Doris C. Peterson

PORTLAND — Doris C. Peterson, 88, passed away at home in Portland on Saturday Feb. 19, 2011.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1923 in Augusta, the daughter of Herbert Abner and Addie Alvester (Brown) Gipson. She attended Hallowell schools and moved to Portland at the age of 18. In November 1941, she married Everett W. Peterson, Sr. She worked for Barber Foods for many years and retired in 1988.

Doris enjoyed traveling with her family and toured much of the country. She spent many happy summers at her daughter and son in-law’s camp at Highland Lake.

Doris was predeceased by her husband Everett in 1986; a son Ronald in 2000; a brother Victor Gipson in 2000; a daughter Elaine in 2010; and a grandson in 1984.

Surviving are a twin sister, Dorothy Lyons of Wells; a son, Everett W. Peterson, Jr. of South Portland; three daughters, Christine Sweetser of Salem, Mass., Virginia Barfield of Fairhope, Ala. and Rosetta Symonds of Casco; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at the Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home. Interment followed in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland. Please go to to share condolences, memories and tributes with the Peterson family.

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