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 Grace “Judy” Peterson

Grace “Judy” Peterson

Death 13 Oct 2012 (aged 93)
Lane County, Oregon, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100127762 · View Source
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Grace "Judy" Peterson
June 16, 1919 - October 13, 2012

Judy Peterson died peacefully October 13, 2012 with her family at her side; son Dennis Peterson, daughter Judy t'Hooft Fleek, her daughter-in-law Cynthia Peterson, son-in-law Skip Fleek, granddaughter Marla Dearlove and grandson-in-law Dan Dearlove; were at her side. Also survived by grandchildren Laurel & Darren.

Judy moved to Oregon in 2004 to be with
her daughter. She lived in Glendora, CA from 1956-2004. She was the Director of Food Services for the El Monte Unified School District until retirement in 1986. Prior to this she had taught classes at Citrus College to high school drop outs with children.

She was a master gardener who designed & built brick walls, Japanese bridges, topiarys as well as a Japanese garden with Koi pond and stands of palm trees still in evidence in the Glendora garden.

She was an accomplished seamstress during the time mothers made all their children's clothing from designing, pattern making & sewing late into the night before the following days events.

She graduated with honors from Lincoln High School, Los Angeles, CA in 1937 as one of 6 Ephebians selected by the faculty and the school principal (Ethel Percy Andrus, 1st female principal in Los Angeles) for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, and leadership. She had the lead in the senior play and was the girls softball captain & pitcher. She married in 1938 to Bill Chudduck and in 1945 to Gerald Peterson to whom she was married until he died in 2000.

Jerry & Judy were a Navy family living & working in San Diego, Guam, Chicago & Hawaii.

Eugene, Oregon
November 4, 2012


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