Thief River Falls - Doris Peterson, 92. Thief River Falls, died on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Hillcrest Senior Living in Red Lake Falls.
Interment will be held at St. Hilaire Community Cemetery, with her husband, Melford.
Doris Thelma Sevre was born on June 7, 1920 in Sanders Township, Pennington County, the daughter of Albert and Tilda (Viken) Sevre.
She attended school in the Rux School in Sanders Township and grew to adulthood there.
Doris was united in marriage to Melford Peterson and to this union three children were born, Larry, Gary and Sharon. They made their home in St. Hilaire and farmed near Hazel. After Melford’s untimely death, Doris was left to raise her children by herself.
In her earlier years, Doris worked at the Palm Garden Café in Thief River Falls and later was head cook at Oakland Park Nursing Home for 32 years.
Doris enjoyed cooking, playing bingo, going to the casino, and traveling with her daughter, Sharon and her great-grandson, Dylan. They enjoyed many visits to Montana and Wyoming. Doris also taught her grandsons, Todd and Troy how to cook. Doris lived as neighbor to Sharon and Bud and they enjoyed many good times together, and in her later years became Doris’s caretakers. After Sharon’s death in 2010, Bud and Troy continued to be her primary caretakers.
Doris has lived for the past two years at Valley Home in Thief River Falls where enjoyed many friends and visitors.
She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in St. Hilaire and the Eagle’s Auxiliary in Thief River Falls.
Survivors include her sons, Larry (Ruth) Peterson, St. Hilaire, and Gary (Darlene) Peterson, Rochester; son-in-law, Bud Cameron, Thief River Falls; grandchildren, Todd Cameron, Thief River Falls, Troy Cameron, Fisher, MN, Tawnya (Brent) Stroot, Thief River Falls; grandchildren: Terry Peterson, Grand Forks, N.D., Darren Peterson, Fla., Lynn Robbins, Washington and Jennifer Sund, Rochester, great-grandchildren, Makenna Sund, Rochester, Savannah Sund, Rochester, Jacob Peterson, Hastings, Taylor Robbins, Wahington, Dylan Cameron, Thief River Falls, Tiffany Stroot, Gillette, Wyo., Jessica Stroot, Thief River Falls, Austin Stroot, Thief River Falls, Alex Cameron, Climax, and Daphne Cameron, Thief River Falls; sister, Alice Hammer, Billings, Mont.; and many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Melford; daughter, Sharon in 2010; parents; and siblings, Gene, George, Sam, Myrtle and Harry.
Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.