Renee Viola Peterson

July 30, 1938 - March 8, 2013

Longtime La Pine resident, Renee Viola Peterson, 74, passed into her new life on Friday, March 8, 2013, at her home. Born in Mankato, Minnesota, to Fred and Lauraine Ward on July 30, 1938, the family moved to Oregon in the 1940s. Renee went to Springfield High School and in the 1970s she moved to the Bend area. She loved animals and horses were her favorite, but she loved the Lord Jesus Christ more than anything else. She served many years as a Bible study leader. One of her hobbies was making cards for people to encourage them.

She is survived by her children, Debra Blackley of Alaska, Joe Peterson of Texas, Dawn Mitchell of Bend and Tracie Landsem of Sunriver; sisters, Sherry Ross, Arizona and Nancy Simar, Illinois. She has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

We, the family, are so grateful to the wonderful people at Hospice and her care givers.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. Bend, OR 97701.

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Renee Peterson

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