Miriam (Morford) Peterson

Miriam (Morford) Peterson


Miriam (Morford) Peterson of Lake Forest Park died Tuesday morning, April 22, 2008, at age 92.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church. A reception will be held immediately following service at the church.

She was a sturdy girl born in Clarion, Iowa to farming folk on May 10, 1915. Her parents were Fred J. Morford and Cara Boyington Morford. Her dad was a smart farmer who loved Black Angus cows & corn and her mom came from the musical Boyington clan. She attended Cornell College where she met Dale R. Peterson who died in 1978. They married in 1934 and they had seven children, 17 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

In 1950 they moved to Lake Forest Park (LFP). Her family and home, she cherished with all her heart. She was famous for her Swedish pancakes, her cinnamon rolls, and her answers to any question, except maybe science questions. With a pool, a basketball court, and a big back yard, her home was a popular gathering spot for other kids and she was mom to all. She was loved.

Miriam was a regent in the Lady Stirling Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She won the Golden Acorn Service Award from the Shorecrest H.S. PTA. She loved history and genealogy. In 2006, her house was awarded the Trillium Heritage Award (a LFP community historic home). One thing to know about Miriam, she loved every one of you and you made her day when you came to visit.

She is survived by Laurel James of Seattle, Washington; Pat (JoAnn) Peterson of Seattle, Washington; Park (Kay) Peterson of Seattle, Washington; Miriamdale Doyle of Edmonds; Russ Peterson of Corvallis, Oregon; Cynthia Mathis Duvall, and Constance (Michael) Hampton, Reno, Nevada.

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