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Obituary – Zelda Arlene Peterson

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Zelda Arlene Peterson

May 20, 1920 - March 30, 2022

Zelda Arlene Peterson, 101, of Windsor and formerly of Eads, passed away March 30, 2022, at Greeley Village Assisted Living.

Early on May 20, 1920, Zelda Arlene was born to Glen and Edith (Barber) White. She was born on the land that her father homesteaded in 1903, located 12 miles northeast of Eads. She was the oldest of nine children, and she was the last one to pass away. She attended Rush Creek School, a one room school, through eighth grade, then attended Eads High School, graduating in 1937.

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Following graduation, she attended Blair Business School in Colorado Springs. While living in Colorado Springs, she met Carl R.N. Peterson. They were married September 14, 1940, in Florence. A son, Frances Leroy, was born July 22, 1942. He died in July 1944.

They lived in the Manitou/Colorado Springs area until 1944 when they moved to Eads to help Zelda’s father on the farm. Although Zelda was not excited about moving back to the plains, she endured and lived on the farm until September 2005, following Carl’s death. During this time, she was not only a homemaker, but also a secretary at Eads Schools and a bookkeeper at Parker Implement Supply in Eads.

She was involved in 4-H as a leader, Home Demonstration Club, worked at the Kiowa County Fair, and was a judge at area county fairs. She also volunteered at the bowling alley, keeping score for the young bowler’s league. She was also a member or attended the Eads Christian Church, the Eads Evangelical United Brethren Church, and the Eads Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School and was a pianist for church services.

In 2005, she moved to Greeley to be closer to her daughter. She enjoyed many church activities and became a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Eaton. She moved to Good Samaritan Senior Living Resort in Windsor in April 2011. Due to declining health, she moved to Greeley Village Assisted Living February 28, 2022. She entered eternal life March 30, 2022.

She is survived by her son, Norman Peterson (Marcia) of Windsor; daughters, Janette (Virgil) Kochis of Matheson, and Charlotte (Gary) Billings of Windsor; grandchildren, Norman Jr., Kathryn, Jeffrey, Pamela, Michael, Amy, and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Devaughn, Brayden, Kayla, Ayden, Elias, Abbie, and Emma; several cousins and nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Edith White; sisters, Janet Nylene White, Velma Louise Absher, and Anise Patricia Gilford; brothers, Glen Eugene White and Allen Leroy White; three infant brothers; and three infant grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held later.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Zelda’s name to Charter Healthcare, 1562 Taurus Ct. Loveland, CO 80537 or to any other charitable organization of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Moser Funeral & Cremation Service.