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Josephine ""Jo"" Peterson

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Josephine "Jo" Peterson
Came to Earth October 19, 1922
Went to Heaven on March 24, 2014

Born in the Netherlands, she emigrated to the U.S. in 1946 as a war bride. Determined, she taught herself English by watching TV, and became an American citizen in 1952. A 65-year resident of the South Bay, she first worked for Max Factor and then at Honeywell, Inc. where she worked in quality control and was elected a union steward. She sold Avon after work to put her daughters through private school. She earned a real estate license and worked the Beach Cities for several years. She also owned and operated the Red Lion on 190th Street for 5 years. A longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a premier bowler, she retired in Redondo Beach, where she settled at Casa de los Amigos. She enjoyed gambling and playing all games, especially card games. She made friends easily, loved generously, and was well loved in return. She is survived by her daughters Lillian (Babe) of Placerville, CA, and Patricia (Peppy) and her husband George of Loveland, CO, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, as well as many close and dear friends. We'll miss you, Momma!

A Mass for her intentions will be said on April 5 at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach, where she was a member, and her name will be read at all Masses the weekend of March 29-30th. No formal services are planned. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Please sign the guestbook
at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 28, 2014
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