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Norma C. Peters
July 21, 1931 – May 10, 2018

Norma Claire Taylor Peters, 86, died Thursday, May 10, at her home in Sublimity surrounded by her family. She was born and grew up in Bonesteel, South Dakota, and married her husband Paul Peters there on June 9, 1956. The couple moved to Sweet Home in 1967 and then to Sublimity in 2014.

Norma always valued education, beginning as a country school teacher near Bonesteel becoming a third grade teacher in Huron. After her own children started school, Norma worked as a teacher’s aide in Sweet Home for 18 years, where she worked with hearing impaired children. She was an avid reader and literacy volunteer.

Norma was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Sweet Home and served the parish in many different ways.  She later attended St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity. She was a longtime member of PEO.

Norma enjoyed crossword puzzles, and arts and crafts, including painting, hand building clay figurines, and making ceramics and stained glass.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Nora Taylor, brother Robert Taylor and sisters Jean Taylor Nelson and Marjorie Taylor Thomson.

Norma is survived by her husband, Paul of Sublimity; children Maureen Peters (Tonia Moxley) of Christianburg, Virginia, Michelle Peters (Misty Rivers) of Eugene, Matthew (Judy) Peters of Lebanon, Nora (Bill) Ross of Redmond, Michael (Dana) Peters of Stayton, David (Theresa) Peters of The Dalles and Patrick Peters of Ashland; eight grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Rosary will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. both at St. Boniface Catholic Church with interment to follow in St. Boniface Cemetery. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Friends of the Sweet Home Public Library PO BOX 791 Sweet Home, OR 97386 or the St. Helen Women’s Club 815 Fifth Avenue Sweet Home, OR 97386. 

North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton, is serving the family.


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