Leah Lenore Peterson passed away on Feb. 20 after a short stay at Christus St. Vincent’s hospital and then Casa Real.
She was born in Dewitt, Mich. on Sept. 8, 1916. She was preceded in death by her parents Veda and Maurice Forward of Wacousta, Mich. and her brother Donald Forward of Boulder, Colo.
She married Carl Evertt Peterson, who preceded her in death in 1994. They moved to Los Alamos in 1954 and raised two children, David Peterson who now lives in Grants Pass, Ore.; and Carla Peterson Muth who lives in Santa Fe. Before Leah came to Los Alamos, she taught in a one-room school house in Michigan with all 12 grades, fixed a fire everyday in winter and saved enough money to buy herself a Model-T Ford.