Winifred Ruth Peterson


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Winifred Ruth Peterson

Winifred Ruth Peterson (Bogart) was born to Wendell & Ida (Stapleton) Bogart on November 2, 1924 in Saint Andrews, Washington.


The youngest of four children, she was raised on a dry land wheat farm. She graduated from Northwest Bible Institute

(Northwest University) in 1945 and attended church faithfully throughout her life. Winifred married Arthur Peterson in Coulee City, Washington on September 21, 1945. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As an accomplished pianist and organist, she found great joy in bringing music to church services and ceremonies for many years. She was also an excellent seamstress that served many with her sewing and crafts. She led the Mary Martha women’s church prayer group for almost forty years and was a dedicated Sunday school teacher for sixty years.

image of Winifred PetersonWinifred is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Peterson, her brother Maurice Bogart, sister Mildred Sheibner, sister Doris Effman, and eldest daughter Rosemary Anne Peterson. She is survived by her three children Ronald Edward Peterson, Roger Duane Peterson, and Robin Lynette Bencon. She is also survived by her grandchildren Ron and Debbie Peterson, Jake and Shelley Peterson, Jamie and Nick Rendler, Joshua and Zia Bingaman, Amy and Paul Smith, and Thomas Bingaman. She is survived by her nine great-grandchildren Katie (21 years old), Ainsley (17), Ezra (8), Titus (6), Bo (5), Chaelea (4), Jude (4), Karlin (18 mos), and Hadassah (5 mos).

Winifred passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2020 surrounded by her loving family in prayer. She is laid to rest in Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, Washington.  In lieu of flowers, her family respectfully requests that donations be made to Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington in her honor.

3 Responses to “Winifred Ruth Peterson”

  • Gary Peterson says:

    There are so many wonderful memories of my wonderful Aunt Winifred that I could write a chapter in a book. She was a Godly woman who loved her Savior, loved her family, and loved others. I remember enjoying meals together, always spiced with good conversations to go along with good food. I enjoyed her sense of humor and that little mischievous smile that made you wonder what she might be up to. Her dedication to her Lord and her family and her church were exemplary. And you know she had to be a strong, tough woman because after all, she married a Swede. She used to say “If you’re not Dutch, you’re not much.” And I’d say if you want to improve the breed, you marry a Swede. And we’d laugh. I count it a joy and privilege to be a part of the family. I and my family will miss her, but we know we will see her again in that home she is now enjoying with those who have gone before her. And I pray that all of us will be ready on that day when we leave these old bodies behind. I know Aunt Winifred prayed that way too. Her nephew, Gary

  • Aaron Peterson says:

    I was very happy to see her at NL when I went for playing board games. I admire her piano ability. We went her house for an even that frequently occurred during seafair, so hydroplane races were on the TV. The little play well and wind ornaments were favorite things to play with. — A grandnephew

  • Wendy Peterson Yadock says:

    I always thought that it was great to have an Aunt that was such an easy going and positive person. And yes, she also had a great sense of humor. I will surely miss her, but we know now that she is with the Lord and at peace. When I was growing up, I thought it was neat that she and I were the only 2 people in the Peterson family with the initials “WP”. I have many fond memories of our time together.

    Her niece, Wendy

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