LaRita Peterson

LaRita PetersonLaRita K. Peterson, 68, of Lewistown died at 11:35 p.m. Feb. 21, 2011, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

She was born Oct. 10, 1942, in Sabula, Iowa, a daughter of Clearance W. and Viola L. Smithson Russell. She married R.L. “Pete” Peterson on Feb. 16, 1962, in Boring, Ore. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Cindy of Macomb and Sandi of Lewistown; one brother, Darrell Russell of Astoria, Ore.; one sister, Sally Riffle of Spokane, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother and two daughters.

She graduated from Sandy Union High School in Sandy, Ore.

She was a member of Nazarene Church of Cuba and an auxiliary member of Gideon’s International.

She was a Sunday school teacher, youth director, family camp counselor and prayer warrior.

Cremation will be accorded. Services will be held Friday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Reverend Don Southerd officiating. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to her church or Gideon’s International.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/2/2011

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