Florence (Flo) Nelson Peterson, beloved sister of Karen Harrison and Jean Marsich, died of pneumonia on January 7, 2020. Florence attended Dominican High School in San Rafael, California and graduated from Marymount High School in Santa Barbara. She received her BA from Marymount College in Los Angeles and taught elementary school in Los Angeles and later in San Mateo. After she retired from teaching she worked as a personal assistant for several elderly clients while devoting herself to a wide array of volunteer activities. She worked at the Garden Café which benefits Stanford Children’s Hospital, drove for Meals on Wheels, volunteered for Hospice and the American Lung Society, a local theater group and The Homeless Cat Network. She was also a devoted and active member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Burlingame, Ca. In 2017 she moved to Potomac, Maryland to be closer to her two sisters and their families. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends in California.
A memorial service and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Organization. Alzheimer's Organization
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