Betty Lou Peterson, 66, of Walla Walla, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died March 11, 2002, at the Life Care Center in Kennewick, Wash.
Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery in College Place, Wash. Pastor Boyd Olson will officiate.
Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home at Walla Walla.
Betty was born on March 10, 1936, at Greer, S.C., to James E. and Alice M. Middleton Styles. She attended schools in South Carolina.
She moved to Baker City in 1965 from South Carolina and lived here until 1972. She then moved to Yakima, Wash. In 1996, she moved to Walla Walla.
She married Ronald L. Peterson at Weiser, Idaho, in February 1965. He died in June 1976.
Betty loved doing handcrafts, especially crocheting and ceramics. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed gardening. She also enjoyed cooking and home canning. She had a fondness for animals and always had a special place in her heart for cats and dogs. She was a people person and had many friends. She was a former member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Yakima.
Survivors include her daughters, Alice M. Coverdell of Selah, Wash., and Bonnie M. Coverdell and her husband, Gayle Coverdell, of Dayton, Wash.; a son, William A. Peterson of La Grande; a sister-in-law, Jean Peterson of College Place, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or a charity of ones choice through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, WA.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 15, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor