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Pearl Antoinette Tapanes dies at 55 

Pearl Perez Tapanes.

–Pearl Antoinette (Perez, Nuckle) Tapanes, 55, of Atascadero died on June 2, 2017, of breast cancer at Country Care Convalescent Hospital in Atascadero. For the past 23 years she made her home in several towns in North San Luis Obispo County, including Creston, Templeton and Atascadero.

Pearl was born October 14, 1961, in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, the eldest daughter of Noe and Elida Perez. She attended schools in Texas, California, Guatemala and El Salvador. She graduated from Reedley High School in Fresno County in 1980. She graduated from Missionary Training Center in 1981 in Long Beach.

Pearl married John P. Nuckle in 1982. They had two children, Cristina Marie and John Noe. She married Ray Tapanes in 1991. They had two daughters, Laura Mia and Danielle Marina. All four children graduated from Atascadero area schools.

Pearl worked as a monitor technician at Twin Cities Community Hospital (Templeton), Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center (San Luis Obispo), and Temecula Valley Hospital.

Pearl loved people, especially babies. She was a great listener, and people often poured out their hearts to her. She volunteered in local charities. Many friends said their lives were changed through her faith. She encouraged many to become missionaries. She was active in various churches throughout her life including Calvary Chapel (Hanford), Covenant Presbyterian Church (Paso Robles) and Atascadero First Assembly, and most recently Solid Rock Community Church (Templeton).

Pearl is survived by her husband, Ray Tapanes; four children, Christina (Kellie) Adams, John (Elisa) Nuckle, Laura (TJ) Mitchell and Danielle (Matt) Jespersen; grandson, Killian Adams; parents, Noe and Elida Perez; sisters, Belinda (Bruce) McDanel and Amanda Serna; her nieces and a nephew; extended family; and numerous friends and co-workers.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Atascadero First Assembly.



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