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SIBYL ELAINE PETERSON Nov. 15, 1922 Jan. 11, 2015 Age 92 years Sibyl Peterson of Lutz, Florida died Jan. 11, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. The daughter of Eugene and Frances Sebelius, she was born in York, ND and lived in York with her siblings Lorelai (Lolly), Duane, Elwood ("Bud") and Keith. She lived one year in Riverside, CA with her grandmother Verne Hurst attending Central Junior High School, completing high school in York. She attended nursing college in Rugby for her RN degree. After the family moved to Riverside, CA in the 1940's she lived on 7th St. and her father continued to operate the family store in York with his brother Noble. She met Louis DuPree in 1946 at a dance after he mustered out of the army from March Field, and married and had two children, Louis Eugene ("Sonny") and Michael Robin DuPree. She later married Guy Peterson and moved to Lutz in 1981. They lived in their home until recently when they moved to Renaissance Village in Tampa, where she had once been a nurse. Sibyl was an accomplished pianist and fond of music. She loved painting and went to Fairmount Park in Riverside with her mother to paint the lake and palm trees. She worked as a nurse for many years in Riverside. She also loved the antique business and after retiring from nursing operated a small shop with Pete. She had a knack for getting along with people and was well loved by her patients and customers. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, her son Louis, her brothers, and nephews Ronald Sveum, Steve Sebelius, Kurt Sebelius and Russell Sebelius. She is survived by her son Michael and his sons Ben and Matthew, Louis Gene's daughter Summer Cook, and her sister Lorelai Sveum. She leaves behind nieces and nephews Gary Sveum, Paulette Sveum, Patrice Engel, Jan Sebelius, Robin Simpson, Dawn Harrington, and Lynne Halpenny. She was grateful for the friendship of neighbors Carlyn and Joseph Mossey. She will be missed by me her son Michael because of her imparting of a love of music, through her piano playing and piano lessons by our aunt Hilda Carlson.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 25, 2015
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