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Information for Emma Viola Basey Peterson
25 August, 1910 - 11 January 1996
Obituary from The Idaho Press-Tribune
14 January 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Emma Peterson

     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.  


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