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Theresa O. Peterson

August 7, 1929 — December 21, 2016

Obituary for Theresa O. Peterson

Theresa 'Terry' Orr Peterson Richmond, VA Theresa (Terry) Orr Peterson, 87, born in St. Stephen NB, Canada, died on 21 December 2016, in Richmond, Virginia.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Forest; her children, Pam Christie (Harry) of Cary, NC, Andrea O'Brien (Barry) of Southport, NC, Christopher Peterson (Sandra) of Petersburg, VA, and Peppy Peterson of Glen Allen, VA; grandchildren, Robert Nunnally, Jennifer Peterson, and Caroline Strahan, and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Howard and Nellie Orr, and her brother David Orr.

Theresa was an active member of Welborne United Methodist Church and former long-time member of Kemble United Methodist Church in Woodbury, NJ, where she established and maintained close friendships. Terry related to people of all ages and was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She was considered a second mother by many of her children's friends. Her home was decorated with her own artwork, needlecraft, refinished antiques, and scents of fine cooking. She loved to read and amassed a lengthy log of varied authors and subject matter.

She left home as a young war bride, but never far from her heart was her homeland of the St. Croix Valley of New Brunswick Canada, and she always subscribed to her hometown newspaper. Although she was a naturalized American citizen, she always respected England's Queen and enjoyed the royal pomp. Theresa loved seeing her grandchildren grow and enjoyed their successes.

She leaves with special nods to her friends Shirley, Maureen, Bunny, Harold, and Dolores and with special loving adieu to Brenda and Steve. May she ride on gilded wings to the grace of God and rest in peace.

Memorial service was held on 11 a.m. Saturday 7 January 2017 at Welborne United Methodist Church, Richmond, VA.

A committal service will take place at Calais Cemetery, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 8th with Rev. Dr. Mark Hatfield officiating.

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