Ariel Morgan Pearson

Jan. 27, 1995-May 9, 2022


Ariel Morgan Pearson returned to her Heavenly Father on May 9, 2022, at the young age of 27.

Ariel Morgan Pearson was born Jan. 27, 1995, at Indianapolis, to Angela Pearson Swazay and Scottie J. Pearson. As a child, Ariel played softball, studied dancing and was a dedicated swimmer in middle school and high school where she made a special friendship with her coach and English Lit teacher, John Walker.

After Ariel graduated from North Montgomery High School in 2013, she went on to study and complete dental assistant courses at Ivy Tech in Lafayette. After working a few years at Walker Dentistry, she decided to pursue the esthetics program at Tricoci University in Fishers. Ariel was set to successfully complete that program later this month. She looked forward to her career in this field. While attending courses fulltime she also worked at Greencycle in Danville, Indiana.

Ariel’s caring spirit and generous heart could be felt by anyone she came in contact with. She had a special gift of not only seeing the good in people but bringing out the best in them as well. Ariel was an avid lover of the outdoors and spent much of her time visiting oceans, lakes and creeks enjoying the serene beauty they encompassed. Observing Ariel in nature was something to behold as she had a way of drawing out butterflies and other animals to her. Her love for the outdoors and traveling brought out the happy free spirit that defined her. Ariel also had a love of music which was an expression of her emotions and her individuality. Her love for traveling, outdoors and music were only surpassed by the love she had for her family.

The relationship she had with her mother was like no other. They shared an unbreakable bond. She had a loving bond with her father. They always enjoyed their annual Cubs games in Chicago and time spent together. Ariel was close and loving with her aunt and uncles, enjoying many special events together. Ariel was the best granddaughter and had a way of making everyone feel so loved.

Ariel was a wonderful sister and always made sure she spent quality time with her sisters, Layton and Courtney. She adored her nieces, Karson and Elena. She was also a special aunt to the children of her closest friends, whom she loved so much. A loving mother to her fur child, Findlay.

Ariel was selfless and put others first, she was fun loving, outgoing, driven, ambitious and vivacious. She was an example to so many and a shining light to all who knew her. When you think of Ariel, celebrate the memories you have of her. We will all miss her beautiful unmatched laughter and love. Ariel was full of sunshine.

Ariel is survived by her mother, Angela Pearson Swazay and bonus dad Hank Swazay; her father, Scottie J. Pearson, and his significant other Julie Hall; sisters, Layton Pearson and Courtney Swazay; nieces, Karson Swazay and Elena Acres; and grandparents, James Wesley and Cheryl Lynn Baker, Garry and Connie Pearson and Beth and Merlin Cox. She is also survived by aunts and uncles, Mindy and Jason Choate of Comins, Michigan, Jason Willoughby of Ladoga, Garry and Lori Pearson of Darlington, Chass Pearson and Gary Comonyak of Frankfort and Jason Swazay of Indianapolis.

Ariel loved her very special cousins, great aunts and great uncles and some of the best friends one could have. Through her short life, Kennedy Knecht Barton, Kirby Dopkowsi and Kayleigh Snyder were some of her closest friends.

Ariel was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Daniel Willoughby.

The family requests that you honor Ariel’s memory by doing something kind for others. Spend time walking among the wildflowers, plant a tree or flowers, watch a sunset, and take in the beauty that surrounds you and lives within you. You matter.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church, with Dr. John Van Nuys officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Saturday in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County. 

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