|Birth: ||May 11, 1930|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 2007|
(NOTE: The headstone and Social Security Death Index show Pearl was born May 11 while the obituary has May 9.)
Pearl Alice Gibson Comstock returned to her Heavenly Father on Jan. 9. She was born May 9, 1930 to Owen and Ellen Gibson, in Logan, Utah. Her family later made their home in Preston, Idaho. Pearl had great respect for her father, her mother taught her to love God, to follow His teachings and Christ's example to love all those around her. After graduating from Preston High School she attended the University of Idaho.
Through the 4-H program she met the love of her life, Jerry Comstock. They were married May 29, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jerry and Pearl made their home on the Comstock family farm south of Potlatch. They ran a small dairy and farmed a few hundred acres. Their marriage was a partnership in every sense of the word. They worked and played together. They were blessed with four children. Being a wife and mother was a sacred responsibility for Pearl and she spent her life devoted to her husband and family. Later, Jerry opened a wood shop, building furniture and cabinets. Pearl continued to support her husband.
In addition to being a homemaker, she could often be found in her shop dress, staining or sanding boards. In addition to her work with the Palouse Valley Ladies Club, Pearl devoted countless hours to several organizations as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served many years in the Relief Society, Young Women, and in the Primary. Working with the Primary, she taught children, spanning several generations, that they were children of a loving Heavenly Father that no matter what happened in their life they could always turn to Him.
Jerry and Pearl desired to serve a mission for the Church. That plan was put on hold as Pearl's father was in need of care. It was thought that Owen's days were numbered, but Pearl loved the strength back into him, and he not only lived for several years, he spent his time working in the barn, and even tearing down the machine shed. Jerry and Pearl were able to serve a mission as employment specialists in Moscow. Jerry passed away before they finished, but Pearl continued and was later asked to serve in the Family History Building in Salt Lake City for a year. Even though she was frightened about moving so far from home and of being alone, she had faith that this was what she was supposed to do at this time in her life. Not only did she love the work she did, she was able to attend many concerts and productions on Temple Square.
Pearl was a talented seamstress. She won many awards for her quilts. But the greatest reward for her was the look on the face of a child or grandchild when they opened a new quilt from her. She made baby blankets, funny quilts with tractors, Raggedy Ann, or other favorite characters, beautiful graduation afghans, and stunning wedding quilts. Pearl was an example of a daughter who honored her parents, a wife who loved and respected her spouse, a mother who nurtured her children and grandchildren, but most of all she was a daughter of her Heavenly Father. Her testimony of Him was felt by those around her in her every word and action. She followed Christ's example and loved all she came in contact with.
Pearl is survived by her two brothers, four in-laws, two sons, two daughters, 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The public is welcome to attend a viewing at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Potlatch Branch, at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, with a service at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow at Freeze Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Potlatch Ambulance Fund.ŚMoscow-Pullman Daily News, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007
Gerald M Comstock (1925 - 1994)
Plot: Northeast area of cemetery
Created by: PassingTime
Record added: Oct 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98189601
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