Carlette Petersen(1936 - 2014)

Petersen, Carlette 05/16/1936 ~ 04/08/2014 BONITA -- Carlette (Sawyer) Petersen went to Heaven May 8, 2014 with her family beside her bed in Bonita. She died from metastasized colon cancer. She was born May 16, 1936 in Long Beach, CA to Carl and Ruth Sawyer. Ruth taught grade school for 40 years. Carl was in the U.S. Navy and they lived in Guam, Brooklyn, NY, South Carolina, and Orinda, California, etc. She graduated from Pensacola High School in Florida. She received a B.A. degree in education from College of Pacific (now University) in Stockton in 1957. She and her future husband Halvor Petersen met in Pensacola while she taught 1st grade school and he was a Naval Aviation Cadet. They were married in Orinda, CA in 1959 and enjoyed 54 years together. She is survived by Halvor, sons Donald and David, and daughter Debbie Dreyer; also daughter-in-law Sherilyn Petersen and granddaughter Blayne Dreyer. She will be buried at Glen Abbey in Bonita with a private service to follow.


Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on May 16, 2014