March 28, 1948 ~ February 26, 2023

Born in: San Diego, California
Resided in: Los Angeles, California


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Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503


Service: March 16, 2023 10:00 am

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503


Reception / Repast: March 16, 2023 12:00 pm - March 16, 2023 2:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503


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    • Hi cousin, this your cuz LaDonna, how are under the circumstances, love and lots of prayers for you all 🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️

  1. candle 1Rest in Peace my birthday twin.
    My life was made better having known you, and your family.
    We will miss you.
    Marion and Beverly

  2. candle 1Mama Gwen, you will be missed so much. From the first time we met, you were so sweet and welcoming to me. Just like your baby girl, Marla. I’m sure you’re where she gets it from. You will always be in my heart. I love you Mama Gwen. You’re resting well now, God has you in the comfort of his arms. Rest In Heaven❤️

  3. candle 7Thank you for your unwavering love and support for my family and I, even as you fought your own battles. I thank God that our paths crossed because I know that I am a better person for having known you. ❤️

    My sincerest condolences to your children, grandchildren and everyone that loves you.

  4. candle 4My beloved Gwen. You were an angel here on this earth and now you’re an angel in heaven. I thank God for crossing our paths. No better friend I know. You were always a genuine person inside and out. We’ve shared so much in the 40 years that I’ve known you. Until we meet again sister “I love you” ❤️🙏🏽

    • To Sharie, Marla and lil Marvin, Gwen was the sweetest person God ever put breath into. I pray that memories of your mom bring you peace, comfort, and the strength needed to endure this heartache. We’ve had the best of 40 years of friendship. The 3 of us were closer than sisters and now the chain has been broken. Until we link up again, RIP Gwenie. 💖 Forever in our hearts.

      “God will never leave you Nor Forsake you.” Deuteronomy 1:36

  5. To the Family – Our hearts and love share in your loss of a beautiful soul. I will forever miss the times we have shared in prayers, lifting each other up and in just the caring of each other in conversation Remember my friend – we still have that date we were so much looking forward to. Rest in Peace- I can no longer wish you “Be Safe” You Are safe and in His arms.

  6. candle 1Nana Gwen. So many wonderful memories come to mind when I think about our past since Marla and I were in elementary school over 40 years ago. My other mother,someone who welcomed me many days and nights into her home to laugh, hang, sleep and eat. Following my son your (ken-ken) who will never forget the song you would sing”I feel like chicken tonight” the days or nights he spent with you and his God mommy Marla. You, your love,smile, positive messages and words, will forever resonate in my heart. We love you Mrs. Peterson, Nana Gwen…. Rest with the angels. Absent from this body and now present with our Lord…

    • candle 7Hi my beautiful cousin , this is LaDonna, I’m so sorry to hear about my cousin and your Mom Gwen. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other, I hope to see you all soon my deepest sympathy to you all, love you much cuz. Donna ❤️🙏🏾
      Hit me up on FB, or the Gram. My email is below

  7. candle 1May Gwen’s beautiful smile continue to shine upon all her family and friends like the candles that are lit. Continuous prayers are going up for the family as they go through this difficult time. Mama Gwen, you will truly be missed.

  8. candle 1To my angel, my other mother, Gwen Peterson. Words cannot express how much I’m gonna miss you. The calls, the text messages, and your beautiful smile, always made my day. I will forever be grateful for you coming into my life when you did. I will cherish every ounce of you in my heart always. Well done Gwen Peterson

  9. candle 7Mrs. Peterson!! My childhood was shaped and influenced by her loving, caring and giving nature!! She was an angel among us! Her beautiful smile and warmth will be missed!

  10. candle 4Momma Gwen, I love you so much and you will be dearly miss by me and many other’s that loved you to.

  11. candle 8My Beautiful Mom, I Deeply Miss u! I Love u Always & Forever! U Are My Guardian Angel! Thank u For being the Best Mother Anyone Can Have! I LOVE U!

    LOVE Your One & Only Marla P.

    • Hi Marla, my prayers and Condolences to you and my Fam, been a long time since we have seen each other cuz, I’m sorry it’s under these circumstances, hope fully we can chop it up soon look me up on FACEBK , EMAIL ME , I would leave my number but not on here

  12. candle 1Wow Gwen! Thank you for the love, wisdom, comfort, that smile, your support and your presence. My sister you will be missed. I love you “mucho”.


  13. candle 1We were 1st Loves.A Beautiful spirit and Lovely soul. The Lord moves in Mysterious Ways. I will cherish our Friendship and Love.

  14. candle 4My sincerest condolences to the Gwen Peterson family on their loss.

    I had the pleasure of having Gwen working for me at the CRA in Los Angeles. She was one of the sweetest, kindest and most upbeat persons I have known. She never had an unkind word to say – especially about another person. When we lost Gwen we Lost a “one of a kind”. I have attempted to keep in contact with Gwen over the years and have spoken to her several times in her last months and although she did tell me had some cancer related problems she never related the severity of her illness.

    Rest in peace Gwen!


