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Mildred passed away at home, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Ely, Nevada to Orvis and Louise Robison.  She graduated from White Pine High School and married Gene Peterson in 1952.  They moved to Sparks, Nevada in 1961.  She enjoyed working 30 years for the State of Nevada – 15 at UNR and 15 at Nevada Department of Wildlife.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene, and her sister Kathryn.

Mildred is survived by her children Don (Jackie) Peterson, Karen Roesler and Jim Peterson, eight grandchildren:  Kari, Emily, Katie, Claire, Elizabeth, Lucas, Miriam, Lydia and six great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister, Phyllis Merrell of Hanford, CA.  Mildred enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, gardening, sewing and reading.  At her request, no services will be held.