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.
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
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
Image below is a link to the
location of the
gravesite in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
Images contributed by Bonnie Dilworth
Coletta's headstone is located at number
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