Barbara June Peterson
Jan. 5, 1938 – Oct. 5, 2018
Barbara June Peterson loved by all passed away peacefully with her family at her side on October 5, 2018.
Barbara June Peterson, 80 was born January 5, 1938 in Bristol, Connecticut to Robert and Pearl Beeler. She had one sister Beverly.
The family moved to Nebraska and eventually made their way to Colorado where Barbara went to Arvada High School. She met Melvyn Peterson at the A & W Root Beer where she worked. They were married on December 5, 1954 in Denver. They had three children; Terry Peterson Axmacher, Gary Peterson and Chris Peterson.
Barbara stayed home with her children for many years and later made a career at Sears for 35 years. She and Mel made lifelong friendships with people from both Sears and Lockheed Martin (where Mel worked for 16 years).
Family was of central importance to Barbara and she was always very involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved camping, four wheeling, water skiing, and spending much of her time with friends and family in different places all over the Colorado Mountains. There were many stories and memories shared around campfires that will never be forgotten. Barbara and Mel enjoyed traveling together and traveled the country by motorhome after both were retired. Barbara was also passionate about reading and always had a good book to recommend to friends and family. She has passed her love of reading on to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by her husband Melvyn Ray Peterson, her three children, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Her memory will live on through the love and genuine kindness she shared with all who knew her.
Services will be on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 1:00PM at Aspen Arvada Chapel, 6370 Union St, Arvada, Colorado 80004.
A celebration of her life will be held at 7625 Russell Ct, Arvada, CO 80007, immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please make your contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Barbara June Peterson.