The News Examiner, August 3, 1944
OVID MAN KILLED IN ACTION ON JULY 24
Private Everan Peterson, 21 was killed in action July 24, according to information received Tuesday from the Adjutant General by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Peterson of Ovid. In a letter written to his parents from somewhere in France under the date of July 17, which appeared in last weeks News-Examiner, Private Peterson, a paratrooper told of his jump to the Normandy peninsula on D-Day. he entered the service in February 1943.
Private Peterson was born December 27, 1922 in
Ovid and attended school there, graduating as valedictorian of his class.
Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers, Alvoid Peterson of Camp
Adair, Oregon; Walter Dean and Jerry Peterson of Ovid.
MEMORIAL RITES HELD FOR MEN KILLED IN ACTION
Joint memorial services were held in the Ovid chapel Sunday at 8 o'clock with Bishop Oliver Peterson in charge for Pvt. Everan Peterson, who was killed July 4 in France and Pvt. Sherril Beck who was killed June 6 in France.
The services included singing by the choir, "I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go"; prayer by President Sidney Burgoyne of the Montpelier stake; singing by the choir, "I Need Thee Every Hour." Speakers included Bishop Clarence L Wright of Bennington, Bishop Dan C Rich of Paris, Bishop Robert Schmid of Bern; a vocal duet was by Mr. and Mrs. James Olsen; closing remarks by Bishop O L Peterson; song, "Somewhere" choir; benediction by Bishop Evan Morgan of Liberty.
At the close of the services taps were played by Roger Burgoyne of Montpelier.