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Eunice Peterson - October 10, 2013


Ruby Eunice (Douglass) Peterson was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Stoneboro, Pa., to Roy W. and Birdie Mae (Jack) Douglass.
As a young girl, Eunice attended country school through the 8th grade. She then went on to graduate from Holyoke High School in 1937.
Eunice married Amel Mons Peterson on June 28, 1937, in Chappell, Neb.
The couple first settled on a dairy farm near Haigler, Neb., and then in 1942 they moved to their ranch in Dundy County. Eunice and Amel resided on the ranch until 1962 when they moved to Lamar, Neb. Eunice was employed in the community café, grocery store which she and Amel owned and operated from 1974 through 1978, and the Lamar post office. They moved to Imperial in 1997.
In the last few years Eunice resided in Alliance and Hay Springs, Neb.
Eunice enjoyed quilting, crocheting and embroidery work. She was noted for her patience and homemaking abilities. Eunice was a devout wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by many.
Eunice passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 3, 2013, at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, Neb. She was 92 years of age.
Survivors include daughter, Amy Petersen and husband, Harlan, of Hay Springs, Neb.; daughter, Connie Buresh and husband, John, of Littleton, Colo.; son, Larry Peterson and wife, Gail, of Imperial, Neb.; daughter, Gail Fae Wees and husband, Pat, of Boise, Idaho; daughter, Sharon Rodgers and husband, Charles, of Estes Park, Colo.; daughter, Kathy Riley and husband, Ron, of Lincoln, Neb.; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Poe and husband, Don, of Holyoke, Colo., Gladys Walgren and husband, Ed, of Beaverton, Ore., Joan Roskop and husband, Ken, of Wray, Colo.; brother, Rex Douglass of Malaysia; and cousin, Hazel Douthit of St. Francis, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Irene Douglass; husband, Amel; infant son, Neil Jay; brother, Jim Douglass; half-brothers, Archie and Carroll Douglass; and great-granddaughter, Faith LaMunyon.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, 10 a.m., at the Imperial Bible Church, Imperial, Neb., with Pastor Allen Prodoehl officiating.
Organist was Mrs. Linda Varilek and musical selections were “Amazing Grace” by Scott LaMunyon and “How Great Thou Art” and “Beneath The Cross of Jesus” with Jonathan Beverly as violinist.
Casketbearers were grandsons, Steve Peterson, Darrell Petersen, Gary Petersen, Adam Rogers, Keith Buresh, Bruce Peterson and Nathan Rogers.
Interment followed at the Crete Cemetery, Champion.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.