Margaret Peery Gose Peterson, 97, passed away at home in Fayetteville, North Carolina on October 28, 2018.
She was born on June 8, 1921 in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late George Benoni Gose and Henrietta Peery Gose. She married Donald Arthur Peterson on June 5, 1948 in Newark, New Jersey. He predeceased her in January of 1982.
She graduated from VPI, Blacksburg, Virginia in 1942 with a bachelor’s degree in business as the only woman business graduate in her class. Upon graduation she set off for New York City and over the next few years worked in several jobs including those at Curtiss-Wright Corporation and Crocker-Wheeler Electric Manufacturing Corporation. Her favorite position was with the National Board of the YWCA as assistant to the Director Secretary of Religious Resources. After marriage she devoted her time as a homemaker and fostering 19 babies until their adoption. In the 1960s she worked for the North Carolina Service Station Association and during the 1970s for Marriage and Family Counseling Association.
Her interests included reading, painting, music, playing the piano, Bridge and above all caring for her family. Her faith and church family was an important part of her life where she was an active member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for 63 years. She is survived by two daughters; Sharon Reader (Larry) and Kristin Smith (Coleman), four grandchildren; Kathleen Amick (Chris), Jonathan Reader (Elizabeth), Heather Quick, Phillip Reader (Brittany) and a step grandson Cole Smith, and ten great grandchildren; Dalton Quick, Emily Amick, Samuel Reader, Kasey Quick, Addison Reader, Jackson Amick, Benjamin Reader, Ella Smith, Camden Reader and Beckett Reader. She will be missed and held in the hearts of her family and the friends who loved her dearly.
A celebration of her life will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at noon on Saturday, November 3 with visitation at the church prior to the service beginning at 11AM. Donations may be made to Holy Trinity in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.