Mary Ann Peterson, age 85, passed away September 29, 2018 in Post Falls, ID surrounded by her daughters.
Born July 20, 1933 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Michael J. Rustick and Irene Saboski. She was the youngest of three children. She attended Union High School in Union, New Jersey, Drake Business School and TWA Stewardess Training in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mary Ann met her spouse, Carl O. Peterson on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore. They fell in love and married in 1957 in Union, NJ. They lived most of their life in Medford, NJ where they rasied their five children before moving to Mead, WA in 1991. After Carl passed away, Mary Ann lived with her daughter for a few years and then resided at Guardian Angel Homes for the past 3 years.
Her occupations included working for General Motors Corp. as a receptionist in New York City; TWA Airlines as a stewardess from 1954 to 1957; US Gypsum Co. in sales; Okidata, and ORREFORS Crystal Co. in sales. Mary Ann enjoyed many different hobbies including art. She was a self taught
and accomplished artist and even exhibited her artwork on occasion. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, singing, and reading. She was an active member of the parish at Immaculate Conception Church in Post Falls and a member of the Third Order of St. Francis since 2012.
Mary Ann is survived by her daughters Becky (Ben) Brausen of Post Falls, ID, Liz (Al) Deshano of Mullica Hill, NJ, and Patty (Chuck) Moles of Otis Orchards, WA; sons William (Lynn) Peterson and Eric (Lynn Marie) Peterson both of Marlton, NJ. Mary Ann is also survived by 13 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
The Viewing for Mary Ann will be held at Bell Tower Funeral Home, 3398 E. Jenalan Ave., Post Falls, ID 83854 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5-7pm followed by the Rosary at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 606 E. 5thAve, Post Falls ID on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10 am followed with a Christian Burial at St. Joseph Cemetary in Spokane Valley, WA. A Reception to follow for family and friends.
In Lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Saint Dominic School, 20274 W. Riverview Dr., Post Falls, ID where her grandaughter attends.