Born in Los Angeles January 12, 1923, Margie Peterson passed away February 19, 2002 in Torrance, California. A twenty-six year patient of Guillaine-Barre Syndrome, she had been hospitalized for pneumonia that last week. She was a graduate of Washington High School in L. A. and during World War II studied comptometer operating holding several jobs in that line of office work. Following her marriage in 1944 to Naval Officer Walter E. Peterson, they lived in Norfolk Virginia and San Francisco until returning to Los Angeles following WWII. Moving to Palos Verdes Estates in the 1950’s, she and Walt spent the rest of their lives in the South Bay. Margie Peterson was active in The League of Women Voters, The Palos Verdes Women’s Golf Club and Epsilon XI Sorority until her affliction with GBS and being confined to a wheel chair. Even following that she served in whatever capacity was possible for her. Predeceased by husband Walt Peterson in 1988, she leaves a brother, Robert L. (Ada Belle) Peterson, a niece Jean (Ken) Chamberlin and a nephew Steve (Angela) Peterson as well as a grand-niece and three grand-nephews. A memorial service will be Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 2:00pm at Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel, Inglewood Avenue at 182nd Street in Redondo Beach, CA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Guillaine Barre Syndrome Foundation, P.O. Box 262, Wynnewood, PA 19096 or a charity of choice.

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  1. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the Family Members of my good friend, Margie Peterson. I will miss Margie so much, especially her sense of humor and sharp wit. Margie never gave up her quest to overcome the debilitating effects of GBS. I always admired her strength and courage.

  2. I am son of Kenneth, who was son of Hjalmer who was brother of Edgar. Originally from Flint, MI May God Bless You all.

  3. Marjorie certainly had a difficult last 26 years. She was a lady of iron to have survived. God\’s blessings and our condolences to her and to her family, especially Robert and Adabelle

  4. Dear Bob and Ada Belle:- We received your memorial tribute to Margie and were very moved. She was a remarkable person and will be missed very much. Love, Jim and Anne

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