1914 4th Street. Marysville, WA 98270

Paul R. Pearson July 15, 2024

Paul R. Pearson


Paul Pearson passed away on February 16, 2024, at University of Washington Medical Center Hospital, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was born in Everett, Washington, on January 31, 1944, and grew up in Marysville. He attended Getchell School when it was a two-room schoolhouse and went on to graduate from Marysville High school in 1962. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 40 years, retiring in 2005.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Walfred Pearson, his brother, Larry, and his daughter, Crystal.

Paul is survived by his wife of 50 years, Molly, his children, Christopher, Timothy (Caitland), and Samuel, as well as grandchildren David and Delaney. He is also survived by four children from a previous marriage, Heidi, Eric, Gretchen, and Thea, and many friends. Paul loved boats and Puget Sound. His dream boat, the Handy, a Munson High Speed Landing Craft, was a personal Hat Island Taxi, taking people, supplies, and equipment from Everett to Hat Island hundreds of times over the years. He was happiest outdoors and on the water. He loved the family’s island cabin, boating, fishing, long drives, camping, watching soccer, and most of all, being with friends and family. He was active in the Boy Scouts with his son Samuel.

Paul worked for the railroad for 40 years, a job where he got to be outside as well.

Paul was a selfless person, always there for family and friends.  He was checking in with his family, showing up for his friends, always doing things for other people even if it took his time and money. You knew you could call him to help or loan you a tool and he wouldn’t hesitate. He was generous with his time and energy.

 A celebration of Life for Paul will be Saturday, July 13th, 2024 at 1:00 PM at American Legion Park in Everett. It will be a potluck picnic with a brief ceremony and lots of time to tell stories and visit.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Noah Center https://www.thenoahcenter.org/donate-2/

The NOAH Center 31300 Brandstrom Road
Stanwood, WA 98292


  1. Phyllis Wilbourne says

    So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My deepest condolences to Molly and family. I know Paul will be sorely missed by his Hat Island family.

  2. Kim Gleason says

    Condolences from Hat Island Community Association. Our thoughts are with you all.

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