Georgia Peterson

Feb. 23, 1918 -- Nov. 6, 2009

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KENNEWICK -- Former Dayton resident Georgia Mae "George" Peterson, 91, died at her daughter's home in Kennewick.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Dayton city cemetery. The Rev. Ed Daly will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Mrs. Peterson was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Wichita, Kansas, to Leonard S. and Margaret Johnston Glenn. She attended schools in Lincoln, Neb.

On Feb. 26, 1934, she and Clyde Peterson married in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Prior to moving to her daughter's home in April 2009, she had lived in Dayton since 1962. She had worked at the Dayton Bakery and Elk Drug Store in the cosmetics department and making smoothies at the fountain until retiring in 1992.

She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and boating. She often traveled to Lake Pend Oreille in Northern Idaho for blueback fishing and other outdoor adventures. She also enjoyed crochet, especially making crocheted angels. She once sent a crocheted angel to former President Bush, receiving a letter of appreciation from him. She often gave crocheted angels out while traveling. She enjoyed participation in a CB radio club; her nickname was "Little Skinner." Mr. Peterson died in 1993.

She was a member of the Eastern Star, having served as Worthy Matron for a year.

She is survived by her daughter, Pat Knick of Kennewick; two granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Peterson; two brothers; four sisters; and a granddaughter.

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