Evans Funeral Home

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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911

Catherine & LaVerne Peterson

Catherine (Mary) Peterson, 87, went to her Lord and Savior on July 12, 2018. She was born in Bismarck, North Dakota on December 18, 1930. She joins her beloved husband Pete (LaVerne), of 70 years, who passed on June 22, 2018. Catherine met and fell in love with Pete when she was 8 years old and Pete 10. Catherine was an avid quilter, hand stitching each one with love and giving them to family and friends. She was artistic, creating beautiful cards and pictures from flowers that she grew and dried.  She loved her vegetable garden, long walks and being outdoors in the sunshine. Catherine hosted numerous family functions and was by far the best cook, creating recipes and improving on those she liked. She worked in the aerospace industry, and later at jobs that brought her pleasure that were related to crafting. After retirement, Catherine joined the Newport Orchid Society in California. She raised orchids and displayed them at shows throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties, winning many awards.

LaVerne “Pete” Peterson, born January 12, 1928 and went to his Father in Heaven on June 22, 2018. Pete served his country in the Navy from June 1945 to August 1946. He served an additional 12 years in the reserves. He was a member of the American Legion, participating in Honor Guard, fund raising, parades and many other services. He was able to go on the WWII Honor Flight #3 to Washington DC and subsequently presented a program to local schools and community groups. Pete was a volunteer driver for Meals-On-Wheels and transporting people to appointments. Pete’s career was in construction in North Dakota and California. He was responsible for building hundreds of homes, including some that his family lived in. Pete was a story teller. He didn’t know any strangers, just friends that he hadn’t met.

Catherine and Pete raised five children, Linda Vaughan, Audrey (Ruben) Lugo, Janet (Fred) Carrillo, David (Anna) Peterson, Chris (Ruth) Peterson. Catherine is   survived by her brother, James Neil and Pete by his brother Cy (Ora) Peterson; grandchildren, Carmen Mendoza, Jennifer Carrillo, Dennis Vaughan, Gabriel Peterson, Derrick Medel, Jeffrey Medel, and Marissa Peterson. Catherine is pre-deceased by her mother, Dorothy (Pfeiffer) Neil, brothers Richard (Donna) Pfeiffer, William Pfeiffer, sister Helen Burnett. Pete is pre-deceased by his parents, Lawrence and Elsie Peterson, brothers Lloyd (Joyce), Don and grandson Bryan Vaughan.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Church.

Funeral Service will be Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:00PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND.

Burial will be in Carrington Cemetery.

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  1. I had the privilege knowing Catherine from dialysis in Jamestown, What a beautiful person she was. I loved her smile. I was also able to get to know Pete when he would bring Catherine a donut and bow from the staff to enjoy. They were sure a lovely couple and will be greatly missed.

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