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Mabel Wade Peters "Mickey Peters" October 16, 1918 June 19, 2013 Mickey was born on October 16, 1918 in Pottstown PA., to Erwin and Nora Wade at her family's farm. As a child she helped her mother with her younger siblings and house work and then was "farmed out" at neighboring farms. After High School graduation in 1940, Mickey left the family farm for the big city of Philadelphia, where she worked for two doctors as a physical therapist. When World War II broke out, she decided to take up flying so she could join the "Ferry Command" but she married a "flyer" instead. Mickey married William M. Peters in October of 1943. They were blessed with three sons: James Joseph, Ted Ellis and Billy Peters. The family moved to Austin in 1954. In 1955 the family purchased a house on Corona Drive, where Mickey lived until August 2011. Due to many medical conditions, Mickey spent the last two years at Stone Bridge in southwest Austin, where she received excellent care. Mickey worked at Bradford's Paint Company, in Downtown Austin for 30 years. Mickey had a great love of the "out-of-doors" which she passed on to her sons, granddaughters and great grandchildren. She maintained a beautiful backyard and vegetable garden for many years. Mickey also loved art and sculpted busts of family and friends. She also enjoyed reading and archeology. Survived by: Ted & Peggy Peters of Alpine, Texas Billy & Pam Peters of Spicewood, Texas. She is survived by Five granddaughters and eight Great-grandchildren: Mickey is also survived by one sister, Nora Kulas of Virginia, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Peters. A Casual Memorial service will be July 12, 2013 at 4pm Memorial United Methodist Church 6100 Berkman Drive, Austin, Texas 78723

Published in Austin American-Statesman on July 7, 2013
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