Florence Eleanor (Hickox) Peterson

(June 8, 1922 - January 7, 2006)

The Lusk Herald
January 11, 2006

Florence Eleanor Peterson

Funeral services for Florence Eleanor Peterson, 83, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs. Jan. 12, 2006 at the Ft. Laramie Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Frye officiating. Burial will follow in the Ft. Laramie Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Colyer funeral Home on Wed. from 1 to 7 p.m., Thurs. from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and briefly following the service at the church. Florence died at the Beverly Health Care Nursing Home of the Black Hills in Rapid City, S.D. on Sat. Jan. 7, 2006. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home.

Florence was born June 8, 1922 in Mitchell, Neb. the daughter of Robert "Swede" and Agnes (Peterson) Hickox. She grew up and attended school there graduating Mitchell High School. She attended the Methodist Church in Mitchell as a youth. She married Robert Peterson on Oct. 4, 1941 in Harrisburg, Neb. They lived in Guernsey, for a short time before moving to the Ft. Laramie area where she live until she became ill. She then move to the nursing home in Rapid City, S.D.

Florence belonged to a craft club in Torrington. She enjoyed garage sales, plastic canvas, crocheting, and some beadwork.

Florence is survived by five sons, Francis (Pete) Peterson and his wife Nancy of Rapid City, S.D.. Robert "Butch" Peterson of Torrington, Danny Peterson and his wife Mary of Arvada, Colo. Jimmy Peterson and his wife Joyce of Wheatland, and Roger Peterson and his wife Pam of Manville, one daughter, Shirley Joy and her husband Frank of New Underwood, S.D.; one brother, Melvin Hickox of Auburn, Wash.; one sister Mable Warner of Gering, Neb; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; and tow great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter Eleanor Springer; three brothers, Charles, Don, and Ernest Hickox; one sister, Evelyn Schmidt; and one daughter-in-law.

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