The Lusk Herald
August 12, 1992
H. Mahlon Peterson
Funeral services for H. Mahlon Peterson, 89, were held today, Aug. 12, 1992, at the United Methodist Church in Torrington with the Rev. Lonnie Johnston officiating. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery. Peterson died at Community Hospital on Aug. 8, 1992. Memorial gifts to the Goshen County 4-H Foundation would be appreciated.
He was born May 11, 1903, at Lead, S.D., the son of John Nestande and Sophia (Matson) Peterson. The family moved by rail to a homestead south of Van Tassell in 1913 where they ranched and farmed for many years. Mahlon married a neighbor girl, Bessie McKelvey on Dec. 20, 1930, in Harrison, Neb., and they lived on the ranch in the Prairie Center community until they retired and moved to Torrington in 1972.
He was very active in community affairs all his life, being a member of Farm Bureau, the Republican Party, a 4-H leader and on the Wyoming Commission on Aging. He was instrumental in the building of the Prairie Center School and in the development of the Senior Citizens Friendship Center in Torrington.
He was an avid fan of the Torrington Junior Legion Baseball Program, attending all the home games for many years. He moved into the newly built Evergreen Court, being the third resident there.
He is survived by his son, Mahlon Nestande Peterson and his wife, Donna, of rural Torrington; daughter, Phyllis Ann Hoy of Scottsbluff, Neb.; six grandchildren, Eric and Clay Peterson, Rosann Babl, Kathryn Votruba, Rocky and Rodney Hoy; great-grandchildren, Alisha and Lindsey Hoy, Lloyd Votruba, Ryan and Tyler Joy, Mae Lynn and Tandy Peterson and Jennifer and Jeffrey Babl.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, one sister, one half-brother and one half-sister.
Dennis Charles McKelvey (October 29, 1946 - June 27, 1948)Donald McKelvey (March 8, 1942 - December 31, 1996)Edna R. McKelvey (April 22, 1883 - May 13, 1949)Edward McKelvey (October 22, 1878 - February 23, 1957)Emily McKelvey (October 26, 1909 - April 10, 1978)Harlan Scott McKelvey (July 21, 1915 - June 21, 1968)Joel John McKelvey (September 9, 1942 - October 22, 1945)Julia McKelvey (February 26, 1941 - February 2, 1993)Ralph Rule McKelvey (September 15, 1903 - October 10, 1986)Scott Neal McKelvey (December 23, 1948 - July 15, 1955)Steven Leo McKelvey (June 3, 1951 - April 5, 1956)Henry H. Petersen (May 8, 1881 - August 28, 1954)Bessie Rose Peterson (November 24, 1906 - January 23, 1985)John Nestande Peterson (March 10, 1854 - April 11, 1949)Oliver Bertram Peterson (September 20, 1894 - January 7, 1964)
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