Viva Peterson
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Obituary of Viva Peterson

Mrs. Viva Beth Peterson, age 67 a resident of Auburndale passed away Tues. April 10, 2018. Mrs. Peterson was born Aug. 29, 1950 to Albert Joel and Ida Belle (Dennis) Cooprider. She was a resident of Auburndale for 60 yrs. and graduated from Auburndale High School Class of 1968. Viva retired from Commercial Carrier after 19 yrs. and then retired after 3 yrs. from Alpine Engineering as the Admin. Assistant. She attended Berea Baptist Church of Auburndale, was an avid reader and a member of the Miniature Guild of Lakeland. She enjoyed baking & decorating cakes, building dioramas and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers – Joel & Pat and 1 sister – Jean.


Viva is survived by her loving family;


Husband of 47 yrs.:         Larry Peterson of Auburndale

3 Sons:                          Joel (Sylvia) Peterson of Lakeland

                                      Jeremy (Ashley) Peterson of Auburndale

                                      Larry L. Peterson of Lakeland

Daughter:                      Carrie (Brad) Dickerson of Auburndale

Sister:                            Shirley (Shannon) Terry of Polk City

6 Grandchildren:           Madalyn, Bryanna, Brandon, Krislyn, Brogen

                                      & Ansleigh




A memorial service will be 11 AM Monday, April 16, 2018 at Kersey Funeral Home.