A Sacred Moment


George N. Peters Sr.

January 23, 1926 - July 27, 2011

Always appreciated the good things he had without taking anything for granted.

George N. Peters passed away on July 27, 2011 in Everett, Washington. He is survived by Darlene, his devoted wife of more than 66 years, and his brother Clarence (Millie) Peters, his sister Sarah (Bob) Gregerson, and his sisters-in-law, Lorena Peters and Dolores Peters, as well as his three children, Joyce Mathieson, George Jr. (Malinda), and Judith (Vic) Powell. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jake (Huong) Mathieson, Michael (Jessica Apadoca) Bradford, Lesley (Jason) Wister, Jason Peters, Colin (Mistie) Mathieson, Jessica Bradford, Vicki (Kim) Nimmo, Allison (Travis) Schulz, and his great-grandchildren Connor, Quinn, Alyssa, Jordan, Dana, Emily, Adam, Hollie, Keigan, Andrew and Kiera.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers John, William, Josef, Jesse, Kenneth and Harvey. George was born January 23, 1926 in Knowles, OK, and grew up in Oklahoma and Colorado. He joined the Navy in WWII, and while stationed in Port Angeles, Washington, he met and married the love of his life, Darlene Martin. They raised their three children in Washington and California and lived in Quartzsite, Arizona before settling in Everett.

George was also in the Air Force, and was a past Commander, and proud member for over 50 years, of the Martin T. Sofie Sunshine DAV Chapter 13 in Lynnwood. George had a gentle personality and great sense of humor which served him well as he faced all that life brought his way, and he always appreciated the good things he had without taking anything for granted.


A military commitment service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, and a family memorial will be held later.


The family welcomes donations to the Martin T Sofie Sunshine DAV Chapter 13 and the American Cancer Society.


The Debt Unpayable

What have I given,
Bold sailor on the sea?
In earth or heaven,
That you should die for me?
What can I give,
O soldier, leal and brave,
Long as I live,
To pay the life you gave?
What tithe or part
Can I return to thee,
O stricken heart,
That thou shouldst break for me?
The wind of Death
For you has slain life's flowers,
It withereth
(God grant) all weeds in ours.

F.W. Bourdillon

Looking into the portals of eternity

Looking into the portals of eternity teaches that the brotherhood of man is inspired by God's word; Then all prejudice of race vanishes away.

George Washington

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