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07/01/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Kay Pearce

Karen Kay Pearce
(d. 22 June 2020)

Newport News High School Class of 1960

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   The sad news continues today.
Kay Pearce, Class of 1960, passed away at Harmony on the Peninsula in Yorktown on Monday, June 22, 2020, at the age of 77. She was the sister of the late Raymond Pearce.

From the Daily Press - 07/01/20:

                  Karen Kay Pearce



YORKTOWN - Karen Kay Pearce, 77, died June 22, 2020, at Harmony on the Peninsula in Yorktown, VA, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Kay grew up in Newport News and graduated from Newport News High School in 1960.

She went on to receive both her Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees from Madison College (now JMU).

Kay moved to Fredericksburg, VA in 1970 to become a member of the first faculty of Germanna Community College. She served as an Assistant Professor of Secretarial Sciences and Computer Literacy until her retirement.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lydia Pearce, and her brother, Raymond Pearce, Jr.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Andra B. Pearce of Hampton; three nieces, Barbara Taft (Ray) of VA, Kathy Koman (Jan) of TX, and Jennifer Paxton (David) of UT; and many cousins, great-nieces, and nephews.


Kay Pearce



A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 3, at 3:00 p.m., at Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. Dr. Marc Mason of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in Kay's name to the Alzheimer's Association (, 225 Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

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Published in the Daily Press on July 1, 2020.
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July 01, 2020

July 01, 2020
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ Unsigned

July 03, 2020


July 03, 2020



July 03, 2020  
   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Kay's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


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   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Words by George Matheson (27 Mar 1842 - 28 Aug 1906). 1882

Music by Albert Lister Peace (26 Jan 1844 - 14 Mar 1912), 1884

O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

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