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Patti Helen Ruth Peters


1926 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Patti Helen Ruth Peters Obituary
Patti Helen Ruth Peters, age 84, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family in Torrance, CA on July 29, 2010 after a long courageous battle against lupus. Patti was the only child of Ruby and Thomas Moore, and was born at home in the small logging town of McCleary, Washington on April 29, 1926. Her childhood family moved to Portland, Oregon where Patti grew up and later met the love of her life, our father, Bruno (Pete) Peters. She married Bruno at age 18 in Vancouver, WA and celebrated 65 years of marriage on August 22, 2009. She had two children, Ken and Wendy. Patti and family moved frequently due to Pete's Air Force career. She lived all over the United States, as well as in France. In 1961, she set sail for Europe, from New York City, with two small children to meet Pete, who was stationed in France. As she was about to board the USNS Patch, a reporter asked her if she was afraid to travel to Europe because of the Berlin Wall being erected. She hadn't been concerned until she was asked the question, but she took it in stride as she had often coped with her husband's long stretches away from home during WWII and the Korean War. Patti and Pete found a bit of heaven in their little piece of vacation property in Pinetop, Arizona. When they lived in Phoenix, they visited often. Patti always loved dogs. She had a dog in the family until well into her golden years. She loved collecting miniature antique figurines and acquired an amazing collection of nodders, comic characters and rare porcelain snowbabies and Santa's. She loved family traditions, fostered strong family ties and was loved by many. She is survived by her husband, Bruno of Torrance, CA; her son, Ken of Torrance, CA; her daughter, Wendy of Capitola, CA; her grandchildren, Alison Dunton, Josh Park, Chris Peters, Kerry Conley and Kathy Wagschal; and her great-grandchildren, Elise Dunton and Darrell Conley. Patti was preceded in death by her grandson, Jason Park. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 18, 2010
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