Dixie Lee Peterson, 81, passed August 28, 2021 in Colorado Springs. She was born April 25, 1940 in Gaines, Pennsylvania to Marion Elizabeth (Barnhart) & Joseph Breckenridge Kearse. She graduated from the Galeton Area High School and attended Penn State University.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dennis Clyde Peterson; her two sons, Eric and Mike Peterson; her brothers, John and Tom Kearse; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceasing her were her parents, her son, Andrew Peterson and her sister, Judith Ann (Kearse) Waugh.
Dixie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and loving sister, aunt, daughter and cousin. She had a green thumb and showed her grandchildren just what needed to be done. Dixie was an artist, art teacher and a longtime ceramic shop owner, designing her own creations. She was a Red Hat Lady and an Air Force wife.
Dixie had such an impact on the people around her and knew how to love unconditionally. She will be missed dearly by so many.
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