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Doris Peterson

May 25, 1916 — May 17, 2013


Doris May Peterson, 96, of Curtis, Nebraska died May 17, 2013 at Senior Choices in Curtis.

She was born on May 25, 1916 in Frontier County, Nebraska daughter of Joseph Edward and Alice Ward Burton. Doris grew up in Frontier County and graduated the 8th grade from North Star country school. She married Clarence Godfred Peterson on March 2, 1935 in Oberlin, Kansas. To this union five children were born; Harold, Ronald, Gary, Terry and Beverly.

Most of her life she lived south of Curtis on the Farm her parents bought after they moved here from England. Clarence and Doris farmed, milked cows, and raised a big garden. Doris was most at home in her garden that was filled with vegetables, fruit trees and lots of flowers. There was always something good to eat at her house. She loved to share her wonderful food with family and friends and visit with you also. Her most happy times were when her house was full and her family was enjoying their feast she had prepared.
In later years she made many quilts and shared them with her family. While her family was growing she was as Sunday school teacher for the preschool age and active as a 4-H leader. She belonged to the Triple L Extension Club for many years and has been a longtime member of the United Methodist Church. After her family was nearly grown she worked as a cook at UNSTA.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence, Parents, sons Ronald and Gary, daughter-in-law Donna, son-in-law Terry Storm, three sisters, one half-sister, one half-brother, four sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law.
She is survived by her children Harold (Penny) Peterson of Curtis; Terry (Chris) Peterson of McCook; Beverly Storm of Curtis. Grandchildren Rhonda, Rick and Randy of Idaho, Dennis, Barb and Darla of Texas, Troy and Michelle of North Dakota, Tim of Omaha, Kellie of North Platte and Eric of North Platte. 22 great-grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, six step grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Curtis, Nebraska; Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, 402 Center, Curtis, NE; Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:30 am with Rev. Bonnie Forney officiating.

Interment will follow in the Curtis Cemetery, Curtis, Nebraska.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Senior Living Choices, United Methodist Church, or Frontier County Ambulance.


Wednesday May 22, 2013, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel
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Funeral Service

Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church - Curtis
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Thursday May 23, 2013 at Curtis Cemetery
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