Nancy Marie Petersen

November 05, 1934 - April 20, 2013

Nancy Marie Petersen

November 05, 1934 - April 20, 2013


Nancy Marie Petersen, age 78, passed away on April 20, 2013 in Bellingham, WA. She is preceded in death by her father, Ted McGinnis, mother, Marie Jackson Usitalo, step-mother, Audrey McGinnis, and step-father, Eino Usitalo. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Petersen of Bellingham, sons; Jeff (Stephanie) Starkenburg of Bellingham and Brent (Micki) Starkenberg of Big Lake, AK, daughter Jill (Tim) Vannice of Penticton, BC, sons-in-law; Craig Petersen of Concrete, WA and Chris (Michelle) Petersen of San Diego, CA, 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Nancy enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Please share your thoughts and memories of Nancy at

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A memorial service and reception will be held on Friday April 26th at 11:00 AM in the chapel at Greenacres Memorial Park, 5700 Northwest Dr., Ferndale, WA.

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7 responses to Nancy Marie Petersen

  1. Debbie says:

    Aunt Nancy was a fun woman who made a room light up. She offered herself with her heart and there was a warmth of love you could feel when around her. I’m so thankful she is safely in the arms of Jesus and no longer suffers. She was a great lady and will be missed by many.

  2. Dear sweet niece, Was there ever a moment when your arms were not warm and welcoming? I think not. In childhood we shared sleep-overs and playdates. and maybe a few tap dance lessons. Your mother was certain that you were going to be the next Shirley Temple….-…and for us you were. You sang, you danced and you were cute as a button. You inherited your dads smile and sweet nature. We lost touch as we grew but during my visits to B’ham a lunch together was always on the agenda. I will miss you. Be at peace. With love, Barbara

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