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Pauline Peterson, 88, of Duncan, Oklahoma went to be with her Heavenly Father Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Funeral services are at noon Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Graham officiating. Interment will follow at Henderson Harris Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends at the funeral home Thursday, Jan. 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Pauline was born to Bennie Richards and Amanda Jackson on May 30, 1928, in Hennepin, Oklahoma. At an early age her family moved to Perry, Oklahoma, where she grew up and attended Blaine High School. On June 21 Pauline married Ruben Peterson and lived for many years in Deming, New Mexico. They moved to Duncan, Oklahoma in February of 1980. She began attending Word of Life Church, formerly Jones Chapel, in 1990 where she was a faithful member until her passing. She served as an Usher and held the position of President for many years. Her career began as a housekeeper, then she added child care provider and care taker for the elderly. She lived a full life working to take care of her children.
Pauline had a very loving, caring and enthusiastic life. She was a woman that believed in the Power of God and the saving Grace of Jesus Christ. His Power and His Grace ruled her life and were the principals she lived by.
She leaves to cherish her memories her eight children, Amanda L. Brown (Sam), Phyllis Goldsmith, Willard Jackson (Carmilita), Nena Kidd (Willie), Lionel Austin, Theophyllis Hudson (Debra), Nathan Vester and O'retha Lewis; 24 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sons: Virgil L. Shelton, Donald Ray and Anthony Vester; and one daughter, Sabrina Austin.
Condolences may be left to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 13, 2017
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