Charlotte K. Peterson, 89, of Mead, WA passed away peacefully July 6, 2019, with her two daughters at her side holding her hands, after suffering a massive stroke. Charlotte was born in Salt Lake City Utah, October 13, 1929 and was married to John O. Peterson on August 10, 1949. Together they raised 4 children and enjoyed 65 years of marriage. Charlotte graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City. She was a loan officer until her retirement at age 61. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, San Luis Obispo, CA and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Spokane, WA where she enjoyed bible study and volunteering. Charlotte also volunteered at the Fountain Valley Community Hospital, CA, and was the Parliamentarian and Chaplain for Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority. Charlotte enjoyed crafts, bridge, gardening and canning. She collected spoons from her vacations and from friends and family. More than anything, Charlotte cherished her children and grandchildren and loved celebrating the holidays and special occasions with them, attending their sporting events, school events, recitals, graduations, and weddings. She was always there with her camera memorializing every occasion.
She is survived by her children, Brad Peterson (Lorraine), Shanna Larsen, and Laura Reed (David), 7 grandchildren, Caitlin and Breanna Larsen, Logan and Shelby Peterson, Erika Peterson, Melissa Reed Olson (Brock) and Jessica Reed, 2 great grandchildren, Jaylie and Malakai Bradley, her siblings Royetta Dowland, Kathleen Benton (Wayne), and Doug Konold (Peggy), and her cat Tiger (Ty). Charlotte is preceded in death by her husband John, son Vance Peterson, sister Ruth Lind, and brothers Robert and Dave Konold.
Funeral services will take place on Tuesday July 16, 2019, at 10:00am, Los Oso Valley Memorial Park, Los Osos, California. A Memorial Service will also be held in Spokane, Washington, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, on August 11, 2019 at 2:00pm.