Gertrude Laue Peterson

Gertrude Laue Peterson

June 06, 1922 ~ January 06, 2022


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Gertrude Laue Peterson, age 99, passed away on January 6th, 2022 at Regency Park of Vero Beach.

She was born in Washington, DC.

Gertrude attended and graduated from the Roosevelt High School in Washington, DC.

She was an executive secretary for the U.S. Government, a homemaker, and Mother. Gertrude was a member of the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew in Silver Spring, MD. and was the first female president of her congregation. She was also a member at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Boonsboro, MD. Gertrude taught adult education in Bible studies in both churches.

Gertrude volunteered with the PEO (a national Philanthropic and Educational Organization) and a former President of Chapter T in Washington, DC. Although Gertrude was legally blind, she was able to handcraft and crochet over 200 baby blankets that were donated to her local hospital (now Cleveland Clinic of Vero Beach).

Survivors include daughters Pat Ross of Spencer, Tennessee; Kathy Morton (Perry) of Vero Beach, Florida; son Jim Peterson (Noni) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; six grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Gertrude was predeceased in death by her loving husband Edwin Peterson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the PEO owned and supported Cottey College:

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.


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Eileen Nash - Niece

January 13, 2022, 4:21 pm

Aunt Trudy (or Gertrude as I grew up knowing her as) was one of my favorite relatives. I looked forward to seeing her and Uncle Ed on our family cross country trips. She always had a hug for me, showed me her latest crafty creations, and had such a calm demeanor about her. I think we bonded over our mutual love for needle work. She lived a long and amazing life! May the beautiful memories you have of her help sustain you through your difficult times and give you comfort. Sending you my love across the miles dear cousins.

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