Shirley Rae Peters

October 21, 1934March 3, 2018
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Shirley Rae (Jacobsen) Peters was born October 21, 1934 in Waterloo, IA to Otto Jacobsen and Camilla (Fredricksen) Jacobsen. On June 18, 1953 she married Jack Duane Peters in New Hampton, IA. Shirley and Jack made their home in Charles City, IA until 1982. They then moved to Longview, TX before ultimately making their home in Katy, TX.

Over the years, Shirley worked for Ray’s Pizza, Secretary for The Charles City Municipal Airport, Bookkeeper for K-Mart in both Charles City, IA and Longview, TX. In 1986 she began working in Houston, TX at MacGregor Medical Association as a Medical Transcriptionist. She remained at MacGregor Medical Association until her retirement. She later enjoyed working part-time as a tour guide for the George Ranch Historical Park and Museum, Rosenberg, TX.

Shirley was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Charles City, IA and Parkway Fellowship Church, Katy, TX. She was also a former member of Sweet Adeline’s and Arts in the Park, Charles City, IA. She enjoyed bowling, camping, horses, singing, dancing, drawing, painting, Elvis music and movies. She leaves behind special memories of her and Jack dancing and an array of her beautiful paintings along with many loving and fun-filled times with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters: Deb Hammel; Teri (Robert) Brown; Sherry (Gary) Singer; Renee Fisher; Jacki (Walter) Vail and Jodi Dukat. Grandchildren: Ryan Hammel; Kevin (Erin) Hammel; Jay McCleary (Jennifer Michael); Paul McCleary (Donna Clark); Heather McCleary (Nigel Berry); Scott Tweed; Corey (Jenny) Parcher; Kristen (Todd) Hart; Renee (Jonathan) Owen; Kelsey (Danny) Jacobson; Natalie Fisher (Christopher Perroni); Travis Fisher; Lauren Fisher; Misty (Matthew) Tiemann; Amber Vail; Brandi Vail (Steven Badger); Gage Dukat and Jack Dukat. Along with 28 Great-Grandchildren, and several Nieces & Nephews. She is also survived by special friends Sue Hart and Ralph Oliver. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Jack Peters; Parents, Otto & Camilla Jacobsen; Father-in-Law, John Peters; Mother-in-Law, Juanita (Scott) Peters; Sister, Joanne Green; Brother-in-Law, Gene Green; Sister-in-Law, Connie Matheny; Son-in-Law, Rick Fisher; Son-in-Law, Scott Dukat; Granddaughter, Ashley Fisher; Nephew, Paul Erlandson.

For those desiring, condolences may be sent to the family C/O: Sherry Singer, 21423 Park Bluff, Katy, TX 77450.


  • Memorial Service With Reception to Follow Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Deb Hammel

March 17, 2018

Today is the day we say goodbye. I love you Mom. And in your honor (because I know how much you loved it), I'm actually wearing lipstick! Until we meet again. All my love Debbie

Renee Owen

March 17, 2018

Sherry Singer

March 16, 2018

I am going to miss the phone ringing, morning, noon, or night, you knew I would always be there to answer. I am going to miss when I would stop by after work and we would watch The Andy Griffith Show. I don't think however that I will miss the grocery store though. I know you are in the next level of destination, and you are with Dad, Connie, JoAnn, Scott, Ashley, and all the others that went before you. I hope you get to meet Elvis, and dad does not get mad. We have your paintings to always remind us of you. You will be greatly missed here on Earth, but we will never forget you.
Daughter Number Three

Darleen Morrison

March 16, 2018

Dear Shirley's Family,
I am thinking of you and all your family as I know hoe you feel! I am not over my husband's passing in Jan. So I did not want to talk long as all I would do is cry over losing such a good and wonderful friend.
When we were young we had such good times. One time Shirley and I put our dolls in a baby buggy and we walked downtown pushing the buggy pretending they were real. They were bundled up in case someone looked in there. We went into the stores also with the dolls and buggy. All us girls loved listening to Shirley's mother play the piano.
Darleen Morrison

Mackenzie Roberts

March 16, 2018

Dear Shirley's Children,
Hi, this is Mackenzie. I would like to thank Shirley for letting me have that painting. I really did love coming over and visiting her. That painting she gave me means a lot. I really appreciate that. I know how much work and extra effort she has put into painting those, and I know how much she loved painting. I am going to miss going over to see her and her paintings. She was a really good person.

Natalie Fisher

March 13, 2018

Missing you so much Grandma! Just seems like there’s never enough time and before we know it loved ones are taken away from us either too soon or their time is up before we know it. You were always there for every single one of us in your own way!. Just wishing we had another day to spend with you. To hear you laugh, to see you smile or to listen to old stories. I will always treasure all the memories I had growing up with you. Until we meet again give everyone a big hug and kiss from us! Love you!!!

Karen Conrad-Maly

March 13, 2018

We love you all so much and are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with His abundant Grace. Our love, Henry and Karen

Jacki Vail

March 12, 2018

May the winds of Heaven blow softly... and whisper in your ear... How much we love and miss you and wish that you were here. Love you Mom!!!

Renee Fisher

March 12, 2018

In Loving Memory Of Mom –
Things I feel most deeply, are the hardest things to say.
Dearest Mom, I loved you so much, in the most special way.
If I could have one lifetime wish one dream that could come true,
I’d pray to God, with all my heart, for yesterday with you. –

Missing you Mom...Love, Renee