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In Memory of

Margaret Bowman Peterson

March 11, 1924 - November 30, 2016

Obituary


Margaret Bowman Peterson, age 92, passed away peacefully at Peachtree Creek Senior Living Facility on November 30, 2016. Margaret was born March 11, 1924 in Louisville, KY and raised in Berea, KY. She was a lifelong devoted lover of her beautiful home state. She was predeceased by her father, Robert O. Bowman, mother, Ann McGuire Bowman, sister, Edith "Mickey" Evans, and brothers, Howard Linville and David O. Bowman. Margaret is survived by her husband of 64 years, Eugene H. Peterson, sons Timothy A. Peterson, C. Mark Peterson (Cindy), daughter Margaret Ann Martin (Don), 4 granddaughters...

Margaret Bowman Peterson, age 92, passed away peacefully at Peachtree Creek Senior Living Facility on November 30, 2016. Margaret was born March 11, 1924 in Louisville, KY and raised in Berea, KY. She was a lifelong devoted lover of her beautiful home state. She was predeceased by her father, Robert O. Bowman, mother, Ann McGuire Bowman, sister, Edith "Mickey" Evans, and brothers, Howard Linville and David O. Bowman. Margaret is survived by her husband of 64 years, Eugene H. Peterson, sons Timothy A. Peterson, C. Mark Peterson (Cindy), daughter Margaret Ann Martin (Don), 4 granddaughters - Emily Peterson, Anna Armstrong (Daniel), Angela Fiedler (Brock), Rachel Peterson --and 3 great grandchildren, Valerie and Claire Fiedler and Eli Armstrong.
Margaret was valedictorian of her Berea High School graduating class. After high school, she attended Berea College then went on to receive her R.N. degree from the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She practiced nursing for many years, first as a pediatric nurse then as Head Nurse of General Electric Company in Louisville. Later she served 20+ years as an ER nurse at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. After her retirement from nursing, she served as President of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary in Atlanta and as a Stephen Minister at her church, Mt. Paran Church of God. Margaret was also an active member of the DAR, Cherokee Chapter, in Atlanta and a member of the UDC, Atlanta 18. Always a student of the Bible, she participated actively in many Bible studies over the years. Margaret was utterly devoted to her Lord and to her family - the consummate loving wife, mother and grandmother. We will carry her legacy of love forever. Our deepest thanks go out to the wonderful caregivers at Peachtree Creek who cared for her with such love and compassion. Similarly, heartfelt thanks go to those at Agape Hospice who mercifully helped make her final days comfortable. Margaret will be remembered at a memorial service at Mt. Paran Church, 2055 Mount Paran Road, Atlanta, 30327, on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The family will greet friends before the service at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at National Military Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Paran Church of God Missions or the Salvation Army.