April 5, 1922 ? August 25, 2019 Perhaps she was born with her competitive nature. After all, she won that initial race with her sister to be the first born of the twins. And perhaps her competitiveness was further honed by checkers games with her grandmother (Catherine Rogers, nee Lynch) and chess matches with her father (John E. Pearson). Is it any wonder that she eventually came to run her own business that produced games of skill, coordination, strategy, and chance? The Pearson twins began Twinson Company while in high school in Kansas City, Missouri, at Notre Dame de Sion (which presented Connie with the Outstanding Alumnus award in 2014). However, the business was put on hold when the twins attended Marymount College in Los Angeles. After graduation in 1942, Connie joined the accounting department at Douglas Aircraft. She quickly made her mark there when she developed an innovative process in the payroll department. She then completed aerodynamics courses at UCLA and Cal Tech and went to work as a mathematician for the Preliminary Design Department. Following the war, her skills contributed to Douglas’s guided missile program. After the war, the Pearson twins were set up on a blind date with the LeBaron brothers.