Lives Lived: Laura Peter |

Lives Lived: Laura Peter

Laura Lee Peter, 61, of Nevada City, died Thursday, Feb. 4 in Nevada City.

A full chapel service will be at noon Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City.

She was born on April 24, 1948, in Nevada City, to Jack Dwight and Lucille Forkner Dwight.

She married Frank Peter on Sept. 4, 1994, in Reno, Nev.

Mrs. Peter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and worked for the state of California in the accounting department. At one time, she was an owner of Peterson’s Corners Restaurant and Bar in North San Juan.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Peter of Nevada City; children, Ben Peter, Dwaine Showman, Deanna James and Elizabeth Showman; step-daughter, Lynn Peter; siblings, Susie (Ron) Carman, Jack (Julie) Dwight; sister-in-law Joan Peter; six grandchildren including step-grandsons Ben and Brandon Peter; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Peter was preceded in death by her first husband, Ben Peter, brother to Frank Peter; and her parents, Jack Dwight and Lucille Dwight Poulter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital Leukemia Center at the University of California, Davis.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, Nevada City.

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