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Joan Theobald Peterson

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Joan Theobald Peterson

Golf, IL

Joan Theobald Peterson died peacefully at home in Golf, IL, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 surrounded by her family. Joan was born in Wilmington, DE in 1945. She attended John Dickinson High School, Duke University, and the Rhode Island School of Design. She raised her seven children and worked in various educational roles in Wilmington. An artist with a kind and generous heart, Joan had a gift for seeing and cherishing the beauty around her.

She is survived by her children: Sara Davia, Kjellyn, Joshua, Caleb, Samuel, Rosanna, and Maja; her sisters Shannon Devoe and Mary Kay Ness; and eleven grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Peter, her parents George Anna and Clement Theobald, and her grandson Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Northshore Hospice Care (, Friends of the Delaware State Parks (, or Roca Blanca (

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. -Phillipians 4:8

Published in The News Journal on Nov. 11, 2015
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