Preston’s Pearl peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 9:00 p.m., with a family member at her side. She was 104 years old.
Pearl was born in North Bend Hospital on September 18, 1917, the daughter of Swedish immigrants Olaf and Hulda Larson Carlson, who moved from Varmland, Sweden to Preston on the invitation of Hulda’s first cousin and Preston founder August Lovegren.
In 1928, Pearl’s family moved to Seattle, where her father Olaf and his brother, Nils, owned and operated the store and butcher shop on the corner of Summit and Mercer. The Depression ended that business and Pearl’s parents moved back to Preston. Pearl stayed in Seattle, graduating from Broadway High School in 1935. She then moved into a Capitol Hill Boarding house and joined the work force. That is where and when Pearl met and married Marshall Moore in 1941.
After World War II, Pearl and Marshall lived out their long lives in Preston. Their passions were church, gardening, fishing, photography, golf, friends, family and traveling to visit relatives. Pearl, will be remembered most for her great memory to recall Preston’s history and willingness to share what she knew with the families from Preston. She was delighted by those visits.
Pearl would say her secret to a long life was to keep moving, work out of doors and wear a body alarm, which came to her rescue several times. Pearl is survived by son, Duncan Moore (Marilyn), daughter, Joan Moore; two grandsons, Joel and Peter Moore; and two great grandchildren Delaney and Thien-An Moore.
The Preston Cemetery graveside service will be on April 22nd at 1 p.m. followed by the 2:30 p.m. Memorial to Celebrate Pearl’s life at the Raging River Community Church. Additional parking will be available at the Mill Site. Please make any remembrances to the Raging River Community Church “Flower Fund”, P.O. Box 948, Preston WA. 98050.
Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories at www.flintofts.com. Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 425-392-6444.