Aunt Margie laughing about when she first learned to cook
Aunt Margie was always saying we had to wait until you were born, before we could get married.
A very special Christmas Eve,
Aunt Margie invited us over to hear the Christmas story read by Uncle Pete.
Thanksgiving dinners when everybody brought food and we had a house full of people who loved each other.
Fourth of July picnics in the backyard.
Remember going camping and we all had to get out of the car so we could go up the hill.
Visiting you all in Beafort,SC and Cherry Point.
Remember making a cassette tape to send to Aunt Margie in Hawaii Angie and I were singing on it.. Remember?
I will miss your mom. Her words of encouragment and wisdom will be in my heart.
Love and Prayers to all of you. Love JOyce
Les & family
Have been thinking of you and
know this has been a difficult
time. Our prayers have been with you all the time. We know
she is in a better place and
has no pain now. I wish we could have been there, but for
health reasons it was impossible. Take care and God
will be with you.
Much love, your sister Evelyn and George.
Lester H. Pederson , Norfolk
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004
Lester Harding “Pete” Pederson, 83, passed away Dec. 19, 2004, in his residence in Leigh Hall Retirement Residence. A native of Madison, S.D., he was a son of the late John and Emma Pederson and for 53 years was the beloved husband of the late Margie Anna McPherson Pederson. Pete was retired after 28 years as a master gunnery sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk. He is survived by three sons, John W. Pederson and wife Cynthia of Virginia Beach, Robert Lester Pederson of Apple Valley, Calif., and Roger S. Pederson and wife Marian of Chesapeake; two brothers, Clifford Pederson of Brookings, S.D., and Julian Pederson of Lewiston, Idaho; one sister, Neva Egeberg of Brookings; four grandchildren, Heather Haynie, Christopher Pederson, Shelby Fuscoe and Katie Spradlin; two step-grandchildren, Sean Boswell and Kevin Boswell; and six great-grandchildren, Tanner Pederson, Dalton Fuscoe, Alex Haynie, Gabrielle Hopkins, Karyn Hopkins and Abigail Haynie. He was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence Pederson and Francis Pederson; and two sisters, Dorothy Coulson and Evelyn Norby. The family will receive friends in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., today from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 1:30 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Dick Baker. Burial with full military honors will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Norfolk, 312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502.
Mother we love you very much and will miss you so much, Keep up the good fight, for one love in Jesus Christ.
Please know that Grandma Pederson and her family are in our prayers. She is a fine lady,and in all the years over 20 that I never once heard her say an unkind word or complain at all about anyone or anything. I will always remember her sweet smile and positive attitude.
To Pete, Billy, Bob & Roger,
Do not mourn the loss of one who has been blessed by the love and devotion she gave and received from her husband, her children and all the family and friends that knew her. Rejoice in believing that she is not only proud but at peace knowing that she has been so blessed. You should be assured that you have validated the love and respect you have felt for her. She was never afraid of crossing over. She opened her heart to all of God’s plans. Appreciate the time you have had to share your love with her and appreciate the time you have now to share that love with each other.
We feel deep sorry for your loss. The Wrights – Steve, Laura, Jason, and Justin