children Sharon Olson (Edward) and Brent Winslow (Denise). She loved, and was adored by grandchildren Eric Olson (Tami), Justin Olson, Ben Winslow (Dan Nelson) and Carly Winslow. She was very fond of her great grandchildren Megan Olson (Cullen Taulbee), Madalyn Olson, and Mallory Olson and enjoyed watching them grow up.
Pearl is preceded in death by her devoted husband George C Winslow, her parents Archie Gilman and Gladys Fitzgerald, along with step-father Patrick Fitzgerald. Pearl always had a dog at her side and was greeted upon entering heaven with barks and howls of welcome by her many beloved pets.
There will be a graveside service for Pearl at Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah on April 5, 2022, at 1:30 pm MST, where she will be buried next to her husband.