Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO


Linda Peterburs

February 28, 1955September 9, 2019

64, beloved sister, aunt, and friend. Lin was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 28, 1955 and passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado on September 9, 2019. Lin loved to travel and enjoyed the beauty in life; in jewelry, art and scenery. She loved animals – even knitting blankets for stray kittens and giving a good home to many cats over the years. She was known for her generosity and kindness. She will be sorely missed. She is survived by her sisters, Darlene Smithling and Gail (John) Campbell; nieces, Lori (Brian) Giernacky and Michelle (Joshua) Hicks; great nephews, Titus Giernacky and Brian Michael Hicks; great niece Tessa Giernacky; and her dear canine companion, Lilbit. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Peterburs in 2005; brother, Dalton Walter Taylor; sister, Barbara Jean Taylor and her parents Ramona and James Taylor. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 12, 5:00-7:00pm at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. A Funeral Service will be on Friday, September 13, 1:00pm at Heritage Pentecostal Church, 2950 Monica Dr, Colorado Springs CO 80916. A brief committal will follow at Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S 26th St, Colorado Springs CO 80904, where she will be laid to rest with Richard.


  • James Taylor, Father (deceased)
  • Ramona Taylor, Mother (deceased)
  • Richard Peterburs, Husband (deceased)
  • Darlene Smithling, Sister
  • Gail (John) Campbell, Sister
  • Lori (Brian) Giernacky, Niece
  • Michelle (Joshua) Hicks, Niece
  • Titus Giernacky, Great Nephew
  • Brian Michael Hicks, Great Nephew
  • Tessa Giernacky, Great Niece
  • Dalton Walter Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Barbara Jean Taylor, Sister (deceased)


  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Graveside Committal Friday, September 13, 2019


Linda Peterburs

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Cindy Sanchez

September 20, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I'm one of her neighbors. Although, I didn't know her well, she was always so nice. It was easy to see she had a big heart. First when she worked with the local trap & release program with the Humane Society to get several feral kittens fixed and when she adopted 'lilbit. She took her pup everywhere she went.
She was the kind of person who offered her help without you needing to ask, which is rare these days. When my friend, Cara's car was overheating, Linda would leave gallons of water at our doorstep so that Cara could fill the radiator. Linda offered to follow her to the mechanic's shop so she wouldn't get stranded. When I was out chopping my high grass in the yard with shears, Linda would come over & tell me I could use her lawn mower. Another time, Cara & I found a loose dog in Sondermann & Linda offered to keep the dog in her backyard until the owner, whom we contacted could come pick up the dog.
These gestures meant alot to us & we'll always remember her kindness.
My condolences to her family & friends, we will miss our neighbor Linda.

Darlene Smithling

September 11, 2019

Lin, you were a truly beautiful person and I love you with all my heart and will miss you so very much!

Lori Giernacky

September 11, 2019

How do you put a life time of memories in such a small space. Memories of her helping to teach me to crochet when I was 4. Memories of her St. Bernard named George that was bigger than me, but I still insisted on walking him. Special gifts that she gave me. Our long talks about animals, crafts, places we've been, health. She respected my opinion when I talked. That means more to me than anything. She helped us find our home that we're in now. She was a very knowledgeable woman about many things. We became friends in the last few years, not just relatives. I'm so thankful for that. I love you Lin and I will miss you!