Gladys "Gee" Peterson

August 08, 1926, January 31, 2019

Gladys “Gee” Peterson

Gladys “Gee” Peterson, 92, of Beaumont, died Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. A native of Richmond, Virginia, she was born to Edith and John Jordan. After obtaining special permission, Gladys became the first young woman to take mechanical drawing classes at John Marshall High School. Thereafter she became the first woman to work as a drafter for the Virginia Highway Department. After marrying Henry “Hal” Peterson, the couple lived in Wilmington, Delaware, and in 1961 the family relocated to Beaumont.

Gladys is preceded in death by her husband, Hal and her brother, Edwin. Survivors include her daughter, Marsha Peterson of Lumberton; son, Mark Peterson of Houston; niece, Jean Daniels of Williamsburg, Virginia; cousin, Pat Brauer of Midlothian, Virginia; nephew, Marshall Peterson III of Hailey, Idaho; and her church family at North End Baptist Church, in Beaumont.

A gathering of Mrs. Peterson’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with her memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Her children send special thanks and appreciation to all her family and friends as well as to the Ben and Julie Rogers Cancer Center and Harbor Hospice.

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, February 08, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Memorial Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, February 08, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Family Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (3)

  • Susan Knabeschuh

    07 February 2019 at 01:13 | #

    Mrs. and Mr. Peterson were friends of my parents for many years until my parents passed. Lovely people. My condolences to Mrs. Peterson's family for their sad loss.


  • Jean Daniels

    06 February 2019 at 16:05 | #

    My Aunt had a way of making everyone feel special. Our weekly conversations were the most special. I will always have a place in my heart full of love just for her.


  • Raven Laster

    06 February 2019 at 02:30 | #

    I had the privilege to know Ms.Gladys ,for a short time, what a Beautiful Lady inside and out that I’m sure that touch the heart of all that knew her, and will be missed. With deepest sympathy, prayers for the family.


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