If you have been a long-time visitor to our web site, you will know that Lee Pearson has been a frequent contributor of articles on hiking in the area around Wickenburg for a number of years. Lee has served in volunteer civic capacities supporting community initiatives such as the Wickenburg Trails Committee, Wickenburg Clean and Beautiful, and others. Although he originally hailed from Washington, he and Sharon made their home in Wickenburg and became steadfast supporters of the cultural and civic events of our community.
Lee passed away on February 22nd 2009 after a twenty-year battle with prostate cancer.
Lee Pearson, Dennis Orr, and Allen Brown examining the surface features
on a hike to the ATOS Mine in February 2008.
Lee and I connected with each other several years ago through the wickenburg-az.com web site and became regular partners on discovery hikes in the remote areas around Wickenburg. We discovered old mines together, established and documented a few new hiking trails and dodged more than a few rattlesnakes over the years. He was a true gentleman and a quick friend to everyone he met.
Lee, my good friend, I will miss your companionship, your great knowledge and your humor; but I will always remember you as one who focused on bright prospects for the future. The trails will be a lot lonelier without you.
Lee’s many friends share the sadness of his passing and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to Sharon, his three children and family.
Last 5 posts by Allan Hall
- Wickenburg Hospitality Comes in Many Forms - December 15th, 2010
- Calliandra Eriophylla is Native to the Wickenburg Area - December 9th, 2010
- Goodbye, Old Bridge - November 29th, 2010
- Abandoned Mines Part III: Preserving the "Whispering Ranch" Mine - March 25th, 2010
- Abandoned Mines Part II: Protective Closures - March 10th, 2010