PETERSON, MarilynPosted: December 18th, 2018
Marilyn Jean Peterson, beloved wife of Rodney Clifford Peterson, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the age of 64 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband and five sons, Michael (Kennedy), Ryan (Alisha), Darren (Chris), Brent (Kati), and Jason (Bryanna), as well as 10 grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents Jack and Ione Winkler and a grandson, Bronson. Marilyn was born in Taber, Alberta on June 15, 1954. She married her husband, Rod, in 1978 and they spent 40 wonderful years together. Marilyn’s life revolved around her family, from hosting weekly family dinners, taking her family on vacations, and cheering at nearly every event her children and grandchildren participated in. She rarely missed an opportunity to support her children and grandchildren. All her family members will tenderly cherish her memory. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marilyn served her church and community in many capacities. Her ability to plan and prepare events and meals for hundreds of people was matchless. She also shared her strong testimony and love for her Savior, Jesus Christ, through her countless hours of service to others. She was always busy and always generous. Other pastimes of Marilyn included quilting, shopping, cooking, and chocolate making. She loved chatting with friends and sharing stories and had a talent for remembering details. Her family would like to thank the healthcare providers at the Chinook Regional Hospital and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their care and compassion during her treatments. She would also like to thank her many friends and family who have supported her in her recent health struggles. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE EAST STAKE CENTRE, 4105 Forestry Ave S, Lethbridge. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery. Friends are welcome to meet the family at SALMON & SONS FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, or prior to the Friday service at the Forestry Avenue Chapel from 1:00 – 1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19 Street S Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
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