Pearl Golden Haskew, 87, of Mobile died Oct. 7, 2007.
She was born Aug. 8, 1920.
The Pearl Haskew Elementary School completed in 2005 is named for her and salutes her long career in education. A lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Theodore, she began teaching at the age of 17 in 1937. After 37 and a half years of service to the Mobile County Public School System, she retired in 1976 from her position as coordinator for all district elementary schools. At the time of her retirement, all 52 elementary schools were accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education and many were accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
She served as state president of Alpha Delta Kappa, honorary teachers' sorority from 1960-62. Even in retirement, she continued to support education endeavors in the community and state. In 2005 she was inducted into the Golden Key Society at the University of West Alabama formerly Livingston University. She remained an active member of the local chapter of Mobile Retired Teachers Association and served on a committee to document the history of Theodore High School. In addition, she maintained many memberships.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Hoffman Haskew, a native of Clarke County. She is survived by one son, Daryl (Brenda) Haskew of Fairhope; two grandchildren, Scott (Portia) Haskew of Helena, AL and Dana (John) Thompson of Mobile; four great-grandchildren and other relatives, including sisters-in-law Sue Haskew Coleman and Onie Haskew Patterson of Grove Hill.
Services were held at Mobile Memorial Gardens on Three Notch Road in Mobile on Oct. 10, 2007.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the Hoffman Haskew Athletic Fund at Haskew Elementary School.