LYNN PEARSON HEATH, 53, of Sundown, TX died on
July 18, 1981 in a Lubbock hospital after a long
illness, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at
She was born in Ranger, TX, on Aug. 18, 1927, the
daughter of Lee Roy & Vera Blair Pearson, longtime
Ranger residents. She attended Ranger High School
in the Class of 1943. She married Elton Deryl Heath
of Strawn, TX in 1951 at Ranger. She was a graduate
of Texas Christian University. Lynn moved to Sundown
in 1952 from Denver City and was a member of the
First Christian church in Sundown. She was also a
member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of WWII
Barracks No. 1871.
Survivors at the time of her death included her husband
of the home; her mother, Mrs. Vera Pearson of Ranger;
a brother, Lee Roy Pearson Jr. (RHS-1941) of Ranger;
a brother, Champ Pearson (RHS-1951); and three sisters,
Electra Pearson (RHS-1939) of Ranger, Mercedes Pearson
(RHS-1943) of Brownfield and Beth Pearson Cosper
(RHS-1949) of Odessa.
HUSBAND: ELTON DERYL "ED" HEATH, 87 of Sundown, TX,
was born in Jones County near Trent, TX, to the late
Joe and Stella Heath. He passed away on Feb. 3, 2012,
with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger.
He graduated from Strawn High School in 1942. Mr. Heath
served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to May 5, 1946 with
an honorable discharge serving our country during WWII
in Australia, Guam and Subic Bay. Mr. Heath married
Lynn Pearson on August 26, 1951 in Ranger, Texas; she
preceded him in death in 1981. Mr. Heath worked at Shell
Oil in Denver City, Texas before moving to Sundown where
he purchased a White's Auto franchise and operated from
1954 to 1985. Mr. Heath enjoyed restoring antique cars
and was a founding member of the Lubbock Mustang Club. He
also enjoyed hunting and collecting fire arms. They were
much more than hobbies to him and, he approached them as
any other thing in life with a love and zeal that few
others express. Mr. Heath is a lifetime member of the NRA
and VFW. He has many lifetime friends in the Sundown area
and was known for his kindness, generosity, honesty and
wit. His friends have said that he was the kind of man that
you become better for having known.
Mr. Heath is survived by his sister, Nadine Heath Woolf of
Port Allen, Louisiana, Francis Elliott his longtime friend
and companion, his three nephews: Jeff Woolf and wife Bonnie,
Richard Woolf and wife Linda and Joe Woolf and wife Lynn.
He also has three grand nieces, two grand nephews, two great-
grandnieces and one great-grandnephew.