SAN ANGELO — Dale Marion Peterson passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Community Medical Center. A family visitation was held on Monday, August 17, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Service was Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the funeral home.
Dale was born May 17, 1926, in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, to William Henry Peterson and Mary Christine (Jensen) Peterson. He was the seventh of eight children born to that union, and they have all preceded him in death. He was married to Wanda Dannheim in San Angelo, Texas, May 10, 1952. They were married for fifty-seven years.
He served in the United States Navy briefly, and then he trained as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He was Aircraft Commander on a B-47 in the Strategic Air Command during the Cold War. During the Vietnam War he flew cargo for Military Air Command. He retired in 1968 as a Major after twenty-three years of service.
ELDORADO — Ama Lola went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. She was born on Nov. 9, 1918, in Del Rio, Texas, to Jose DeLa Rose and Dionicia Brown. Ama Lola was raised in San Angelo, Texas, and later moved to Eldorado, Texas, after she married Francisco Garza on July 22, 1942. Together they owned and operated Garza Grocery for over 30 years.
She loved sewing and quilting and having her family around her. Ama Lola was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, her husband Franciso Garza and by her daughter, Gloria Garza Rodriguez.
Florence Pearl Podany Williams passed away August 9, 2009, at the age of 93. She was born September 19, 1915, to Albert and Pearl Ezzell Podany in Buckholts, Texas. She married James Thomas Williams on December 17, 1935, and they celebrated 62 happy years together.
Florence was a longtime and active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Eldorado. She had a passion for reading and a love of good books which was reflected in her service on the Board of the Schleicher County Library for over 40 years. She enjoyed participating in the activities of the Eldorado Woman’s Club. During her children’s school years she volunteered through the PTA and enjoyed being homeroom mother. She loved music and played the piano and hand bells. Through her seventies Florence was an avid horseback rider. She was a skilled seamstress and quilter.
ELDORADO — Peggy Jo Grelle, age 74, with Amazing Grace went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Shannon Medical Center.
She was born in Dallas, Texas, to Frank Daniels and Gladys Daisy Daniels Faull. Peggy married the love of her life, Harold Wayne Grelle on April 2, 1953, in Ozona, Texas. The couple lived in Mesquite, Texas, while raising their four children before residing in Eldorado, Texas. Peggy was a dedicated wife, mother and Maw to her 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She loved her family and friends but most of all she loved the Lord. Her life was a testimony of God's love.
Peggy was a housewife but her life's work was to serve the Lord. She was a prayer warrior for her family and friends. She was a volunteer for the Eldorado Nursing Home, Meals on Wheels and many church activities. Peggy enjoyed her work at the Schleicher County Museum while quilting with friends. Peggy had a sweet spirit and was kind and loving to everyone she met always putting others before herself.