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Juneau resident Earline Faye Peters died May 29, 2009, from complications of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She was 68.
Born Feb. 18, 1941, to Earl and Bertha (Monsen) Drescher, she grew up in Seattle and graduated from Ballard High School in 1959.
She moved to Anchorage in 1967, and while her children were growing up, she was a homemaker and managed the family business. She made Anchorage her home for 32 years before moving to Juneau in 1999.
She was an avid bowler for many years and later in life enjoyed crochet, reading, word search puzzles, beading and making people smile. Upon her retirement, she loved traveling by motor home around the United States seeing historical sights.
She was an active member of the Baha'i faith, a member of the Pioneers of Alaska Women's Igloo 6 and Queen Mother for the maiden Alaska chapter of the Red Hat Society in Juneau.
She also was a former member and officer of the Ballard Emblem Club 216, lifetime member of the PTA and member of the WIBC and Anchorage 500 Club.
She was preceded in death by both her parents.
She is survived by four children, Robert Peters and wife, Cynda, of Lynnwood, Wash., Beverly Boyd and husband, Bill, of Anchorage, Russell Peters and wife, Lisa, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bill Peters and wife, Lisa, of Juneau; grandchildren Taylor and Robert Peters of Lynnwood, Wash., Allison and Emily Boyd of Anchorage, Shelbi Peters of Colorado Springs, and Sam, Lauren and Earl Peters, of Juneau.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Alaskan Memorial Park Mortuary and Crematory, 3839 Riverside Drive. Her ashes will be buried at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park in Seattle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, American Lung Association or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to Alaskan Memorial Park.