In Memory of Dolores Peterson


To know Dolores was to be lucky in life for it was a boundless opportunity to laugh, to learn, to work hard, to be coached, to be hugged, to be loved.  Dolores had passion and energy for the people in her life, but she also had time – time to listen, time to counsel, time to care.  A true superhero to those that had the good fortune of her company – as she was an exemplary daughter, sister, wife, mom, grandmother, colleague and friend.

Dolores understood that the key to happiness isn’t how much you compile through life but rather how much of yourself you give. This endowment through ECF will ensure that Dolores’ legacy lives on through Habitat for Humanity.  Her service to others is her true legacy.

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a heathy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here.  This is to have succeeded.”

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dolores, your successes in life are all around us; we are all so very fortunate to have been part of your magic.

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