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Muriel L. Peterson-Dashiell

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TULSA, Okla. — Muriel L. Peterson-Dashiell, age 96, formerly of Nisswa, passed away April 1, 2011, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born July 5, 1914, in Minneapolis, the daughter of the late Irving L. and Sophie Olson Green. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Muriel was married to Lawrence Raymond Peterson on Sept. 9, 1939, until his death Jan. 25, 1968. She later married Newton “Dash” Dashiell from June 23, 1979, until his death on Feb. 4, 2004. Muriel was a long time Minnesota resident, and was also a Sun City, Ariz., “snowbird” for many years. For the last four years, she had been living in Tulsa, Okla., near her son, Bob and daughter-in-law, Cindy. Muriel is survived by son, Donald R. Peterson and wife, Janet; daughter, Margaret L. Peterson; and son, Robert A. Peterson and wife, Cindy; four grandchildren, Don Peterson Jr., Kristen Erickson, Christopher Peterson and Claire Peterson; six great-grandchildren; and many good friends and extended family. She is also survived by stepsons, Thomas G. Dashiell and wife, Marilyn, Dave Dashiell and wife, Terry; four grandchildren, Adam Dashiell and wife, Jeanine, Marea Dashiell, Aaron Dashiell and wife, Cynthia, Lea Langhoff and husband, Joshua; and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of Valley of Peace Lutheran Church of Golden Valley, Minn. She was later a member of Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa, Minn. Her faith in God was important to her throughout her life. Muriel was known to be a warm, caring lady with a very positive attitude. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Wherever she lived, she tended to her gardens and enjoyed the flowers and birds. To the very end, she had a twinkle in her lovely blue eyes, a beautiful, welcoming smile, and was always grateful to see friends and family, whom she dearly loved. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her honor to the charity of your choice. Some of her favorites were the churches she attended, the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. Arrangements are by Moore Funeral Home in Tulsa, Okla., and Washburn- McReavy in Minneapolis. Services were at The Memorial Chapel at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis with interment to follow. Washburn-McReavy, Davies Chapel.

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