Patricia E. Peterson

May 16, 1939December 8, 2020

Patricia E. Peterson, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the Rolling Green Care Center in Nevada, Iowa . She was born May 16, 1939 in Ames, Iowa to John and Maxine (Hayworth) Bachman. Some places she worked included the bait shop, kitchen aide at the Woodward State Hospital, enjoyed setting up a table for flea markets with her husband Don, and was vital in running the Ames Tribune and then retiring after 11 years.

Patricia is survived by her three children, Barbara, Gary and Larry Peterson; step-children, Terry Criep and Mel Dwyer; many grandchildren; one great-grand child; and two sisters, Carol Avery and Edith Kay Wilck. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; daughter, Donna Brighten; granddaughter, April Truschceff; and brothers, Larry Hill and Buck Buchman.

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mel Cockerham

December 11, 2020

I am so very sorry for Barb and the entire family. I was hoping to get to see her in the spring hoping covid would be better. She was my little buddy we had a great friendship when I worked at rgv. She loved her diet pepsi & sweets. I named her Sassy Pat she would always grin or laugh. I tried to make sure she was stalked up on Pepsi when the cupcake truck came around she got a fancy cupcake. Sassy will always hold a special place in my heart. My deepest condolences to all. Mel Cockerham

Traci Wheeler

December 10, 2020

I remember how sweet she was when I went to see her and gave her flowers for mothers day 2.5 years ago.Rip you will be missed