Date of Birth July 11, 1935
Date Deceased November 11, 2021
Hometown Aovca
Home State NY
Service Date November 26, 2021
Service Time 3:00 PM
Service Location Genesis Bible Church in Scio, NY
Interment Location VA National Cemetery in Bath, NY

Marilyn G. Peterson

Marilyn G Peterson, Avoca NY, passed away on November 11, 2021 peacefully surrounded by 3 generations of family members.

Born July 11, 1935 on her parents’ farm on the Peavy Road in Angelica, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Olive (Vincent) Hooker. On October 6 1956, she married the love of her life, Carl A Peterson, who predeceased her on September 16, 2013.

Marilyn graduated from Angelica Central School. Marilyn was very busy taking care of not only her own children over the years but also babysitting for several others. Later in life she enjoyed watching her great grandchildren. She taught Sunday School for many years at the First Baptist Church in Belmont as well as worked in many youth ministries. In her later years she loved to go for a ride and was known to have gotten lost once or twice with her sister Anne but they always made it home. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren both those near and far. Surviving are her sons, Tim and (Cindy) Peterson of Avoca, Todd and (Ginger) Peterson of Chambersburg PA. and Tom and (Renee’) Peterson of Guyton, GA. her grandchildren, Lee Peterson of Avoca NY, Melissa and her husband Tom Edwards of Avoca, NY, Derek Peterson of Seattle, WA, Brittany Peterson San Francisco, CA of, Kelsey Peterson of Pittsburg, PA, Kayla Peterson of Hedgesville, WV and Marcus Peterson and his wife Amanda of Guyton, GA. She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, AJ and Noah Peterson of Avoca, NY, Coryn and Ty Edwards of Avoca, NY and Emma & Hunter Peterson of Guyton, GA. She is also survived by sisters, Mavis Reniff, and Arlene (Dale) Kepner. She is also survived by a special niece Bethany Reniff.

Preceding her in death brothers, Harry Junior Hooker and Elton Hooker and sisters, Geraldine Hooker and Anne Dorsey.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Pine Crest Home for adults in Avoca, NY for making her last few years very happy ones.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Friday November 26, 2021 at 3pm at Genesis Bible Church in Scio, NY. Marilyn will be buried with her husband at the VA National Cemetery in Bath, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request memorial donations be made to Pine Crest Home for Adults, 7 Charlesworth Ave, Avoca, NY 14809.

The Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca is honored to assist Marilyn’s family with the arrangements.

To add your own personal remembrance or condolence you may click on the line below or visit the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.

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2 Responses

  1. Remembering the Sunday afternoons that we visited Aunts, Uncles and Cousins many moons ago. Usually a long ride and we never went the same route to get there. Family days have certainly changed. I’m very thankful for telephones and computers to keep in touch. We’re sorry for Marilyn’s passing but thankful that family was there with her. Rest in Peace Marilyn.

  2. Your mother was a very special person, she and Carl were my youth directors. They were influential in my Christian upbringing in teaching and good ol fashion fun, we had cookouts, swimming and hiking parties with Jesus at the center of everything. Marilyn was the sweetest person always ready to help and answer any questions I had and boy could she make the best pie. I lost my mom at the age of 13 and she was there to help me through it. I just can’t express what a beautiful person she was. I used to babysit you boys when your parents needed a night out got 25 cents an hour I would usually get about a 1.25, but you boys were no problem and went right to bed when ask. Your parents were beautiful people and raised you to believe Jesus was the way to go in life. There are many people who shaped my life and they were two of the best. I am sorry I won’t be able to attend the funeral, I will be in South Carolina, my condolences to you and your family’s a beautiful mother, grandmother and great grandmother and friend.

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