Emma Viola Peterson, 85, of Sunny
Slope, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11 1996, at a Payette care
center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am.
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, at the Marsing Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Thomas Dorsey of the
Marsing Second Ward will officiate. Interment will
follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Services
are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Viola was born Aug. 25, 1910, in Nucklos County, Nebraska, the
daughter of Henry Clayton and Clara Norwood Basey. Viola
was educated in Scism and Riverside schools, Nampa High School
and Lewiston Normal School of Lewiston, Idaho. She
married James Byron Peterson Sept. 5, 1931, at Vale, Oregon.
Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple.
They farmed in the Central Cove and Sunny Slope community for
30 years and operated a family fruit stand. James Vyron
passed away on April 11, 1963. Viola remained on the
farm and also worked at Glen L. Evans Fish Fly and Kit
Manufacturing. She was a dedicated wife and mother.
Viola was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. She was also a member of the Delta
Alpha Club in Sunny Slope and was active in the Marsing
Disaster Auction. She is survived by a son and
daughter-in-law, Larry and Lynda Peterson of Fort St. John,
British Columbia, Canada; a daughter and son-in-law, Colette
and Gary Rasmussen of Parma; her grandchildren, Karl, Chandra,
Mark, Caraleen, Loreen and Michael Peterson, Camilla Hubbard
and Scott, Michelle and Brian Rasmussen and two great
grandchildren, Jared and Janae Hubbard. Mark and Chandra are
currently serving L.D.S. missions. She is also survived by a
sister, Ruth Englehorn of Caldwell; a brother, Don Basey of
Caldwell and numerous nieces and nephews along with her
sisters-in-law, Afton Grow of Nampa and Winnona Martin of
Carson City, Nevada. S
he was preceded
in death by two infant children, James Arthur Peterson and
Judy Rae Peterson; her husband, James Vyron Peterson; a
sister, Marie Fry and two brothers, Everett and George Basey.
Viola's family will greet their friends
at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday
evening. Friends may also call at the church from 9:30
am. to 10:15 a.m. prior to services.