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Information for M. Coletta Aulbach Peterson
16 May, 1892 - 24 January, 1986
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    Colletta Peterson, 93, Nampa, who died Friday, Jan. 24, at a Nampa nursing home, will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa.  The Rev. Merle J. Fisher, S. will officiate.  Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mrs. Peterson was born May 16, 1892, at Pilot Grove, Mo., the daughter of George and Catherine Meistrell Aulbach.  She was raised and educated at Plainville, Kan., and worked her way through the York Business College at York, Neb.  She moved to Idaho and homesteaded in the Camas Prairie area.  At the same time delivering mail by horseback, she was a ditch rider for the irrigation district.  She married Charles Peterson, Sept. 25, 1928, at Nampa.  They farmed northeast of Kings Corner for several years.  He died Dec, 6, 1935.  For several years she worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in Boise and at the Mountain Home Air Force Base as a stock clerk.  After returning to Nampa, she was a rural mail carrier before retiring.  At the age of 83 she accompanied a group tour that visited Rome and the Vatican.
    She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, the Altar Society, the Legion of Mary and a charter member of Joseph H. Murray American Legion Auxiliary Post 18 of Nampa.
    She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents, four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
    Friends may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa today from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of Rosary.

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gravesite in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

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Coletta's headstone is located at number 12.


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