May 22, 2024

Audrey Venita Peterson

Audrey Venita Peterson, 93, died January 20, 2017 at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains, Dodge Ctiy. She was born on October 31, 1923 in Dodge City, the daughter of Sadie Diehl. 

Audrey was a lifetime resident of Dodge City. She attended Dodge City schools, graduating from Dodge City High School in 1942. On July 15, 1943, she married Harry L. Peterson. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2014. Audrey was a homemaker and later worked in food service for USD 443 for 18 years, retiring in 1988.

She was a member of Central Christian Church where she also taught Sunday School, Royal Neighbors, and the V.F.W. Auxiliary all of Dodge City.

Audrey is survived by three daughters, Nancy Jo Browne of Dodge City, Judy Byer of Cimarron, and Susan Bristor of Dodge City; two sons, Dennis Peterson and Darrel Peterson both of Dodge City; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. In addition to her husband, Harry, Audrey is preceded in death by her mother and two grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Dodge City on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM with Pastor David Johnson presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from Noon to 8:00 PM with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM . Memorials are suggested to the Ford County Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at