  15. candle 2I can’t remember what year it was when I first met Gwen, maybe 2013, give or take a couple years. My cousin Cathy picked up Gwen and they both took the drive up here to Oregon, they came up here to visit my grandma, but they of course had to deal with me as well (I would have been 33 going on 12). Not only did I drive Gwen around Grants Pass and showing her the beauty of what we call the great northwest, but I also tossed her on a jet boat on the scenic Rogue River. Gwen was a super energetic woman, you couldn’t get her to stop, and we of course got along just fine.
    My Grandma, who raised me since I was a baby, passed away on February 17th, 2017. Gwen would constantly keep in touch with me, and we just became really good friends. In July of that year I would go down to Los Angeles for some concerts, and I would stop on by to see Gwen for a few days. We went to Santa Monica, we went Hollywood BLVD, we checked out the Hollywood Forever Cemetary, and we also checked out some old filming locations in Culver City.
    December 2017 is when I got a career in long haul truck driving, and I kid you not when I say that Gwen would call me every single day. There were days where we had conversations that would last for an hour, and we would talk about everything, and I loved every minute of it,
    In July of 2022 I would move from Oregon to Oklahoma and then eventually up here to Kansas. I wanted to see Gwen before heading out here, but circumstances beyond my control made me drive through Nevada instead. I should have stopped and said hello and maybe go out to breakfast or something, but I also knew that the best option for me was to go a different route. Staying away had nothing to do with Gwen, and to be truly honest my biggest regret is not forcing myself to get on down there and saying hello and goodbye one last time.
    Gwen was family to me, and it was at a time when my very own family disowned me. Gwen kept me happy, she kept me alive, she kept me motivated. Gwen loved hearing all of my stories of being on the road, and she truly loved getting pictures of all the great places that I would visit.
    I have had my few days of crying, and there have been a few times where I nearly texted her and sent her a photo only to realize that she was gone. Gwen and I have constantly been in touch for these last 6 years, and now it’s over. Gwen was more family to me than my own family, she had the biggest of hearts, and I will always love her.

  16. candle 6I miss you so much Nana. My first bestie, my favorite homegirl! I miss your laugh, I miss your one liners, and your silliness that always made me smile. So much wisdom and love, I’ll cherish it forever.

    Love your Cakes

  17. candle 7Her memory will live on forever with her bright smile and and laugh. Gwen holds a special place in our hearts. She will always be special to us. We were so blessed to have met her thought her daughter Sharie. May you find peace and comfort in knowing your mom touched so many lives. And will truly be missed.

  18. My sincere condolences to the family of Gwen Peterson. May my beloved classmate rest in Heavenly peace.

  19. candle 1I thank God for knowing Gwen Peterson early in my life, she was always sweet and kind. A loving mother to her family. You are missed.

  20. candle 6My Saint, My One & Only Sibling! My Big Sister! I Love Her Dearly, she will Forever & Always Be In My Heart! I Love You Girl! My Big Sister!
    Love Your Baby Sister

  21. candle 3Holding your family in prayer and sending our love. May you continue to hold the wisdom, unconditional and unwavering love your Mom & Grandmother shared with you. To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. We love all of you

  22. candle 4Gwen, the Lincoln Hornets Class of ‘66 love you and will miss you.❤️
    And I will always treasure dancing with you in the Doncettes and being a debutante when we were 16.

  23. candle 4May God continue to hold, comfort and protect the entire family. We are all spirits living in these bodies and I can truly say that Gwen was always smiling, joyful and kind.
    A gentle loving soul.
    We love you!

  24. candle 1What do I say about Nana Gwen? Hmm!

    A mother; a sister; a friend; a source of inspiration; a comforter; a philosopher; a helper; an encourager; a lover; a nana; God’s daughter. Full of life, laughter, fun, love, sensitivity, stability, faith, joy, hope, comedy, tenderness, kindness, understanding, wisdom, strength and endurance. Unique and genuine in her enter actions with people. Honestly cultivating a distinctly Nana Gwen personal relationship with each person.

    Nana Gwen’s journey had mountain peaks and valleys along with a curving road or two. But she always trusted God to see her through. No more pain or sorrow for today she is in God’s garden.

    What can I say about Nana Gwen? Just a thing or two.

    Never Forgotten Always Loved,
    Nana Gayle

  25. candle 1Praying for all of the family. I love you all and send my absolute sincerest condolences 💐🙏🏽

  26. candle 2Praying for all of the family. I love you and send my absolute sincerest condolences 💐🙏🏽

  27. candle 4Gwen, you were the light, humor, and ridiculousness in our group of friends. Your faithfulness was lived to your fullest and may your life be that example you shared with all. I’m thankful for having you as a friend.

    May God continue to bless and comfort your family, friends, and classmates.

  28. candle 7Rest well in paradise Ms. Peterson you was always so kind to Imani and myself great neighbor very kind beautiful soul. Much Love.

  29. candle 1Sending my deepest condolences. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Gwen.❤️

  30. candle 3Gwen, my strong and beautiful friend, both inside and out, you will be missed. You could find positivity in any situation. You showed me strength and had a good listening ear when I needed one. I was in awe of how you taught each of your kids to be responsible for a portion of the dinner meal. I tried to mimic that with my kids. It didn’t work. My fondest and most cherished memory is of the times we each would pile our kids in our cars and head to the beach for a good and economical time had by all. Let’s not forget bonding over our mutual love of the Curlfree relaxer! You will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest in heavenly grace my dear friend!🙏🏽❤️

  31. candle 7To the family you have my deepest sympathy. Keep trusting in God and he will help you through these difficult times.

    • Hey cuz , this is LaDonna hope all is well with you, if your on Facebk look me up. I live in Bham Alabama ❤️

  32. candle 1To the family I send my condolences and keep you in my prayers. Stay strong and I love you 💕

  33. Gwen… all the words that I have to say will live in me forever and I’m just going to keep this short… I loved you, we loved you and we all are going to miss you.

  34. candle 6Bless you Gwendolyn, you have a beautiful soul which has touched the lives of many. You have made the world a brighter place.

  35. candle 7My dearest cousin Gwen ,although we haven’t seen each other in a long time ,Im glad you are with the Lord and resting in his arms. MY deepest sincere condolences and prayers to the rest of my family and those you leave behind,say hi to my Mom And Dad and God’s speed. I love you forever❤️

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