Virginia A Peterson
October 14, 1931 – August 6, 2019
Virginia Alger Peterson, 87, of Kimball, passed away August 6, 2019. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place August 23, at 2:00pm at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering, officiated by Pastor Hod Boltjes. Online condolences may be left at www.dugankramer.com. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. Virginia was born October of 1931 at Mabscott, West Virginia. After Working several different jobs and living in Western Nebraska and raising her family, she returned to West Virginia working at West Virginia University’s Pharmacology Department. Besides raising her children, one of her greatest accomplishments was earning a Bachelor’s Degree in education and human services from the California University of Pennsylvania at the age of 73. Her motto was, “There’s no such thing as can’t if you try.” She moved back to Western Nebraska to Kimball in 2006. She loved spending time with her family, photography, gardening, and writing stories. She was a loving mother who gave her children all they needed. Survivors include her husband, Merle Peterson of Kimball; daughter, Margaret Quicke Fiala (James) Chapman of Chesterfield, VA; son, James (Jeannine) Quicke of Gering; son, Paul (Diana) Quicke of Kimball; daughter, Janie (Larry) Pollard of Oshkosh; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, David, her parents, and brother.
- Graveside Service Friday, August 23, 2019
Virginia A Peterson
August 19, 2019
I am my mother’s daughter and my mother’s mother is me. I was named after my grandmother, Virginia, but she always called me “Gin Gin”. I have so many extraordinary memories to share like dancing to Calypso at 1:00 am at a “barn bar” in WV after her brother Red’s wake, to sharing the moment of my daughter’s birth and the pictures of 4 generations together that I will treasure always, and how she shrugged her shoulders together before she giggled about something funny she had to say (usually a little “naughty” and often about cowboys!). Her achievements are many but mostly I’ll remember her strength to overcome and thrive. That’s something she passed to my mother, Margaret, who passed it to me and I hope I have passed to my daughter, Meghan. I love you Grandma, your Gin Gin.
August 17, 2019
Aunt Gin was SO pretty and SO FUN! Her and Merle's gardens were huge and beautiful. We marveled at all the home canned items in their root cellar. And enjoyed their homemade wine. When I was wandering aimlessly at a point in my twenties she invited me out to Nebraska to meet some cowboys. :) A remarkable woman. I still have on my refrigerator a newspaper clipping about when she graduated with her bachelor's degree at age 73!
August 15, 2019
My mom will always be close to my heart, but the thing that I thank I will always remember is the word afacciadie that word was always used in my nightly prayer as I got older I had to think about what I was saying and why, we were from the south and had a southern drawl so the word I used at night went like this." Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the lord my soul to keep IF I SHOULD DIE before I wake I pray the lord my soul to take".
Love you Mom
August 14, 2019
I was so blessed to have the greatest mother-inlaw . She was a great friend and I loved her very much. She cared for her family over all else. She was a blessing in my life.
Even when she didn't member my name she would call me 'her girl" and show me to her manor friends. One day she whispered in my ear and ask if I could get her a book that would help her to get out of "this place". She never lost her since of humor and wanted to chase cowboys until the end. (A joke between us).
She shared her favorite scripture was John 15: 1 thru 11.. she quoted it to me at that time and we shared our love for God together. Mom I will miss you. Looking forward to a visit in heaven.