A second obituary for Pearl E. Roorda.
Pearl E. Roorda
Pearl E. Roorda, 76, of Harrisville, died Sunday, June 5, 2005 at home.
She was born on March 25, 1929 in Grand Rapids, Mich. to Maxwell and Frances (Hopp) Alexander. She was raised in Grand Rapids, Mich.
She married William Roorda on March 15, 1952. They were longtime residents of Canfield Ohio, visiting Harrisville in the summers, until they moved there in 1981.
Mrs. Roorda was a former member of the Harrisville Arts Council, the Republican Women's Club, and the Alcona Historical Society. She was also an avid bridge and scrabble player.
She is survived by her husband, William; one daughter, Alida Berryman of San Rafael, Calif., three sons; Randall of Lexington, Ky.; Terence of Geyserville, Calif., and Eric of Louisville, Ky.; seven grandchildren; one sister; Joyce O'Krent-Jones of Michigan; and one brother, Keith Carpenter of Muskegon, Mich.
Visitation is Thursday, June 9, from noon until 2 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Home in Harrisville. Funeral service and burial will be private.