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Eileen M. Peterson (Boggess)

Eileen M. Peterson (Boggess)Eileen M. Peterson (Boggess), a devout Christian, age 70, of Deland, FL, entered the gates of Heaven April 6, 2013, while surrounded by her loving family.

Born Dec. 29, 1942, in Amsterdam, she was a daughter of the late Marvin and Addie (Dooley) Boggess.

Eileen was a woman of faith and received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior early in her life.  She was a very loving, beautiful and angelic wife, mother, sister and friend.  We lost our angel here on earth but look forward to the day we will see her again.  

Family and friends were Eileen's passion and delight.  She loved to travel, keep a tidy house and play Mexican Railroad, Yahtzee, and Rummikub.  Eileen was the most loving, caring, non-judgmental person anyone could ever meet.

You were a precious gift from God above,
So much beauty, grace and love.

You touched our hearts in so many ways,

Your smile so bright even on the bad days.

You heard God's whisper calling you home,

You didn't want to go and leave us alone.

You loved us so much, you held on tight,

Till all your strength was gone and you could no longer fight.
He had called your name many times before,

You knew you couldn't make him wait anymore.

So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away,

Knowing that with our love we will be together again someday.

Until that day arrives, we will hold on to all the love you gave each and everyone of us and cherish all our precious memories.  We love you so much.

Eileen is survived by her loving, caring, devoted husband of 52 years, David Peterson, whom she married Jan. 6, 1961; a son, Randy (RuthAnn) Peterson of Albuquerque, NM; two daughters, Tina (Dennis) Arbogast of Massillon and Tamara (Steven) Dooley of Deland, FL; six grandchildren, Tiffany, Michael, Krystal, David, Megan, and Hannah; three great grandchildren, Ciara, Jacob and Aiden; four sisters, Dorothy Miller of Waynesburg, Florence (Joe) McClosky of Carrollton, Juanita (David) Guess of Amsterdam and her twin sister, Maxine (Daryl) Bowers of Plain City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Leonard (Bob) and Harley Boggess.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. in Church of God in Amsterdam with Pastor David Guess officiating.  Burial will follow in Simmons Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation will be in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home in Carrollton Thursday from 6-8 p.m