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Katherine Jean Peterson, 64, passed away May 21, 2013 in Arlington, WA. She was born to Irvine and Mary Langsjoen, July 30, 1948 in Everett. Kathy graduated from Arlington High School in 1965.
Katherine Jean Peterson
She spent her working career with the City of Arlington, retiring as finance director after 44 years in 2010. Kathy enjoyed reading, caring for her grandchildren, spending time in Winthrop, WA, gardening (especially tomatoes) and baking. She regularly baked batches of cookies for the regional cancer care center at Smokey Point. Kathy loved her community. She was a selfless, truly kindhearted Christian woman who was very proud of her Norwegian heritage.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Kathy is survived by her loving husband of almost 26 years, Steven Peterson of Arlington; children, Les Langsjoen of Arlington, Scott (Nikki) Peterson of Arlington, Jim Anderson of Longview, WA; sisters, Terry Lyn Davis of Arlington,
Sharon (Toby) Abel of Arlington, Valerie (Doug) Smith of Darrington, WA; grandchildren, Hannah, Adam, Jammi Ally, Emily, Katie, Ben; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Bentley; aunt, Lois Langsjoen; cousin, Joanne (John) Mattson; and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private family graveside will be held at Valley View Cemetery, Silvana, WA. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the
Published in The Herald (Everett) from May 24 to May 26, 2013