William (Bill) Alan Pearsall

The family of William (Bill) Alan Pearsall of Monte Vista, Colo., is saddened to announce his passing on Oct. 3, 2023, at the age of 64. Bill was born Dec. 1, 1958, in Monte Vista, Colo., and baptized in Rock Creek.

Bill graduated from Monte Vista High School and went on to study psychology at Adams State College. He was phenomenally well read, fond of the classics and had an encyclopedic knowledge of many topics and would argue with the best.

Bill was a trained machinist and worked in construction.

Music was a big part of his life. He grew up listening to his mother play piano and organ. He picked up keyboards and then later guitar and liked playing his stereo for friends, usually loud. He liked the Beatles and Star Trek. He was an avid fan of any Colorado sports team and a tried-and-true Bronco’s maniac. Bill and his mother often said, “If God isn't a Bronco fan, then why are sunrises and sunsets orange and blue?"

His best friend was his mother. One might say he spent years taking care of her, her house and yard; the reality is that they took care of each other until her passing in June of 2019. Bill was never the same and missed his mother deeply. That is likely why his battle with cancer was short. He was ready to be with his mother again. I can only imagine the conversations they are catching up on.

Bill was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alvah (Al) Leroy Pearsall and Cecilia Sophia Humpert; maternal grandparents, John Corydon Streeter and Blanche Evalyn Wartman; parents, William (Bill) Eugene Pearsall and Dorothy Lee Streeter; brothers-in-law, Kerry Lee Gilmore and Rick Batista; nephew, Brian Lee Hartzell and three grandnephews, Kathan Tyler Bridge, Jordan Shon Conrad Pearsall and Mason James Madone.

Bill will be lovingly remembered by his brother James (Sharon) Pearsall, Geneseo, Kan.; sisters, Fawn Batista, Florissant, Colo., Sandra (Jack) Maertens, Monte Vista, Colo.; nieces, Marci Heath, Geneseo, KS, Jodi Madone and Jamie Pearsall, Canon City, CO; nephews Kevin and Jared (De Anna) Hartzell, Florissant, Colo.; our matriarch and his aunt Marjie Taylor and her family, Monte Vista, Colo., and several grand and great-grandnieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Monte Vista Community Methodist Church on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. At a later time, Bill will join his father's ashes at Bishop Rock up Rock Creek, Monte Vista, Colo.