Pearl Cantrell


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Pearl Cantrell, a 105 bacon lover of Richland Springs, Texas, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Brownwood, Texas. She was born on March 15, 1908 to her father Jess Hudson and mother Abigail Knutson in San Saba County.Pearl had a very active life in which she lived everyday like it was her last. She lived to see a couple World Wards, a Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, devastating 1938 flood, severe droughts and 19 presidents. During her time here she had eight children in which she loved dearly. Being a lifelong resident of San Saba County people in the community took time to get to know her pretty well. She enjoyed listening to music and dancing with her beloved friends and family members. When she had some down time, she loved working with her hands either working in the yard to maintain her flowers or quilting and sewing together new pieces of art. Pearl spent most of her time in Lakeview where she celebrated her 105th birthday held at the Lakeview School House each year. Her claim to fame came last year when Oscar Meyer filmed an interview with her because she claimed the reason why she lived so long was because “She ate bacon every day.”{{more}}Pearl is survived by two sons: Billy Howard Allen and Emmett Marion Allen and wife Parry; three daughters: Aba Ruth Krugers, Faye-Eden Curry, and Anno Richards and husband James; twenty-three grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Jess Hudson and Abigail Hudson; two husbands: Clarence Patrick Allen and Henry Hilton Catnrell; and three children, Margie Nell Allen, Robert Wayne Allen and Lula Pearl Larse.

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