Hazel Doris Peters

Aug. 18, 1928 – Dec. 11, 2013

Hazel "Doris" Peters, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2013.

Doris was the 13th child of 14 children born to Jacob and Mary Smouse in Farmington, N.M. on Aug. 18, 1928.

She married the love of her life, Clyde "Pete" Peters on Feb. 24, 1950. They moved around until finally settling down in Seattle, Wash., in 1961 where they raised their family.

In 1970, they embarked on a new adventure and moved to Elfin Cove, Alaska, where they commercial fished for the next 10 years. They retired and moved to Libby, Mont., in 1984.

Doris loved gardening and spent as much time as possible outdoors tending to her beautiful flower gardens and large vegetable garden. She was also very proud to belong to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Libby and spent many hours donating her time and energy helping out whenever they needed her. She moved to Bozeman in 2011 to be closer to her two daughters.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, 10 brothers, three sisters, her beloved husband, Pete, and beautiful daughter, Luana K. Wortman.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen and husband, Gary Hannan of Livingston, Mont.; daughter, Jo and husband, Dennis Sheridan of Bozeman, Mont.; step-son, William and wife, Nancy Peters of Richland, Wash.; also by 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was a loving, beautiful person who will be missed by everyone who knew her.

A memorial service will be planned to honor Doris in Libby, Mont., at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.

Funeral Home

Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-3184

Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Dec. 17, 2013