August 22, 1931 – April 27, 2022
Pearl Landers Farris was born on August 22, 1931 in Watsonville, California to Jorge and Carmen Rodriguez. She was number ten of thirteen children. She passed away April 27, 2022 at 90 years old. Pearl is survived by two daughters, Janis Cullins (husband John) and Susie Collins, eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and five great great grandchildren, her brother Henry Rodriguez (wife Kiyoko) and Bert Rodriguez. Pearl was predeceased by two sons, Ralph (Rusty) Landers and Daniel Landers, her husband Ralph Landers and second husband John Farris. Pearl worked for JC Penny’s as a sales clerk for about 20 years and then went on to become a certified bi-lingual teacher’s assistant for Fresno Unified School District for more than 20 years. She was still employed by Fresno Unified when she turned 80 years old and suffered an injury to her leg which forced her to retire. Pearl was a huge “Niner” fan and just days before her death she still loved watching football. Even rerun games were still football to her and music to her ears. With her second husband, John Farris she really enjoyed going dancing. Most weekends they could be seen dancing swing style. Pearl loved holidays- usually trying to hear the game over the chaos of the great grandkids. She spent countless hours watching sporting events that her kids and great grandkids participated in. Pearl considered herself to possess proper grammar in both English and Spanish, and never hesitated to correct any of the kids when they used improper grammar. She said she learned it from her father. Mom had some special recipes that the granddaughters have inherited especially the stuffing recipe. Mom lived a long life and enjoyed good health for most of it. But she became tired and deserved to rest. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She will be especially missed by her “Special Friend” Nancy, who has been by her side and gave her such loving care. The family is so very grateful to Nancy.See more See Less
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