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Marian Lucia (Avery) Peterson

November 30, 1921 December 29, 2018
Marian Lucia (Avery) Peterson
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Obituary for Marian Lucia (Avery) Peterson

Marian Lucia Avery Peterson died December 29, 2018 in Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville of natural causes. She was 97 years old.
She was born November 30, 1921 in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of Harry and Dixie Avery. She was born the youngest of three sisters. Marian graduated from Jefferson High School in 1939. She then attended and graduated from Linfield College in 1943. While at Linfield she was crowned May Queen in her senior year.
Marian married Gene Peterson on December 29, 1946 in Portland. The Peterson’s lived in McMinnville where they owned and operated three businesses. In 1971, while remaining in McMinnville, they purchased a store in Hillsboro where Marian worked as a bookkeeper for the business.
Marian and Gene raised three children, Ross, Jane Anne and Mark. She was a wonderful mother serving as a PTA President, Cub Scout and Brownie Scout leaders in the early years and, of course, she loved attending all her children’s activities.
Marian loved the beach, playing golf, gardening and especially time with her family. She and Gene loved entertaining friends and family at their beach house in Pacific City. In particular, they had many stories about their adventures on their crabbing trips at the mouth of the Nestucca River.
She was a charter member of Michelbook Country Club and enjoyed years of golfing activities. She was also a long time member of P.E.O., where she held many offices.
Marian is survived by her son Ross Peterson, her daughter Jane Anne Warren (Larry), her son Mark Peterson (Judy), 3 grandsons Scott Peterson (Summer), Grant Warren, Todd Peterson (Alese) and three great grandchildren, Marley, Bentley and June. Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Gene; her sisters, Dallas Jean and Eleanor Avery; her parents, Harry and Dixie Avery, and her daughter in law Sherry Peterson.
Memorial contributions may be made to McMinnville Baseball Improvement Fund, or the McMinnville P.E.O. Chapter FG, in care of Macy and Son Funeral Directors, 135 NE Evans Street, McMinnville, Oregon 97128.
Services for Marian Peterson will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 5th at Macy and Son Funeral Directors. Interment will be in the mausoleum at Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville. Reception to follow at Michelbook Country Club. To leave online condolences, visit

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1:00 PM 1/5/2019 1:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Interment will be in the mausoleum at Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville.

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

8000 North Hwy 99W
McMinnville, OR 97128

8000 North Hwy 99W McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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