LAVINA — Jeanine Ann Peters, 83, passed away peacefully May 7, 2013, in her home, surrounded with family and husband, Gerard Peters. She was born in San Pedro, Calif., to Alda and Samual Wilson on Sept. 11, 1929. After graduating high school and a trip across the country to New York City, she came home to San Bernardino, Calif., and met the love of her life at the roller skating rink ... a memorable ride on his motorcycle, his good looks and charm, they became husband and wife on Nov. 7, 1950. Soon after he was discharged from the Air Force, they moved back to Montana, where Gerard was born and raised, settling in the north Moccasin Mountains where they started their family of 11 children, 10 boys and one girl. For this city girl, there was never a dull moment while caring for her family and taking care of things on the ranch. Her life was about serving God and an unconditional love for her family and friends. We treasure their story of young love and take great pride in their 62 years of marriage.
Jeanine is preceded in death by her parents, Alda and Samual Wilson; three sons, Dan, Glen and Mark Peters; her sister, Elaine Wilson; and great-granddaughter, baby Faith Tull.
Jeanine is survived by her husband, Gerard F. Peters; her children, Steve Petes, Karen (Jeff) Williams, Dave (Anita) Peters, Gary Peters, Jim (Carrie), Tom Peters, Kevin Peters, John (Mary) Peters; 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.
Jeanine Peters was a true servant of God. She faithfully served her family as a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother and sister. A dear friend mentioned that if you knew Jeanine for five minutes, you knew of her family and knew that she walked with the lord and wanted you to be there by her side.
A private burial was held Tuesday, May 7, at sunset, in the Lavina Cemetery. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Lavina.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers and support in many heartfelt forms from too many people to name individually, but including: hospice, family and friends, either through prayer/visits, neighbors.