Doran Emile Pearson passed away quietly in his sleep on December 2, 2019. He was 78 years old. Doran was born in Rupert, Idaho on November 4, 1941. He graduated from New Plymouth High School and worked in Boise and for the Railroad in California as a machinist.
Due to many factors in his life he spent the last 17 years in the Boise Samaritan Home where he had many friends and had exceptional care and kindness. Life did not always deal Doran a winning hand but he still made the best of the worst situations, always smiling and laughing and a friend to all.
Life memories we shared:
As a child walking the streets of Rupert to shop for groceries for Mother, Grandpa Orville would see him on the street and ask what he was doing and he would reply “I’m goin to da tore!”.
Doran up each morning and in the evening to milk by hand 8 cows and feed all the animals with little complaint.
The lead in his senior class play which I witnessed and couldn’t believe this was the same guy I lived with.
His Harley-Davidson he rode long before anyone else. His love for nice cars.
Watching him in the field driving tractor while Mother and Dad wire-tied the bales on the old baler. Riding his bike for 20 miles every day from Payette to New Plymouth just to earn some money.
Finding him walking the streets of Boise and telling me how good things where before I brought him home.
Doran was the oldest of 10 children, 7 brothers and 3 sisters and being the oldest he carried the burden of the first child, work hard and take care of your brothers and sisters.
Doran is survived by his 3 children and their children Laurie Lee, David and Karen, his 8 remaining siblings Joy, who was always there for him and took care of him for the last 20 years of this life and gave him a sense of purpose, Laura Gayleen, Dautis, Penny, Gary, Daryle, Lane, Guy and LaVelle Pearson who passed away in 1984.
May he finally find peace and a place in the sun.