Pearson Penelope Daniels Pearson passed away peacefully at her home in Bellville on Nov. 25, 2006. Penny was born on March 22, 1937 in Edinburgh, Texas to Robertson Balfour and Lola Burran Daniels. During her fatherıs World War II service, she resided at Fort Totten in Little Neck, N.Y. Penny grew up in Houston, where she was among the earliest students to attend St. Johnıs School. For high school, she was a boarding student at Miss Porterıs School in Farmington, Connecticut. Penny attended Wellsley College, and completed her degree work at the University of Texas. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth ³Wendy² Trachte-Huber and Rebecca Pearson; her brother David Daniels; son-in-law Stephen K. Huber; and by her four grandchildren: Jennifer Trachte, Robert Huber, Matthew Anderson, and Megan Anderson. She was preceded in death by her companion Robert L. Booth. The family expresses its deepest appreciation to her caregivers, above all Loretta Harris. Equestrian activities were an important part of Pennyıs life since childhood. She won numerous ribbons and competitions, including Texas Hunter & Jumper Association Green Confirmation Hunter Champion in 1965. For some years she lived in Middleburg, Va. where she was an editor and reporter for The Chronicle of the Horse. At one point, she and her children lived in the carriage house of the Chief Justice John Marshall estate in Delaplane, Va. Penny returned to Houston to care for her elderly parents, after which she resumed her education, receiving the Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Texas. Penny then served as a social worker at the Harris County Psychiatric Center and at United Healthcare, before retiring to her farm in Bellville. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 at St. Maryıs Episcopal Church, 24 North Masonic Street in Bellville. Memorial donations may be made to St. Maryıs Episcopal Church in Bellville.
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