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Beulah May (Parks) Gain

Beulah May (Parks) Gain, 93, of Park Rapids, died Wednesday, March 3, 2009, at the Heritage Living Center.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Park Rapids with the Rev. Ken Mayberry officiating. A visitation will be held from noon until the time of service Monday at the church.

Jones-Pearson Funeral Home of Park Rapids assisted the family with arrangements.

The pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Douglas Wilde, Timothy Wilde, Dale Wilde, Darin Pierson, Shane Pierson, Jason Pierson, Debbie Lokken, Melody Wilde, Tiami Pierson, Samantha Pierson, Marvin Armbruster and Michael Armbruster.

She was born March 8, 1915, to Dennis and Emma (George) Parks in Osage Township, Becker County, Minn. She attended the Green Pine Country School north of Osage and Park Rapids High School. She married Vernon D. Pierson in 1933. They had five children. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. In 1965, she married Joe Gain. She liked baseball and enjoyed taking walks and nature. She was a seamstress and also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting, writing and poetry.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Gain of Park Rapids; daughter, Marliyn Jeanne (Ted) Wilde of Laporte; sons, Keith (Kathy) Pierson of Hibbing, Minn., and Kenneth (Linda) Pierson of Kelly Lake, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Ronald "Bud" (Gilda) Parks of Grand Rapids, Minn.; sister, Donna Lockwood of Des Moines, Iowa, and a brother-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Sharon, who died in infancy in 1934, and Shirley Armbruster in 2007; brother, Ivan Parks; and sisters, Evelyn McComas, Inez Condit, Phylis Warren and Floy Hagen.