Adela Elena Peterson

Jul 8, 1936 – May 17, 2018

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Adela Elena Peterson

July 8, 1936 – May 17, 2018

 On July 8, 1936, a vibrant, loving, and generous spirit was born in Laboulaye, Argentina.  She was named Adela and joined her older sister Alicia and her parents Modesto and Adela.  As the sisters reached school age they moved to Cordoba where the girls were enrolled in a Catholic boarding school.  Soon they moved to Buenos Aires where they would finish school.

Adela would go on to become a Secretary at the Bayer Company and eventually move on to a similar position for the Argentina Navy.  By 1965 she decided to go to Los Angeles to study and improve her English skills, fully intending to return to Argentina.  It wasn’t long before she was fully employed as a Travel Agent and soon became Manager of the May Company Travel Agency in North Hollywood, California.  She would eventually retire from AAA Lynnwood.

In 1974 Adela met, fell in love with and married Richard Peterson.  Soon Richard was transferred to Seattle, where she discovered yet another love…the Puget Sound area.  Although they and their family were transferred to other parts of the U.S. her heart remained in the Puget Sound area and always looked forward to getting back to nature and the arts that she enjoyed so much.  In later years Adela and Richard were finally able to fulfill many of their travel dreams and visit many areas of the world that seemed impossible in their earlier years.

Adela was a kind, caring and generous wife, Mother and friend of many.  Her greatest joy in life was always her family.

Adela is survived by her husband Richard, daughter Cristina, son Eric and daughter-in-law Frances, all of Seattle, her sister Alicia Moreno, her niece Carolina Moreno and her nephew Martin Moreno, all of Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Epiphany Parish of Seattle on June 9, 3:00 pm

Adela will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery.

Her family asks that in lieu of flowers or remembrances donations be made in her memory to Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)


Gustavo Tarrab
Leavittsburg, Oh
Jun 10, 2018

Richard and family,

I am so sorry to here about Adela passing. I remember her fondly from family get-togethers when I was little. She was a lovely person and I always remember her smiles. My condolences to Richard and family.

A donation is on the way to ADWAS

Reba Van Andel
Parkland, WA
Jun 4, 2018

Adela was was caring of her family and friends, seemed to always enjoy what she was doing, cooked great meals and was generous. My condolences to Cristina, Eric, Frances, Adela's family and especially to Richard who was her marriage partner for 43 years.

David Rice
SHoreline, WA
Jun 4, 2018

Richard, Christina, Eric, Francis and family. We are greatly saddened by the loss of Adela. We remember her as a loving mother and wife. We also remember her clever wit and happy disposition. She was fun to talk to and brought a welcome perspective and insight from her roots in Argentina. She will be missed. Dave and Joan Rice

Julie & Brian Porter
Sammamish, Wa
Jun 3, 2018

Our love and prayers go out to you, Cristina, Frances and Eric. Adela will continue to live on in our hearts.

A donation has been sent in her name to ADWAS.

Rita Sexton
Bellevue , WA
Jun 2, 2018

Richard and family.

My sincere condolence-to you and family.. Adela and her lovely smiling face will be missed by many.

Much love to you and family. Rita

A donation in her name to ADWAS is on the way

Roelof Valbracht
Waterloo, ON
Jun 2, 2018

Dear Richard,

Our sincere condolences for your loss.

We will make a donation to the ADWAS

in memory of Adela.

Roel and Debbie Valbracht.

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