Pearl Marie Standish, a 59 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 in Manhattan Beach. She was born in Pierpont, South Dakota to Gudrun and Knute Oveross and graduated from Pierpont High School. Following school she moved to Washington and then Oregon where she married, finally settling in Manhattan Beach in 1952 where they raised 3 daughters. Pearl was 86 when she died. Pearl loved company and was known to welcome everyone into her home. It was not uncommon to see cars come and go and motor homes parked in the driveway for periods of time - friends, neighbors and relatives were always welcome. She enjoyed BBQ's every weekend, year round, and looked forward to the holidays knowing she would have a full house. She devoted her life to caring for her handicapped daughter Joyce who at age 61 passed away in July. She was a 30-yr member of the Manhattan Heights Sr. Adults Exercise Class and made numerous friends there. She walked her neighborhood and talked to everyone along the way. Her earlier hobbies included knitting afghans, baby blankets, sweaters and beautiful bedspreads for everyone, as well as gardening at which she had an incredible green thumb. She was an avid reader until her failing eyesight curbed that hobby. She was passionate for football and basketball and her game shows at night at which we would all yell out our answers. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Norway, her family's homeland. Add'l trips included Victoria, BC; a Mediterranean cruise; the Mexican Riviera; and several houseboat trips where she swam, played cards, relaxed and listened to her favorite oldies but goodies on the boom box. Pearl is survived by her daughter, Shirley Treuden of Gardena, CA; daughter, Cheryl Stidham (Jerry) of El Dorado Hills, CA; 2 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister and brother, Helen Overos and Ed Overos; and many nieces and nephews. Her siblings, Grace Overos, Nathal Overos and Leonard Overos; daughter, Joyce; son-in-law, Roger Treuden; and husband, Fred "Bus" Standish of 46 years, preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at 1pm with a celebration of life reception to follow.

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  1. My sweet Pearlie Mae…. Boy, do we miss you! This is our first Sunday without you. Sitting around the patio table playing tile rummy, mexican train or cribbage…having a BBQ and just hanging out. It is so hard to imagine a world without you in it. Until we meet again…. HAPPY TRAILS! Our hearts surround your memories… We love and miss you Jolaine, your sister Helen, Dotty & Sam!!!!!

  2. You were such a great neighbor to our family for all our years on Fifth Street. All the wonderful family parties and celebrations we enjoy in your company. You were always there for our mother and became her closest friend. I have great memories of you and my mother doing fun craft projects together. The afghan you crochet for me will always remind me of a warm hug from you. You were special to our family and how lucky we were to have known you. You will be remembered but missed by our family!!!

  3. Pearl I miss watching for you to walk in the door at our exercise class. You were an inspiration for us and we miss you.

  4. Pearl will be missed all over the neighborhood where she walked so often. She was an inspiration to those of us trying to keep fit. My sympathy to Cheryl and Shirley who took such wonderful care of their Mother the past few months.

  5. I just wanted to tell you Cheryl and family how sorry I was to hear about your Mother’s passing. My thoughts are with you. If you have time while you are in town let me know and maybe we can get together and raise a glass to your Mother she sounds like she was a great lady!

  6. From the day I married into the Oveross Family in 1967, I never felt so welcomed and blessed to have so many sweet & loving new relatives…and Aunt Pearl was the most dedicated & giving angel to her family.. We all learned all about the traditions of the Norwegian culture through our weekend visits to Aunt Pearl’s lively home visiting on the patio in Manhattan Beach. I remember my first experience tasting Potato Lefsa and other regional holiday delicacies…then continuing to honor those traditional dishes in our own homes to this day many years later … There was never an event in our lives that Aunt Pearl and sisters were not there to help celebrate with us. And, as our families grew from Daughters weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and even funerals…we were a real family and I’ll miss Aunt Pearl’s down-to-earth attitude towards life… and especially all those Big welcoming hugs we always received when around her…. May you rest in Peace & Joy til we meet again, Carol “Cookie” Oveross, Cottonwood, Az. and daughter’s Kristi Ann Oveross-Daugherty and Family, Stockholm, Sweden; Lara Marie Oveross-Clements and Family, Pasadena, CA. 1/24/2011

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